"By My Side" from the musical Godspell By Stephen Schwartz
(This duet is a great one to use w/ an alto and soprano. The main problems when doing this song are intonation. I've broght this song to a thespian competition and did well with it. The main focus you need to work w/ is the intonation though, oh and DICTION...diction is highly needed in this piece. You can arrange which parts you want for alto and soprano but neither part goes very high. I believe the highest note that the soprano will hit is an A that's hit in different parts of the song. One part is shadowing the other a lot. It sounds great! It's a very mellow piece.. great for church.)
Where are you going? Where are you going? Can you take me with you? For my hand is cold, and needs warmth. Where are you going?
(harmony between vocalists starts here) Far beyond where the horizon lies, Where the horizon lies, and the land sinks into mellow blueness. Oh, please, take me with you
Let me skip the roads with you I can dare myself Dare myself I can dare myself I'll put a pebble in my shoe, and watch me walk watch me walk I can walk, I can walk.
And I shall call the pebble dare. I shall call the pebble dare We will walk We will talk together about walking about talking Dare shall be carried
And when we both have had enough I will take him from my shoe and say, "Meet your new road"
Then I'll take your hand Finally glad Finally glad That you are here That you are here
By my side... By my side, by my side By my side, by my side
That you are here
By my side.
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