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exactly like what we hear in the recording!!!
on December 4, 2011
This book is amazing!! it contains all the songs from the show and is very detailed in the score. The arrangement of the piano accompaniment is the exact same thing like what you hear in the recording. There's no melody in the piano part, so it's not for piano solo. Every single notes/spoken lines of every chorus voices of every song is included.
The first 8 pages are beautiful colored photos from each of the songs in the show.
"Hello" - great arrangement for piano and quite simple to play, at the beginning of the song where there isn't an accompaniment, they have the melody in the piano (all the door bells sound are included). There are also the names of every Elder that sing this song, telling us who sing each part/line, very awesome. Starting in the key of C and modulate to Db key half way to the end.
"Two by Two" - a fun song to play, all the Elder's names, spoken lines, and 'clap' signs are included. The song is in the key of Bb, Eb, Db, Eb again, Ab and ends on E.
"You and Me (But Mostly Me)" - powerful ballad/bright rock, the piano accompaniment is amazing! The song is in the key of C,E and Db (very 'Wicked' like accompaniment.)
"Hasa Diga Eebowai" - all the chorus voice-parts are included in details (men and woman chorus part is separated). The song is in the key of F# (don't be discouraged by many sharps, the accompaniment part is quite simple) and ends in G.
"Turn It Off" - quite challenging to play during the tap dance part of the song. All the Elder's names are included. There is also a notation for the woodblock. The song switched around between F and Gb keys.
"I am Here For You" - Very easy lullaby type song in the key of A.
"All-American Prophet" - since there is no accompaniment during the talking/speech so they include the notation of the drums to help us keep track of the beat/tempo. Every part of every character is included. The song is in the key of Ab, Db, Bb and B.
"Sal Tlay Ka Sity" - awesome accompaniment for this ballad, quite simple and very beautiful. The song is in the key of C, Ab, A and back to C.
"Man Up" - my favorite song! this song rocks, the accompaniment rocks! every single voice part is included. Towards the end you'll have like 7 lines (Cunningham, Price, Nabulungi, Elders, Ugandans and 2 for piano accompaniment). May seem hard to follow the accompanied line but really isn't hard at all. The song is in the key of G and A.
"Making Things Up Again" (Ab) "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream" (eb, c#, d, f) - like the other songs, every voice part is included. Spooky Mormon Hell Dream is one of the hardest song to play.
"I Believe" - all the spoken lines and chorus parts are included. This one is also quite a challenge to play. The song starts in the key of F and ends on Gb (the hardest part of the song).
"Baptize Me" - Sweet pop ballad, all the spoken lines are included. The song is in the key of C, G, C and E.
"I am Africa" - All the parts/Elder's names are included. Short and not too hard. In the key of A, eb and G.
"Joseph Smith American Moses" - not really a fan of this song. Because there's hardly any piano accompaniment. Like other songs, everything you hear in the recording is included, There's a notation line for African drumming Djembe and war drums.
"Tomorrow is a Latter Day" - in the keys of G, C, F#, A, C. This is one of the hardest piece. The "Hello (Reprise)" is included in here in the key of D and the piano accompaniment is the same as the first Hello.
The only down thing about this book is that there isn't an encore "Tomorrow is a Latter Day (Reprise)" included in here (like in the recording). If they include that reprise/finale in here too, this book will be perfect!
Anyway, I still love this book and it's worth every cent I spent, amazon has a great deal on this one! you will not be disappointed! (unless you're looking for piano solo, this one is not for you.)