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Curriculum Vitae
The Libretto
My Shows
Musical of the Month

 

Brian C. Billings, Ph.D.
(Lyrics and Libretti)


Welcome to Libretti Writ Large, a site meant to glorify the libretto and reveal samples of my own work within this highly overlooked genre (shows for both adults and children).  Also featured is a monthly review of a musical (selected at random) meant to inspire investigation into the creative offerings of librettists both past and present.  For questions about the genre, renting my original musicals, or requesting my services as composer, lyricist, or librettist, please contact me at this e-address: brian@librettiwritlarge.biz.  Read on, my friend.  Read on.

WITHIN THIS SITE     

  • The libretto defined and explained in brief.

  • This librettist's resume.

  • Synopses and selections (text and music) from original shows.

  • This month's featured musical.

A NOTE ABOUT LYRICS

The lyrics shared within this site are rendered according to the following  dramatic conventions:  Lyrics from musical comedies, musical dramas, or operettas are rendered in all-caps while the aria lyrics and recitative from operas are rendered as would be any standard verse form.

MIND THE VOLUME

Music files on this site play best when volume controls are set between thirty-five and forty-five percent.  Raise the gain at your own risk.  The few files requiring optimal gain are labeled as such.  You have been warned . . .

COPYRIGHT AND PETER PAN

In light of recent events in copyright law concerning Sir James Barrie's Peter Pan, it is needful to explain that the production cited by this site was performed in the spirit of charity and children's theatrical awareness.  In no way was it designed to pick the pocket of the Hospital for Sick Children as the show was believed to have been operating within the boundaries of public domain in the United States at the time of its creation, and all inquiries made to the Library of Congress ceded the same.  For further information concerning this matter (particularly if you have been recently involved in small-cast or low-scale original adaptations of the show and have not been aware of the copyright issue), please contact Samuel French, Inc. care of the office of Charles R. Van Nostrand.

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** SITE LAST UPDATED MARCH 27, 2008 **

 

 

 

 

 

 

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