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Aug 19, 2020

Who's gonna lay the wedding table? Who's gonna make the wedding bed? And what about the rings? Funny you should ask.

On this episode, Kirk takes a deep dive into "Wedding Song," one of the signature numbers from Anaïs Mitchell's 2019 musical Hadestown. It's time for some conversational song form, a bunch of key changes, a touch of Jeff Buckley falsetto, and just a biiiiiit of trombone. Turn off your snares, and let's do this.

Written by: Anaïs Mitchell, w/ arranging by Michael Chorney

Directed by: Rachel Chavkin

Performed By: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney

Album: Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2019)

Listen/Buy: Apple Music | Amazon | Spotify

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ALSO FEATURED:

  • "Wedding Song” from the 2010 Hadestown concept album
  • "Chant" and "Doubt Comes In" from Hadestown

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Hey, It's Lindsay!

Huge thanks to Lindsay Ellis for providing a description of what happens on stage when Orpheus debuts his big song. If you like musicals, check out her podcast MusicalSplaining, which she co-hosts with Kaveh Taherian. Lindsay also makes YouTube video essays about film and musical theater and recently published her first novel, Axiom's End. Follow her on Twitter at @thelindsayellis.

OUTRO SOLOIST: Galen Clark

This episode's outro soloist is Mr. Galen Clark, who plays keyboard and organ and acts as bandleader for the soul jazz group Trio Subtonic. Find more information at their website, https://www.triosubtonic.net.

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