Some Enchanted Evening
I chose Some Enchanted Evening for my presentation because musicals are a big part of American music to me and I’ve enjoyed them since I was little. While I think South Pacific as a show hasn’t aged very well besides the musical aspects it was an early example of an Integrated musical, which is where the songs are important to the plot instead of being just a spectacle. This is important because Rodgers and Hammerstien’s works, especially South Pacific and Oklahoma are really early examples of this creative philosophy and the fact that these shows did well at the time led to a shift in how musicals were constructed and you can see the influences they had in modern musicals to this day. For this song in particular, it has a really beautiful instrumentation and I enjoy singing it because it lets me be very dramatic and move throughout a lot of my range.