Welcome to the

Rehearsal Materials page for

“The Golden Cage”!

We’re currently updating this page for the 2022 production to incorporate a few recent cuts, but most of the materials below are ready – if not perfect – and I hope they’ll support you in learning the music.

The best thing to do whenever you come to this page is to click the button below to refresh your page so you see the most recent files we’ve added.

Below you’ll find plunk-out and playback files to help you learn and rehearse The Golden Cage. We’ve made a few edits to some of the numbers and I’ve tried to mark the ones we’ll be updating soon. 

You should be able to play the files from this page or download them with the little down arrow from the top right-hand side of each audio track. I can’t wait to hear YOU sing these!

F.A.Q. about filenames, audio, etc (click to open)

SONG NAMES
Please excuse any discrepancy between the name of the song in the script, sheet music, and filenames. You can always rely on the song number – so song #2 in the script will appear as “02” in the sheet music link and in the SoundCloud track names.

AUDIO TRACK DETAILS
There are at least two tracks for each song, one with “piano only,” and at least one other containing piano + vocals. The vocal parts are played by midi keyboard using bassoon for Boris, and clarinet for Alphea. You can identify the track you need by looking for the CAPITALIZED part name.

ALPHEA = piano + Alphea’s part
BORIS = piano + Boris’ part
DUET = piano + both vocals
PNO = Piano only part

 

ANOTHER AUDIO DETAIL
Most of these rehearsal tracks were performed by Tim Maurice (pianist working with Deborah), so the piano part and vocal parts have some life to them. However, due to time limitations, when we’ve edited tracks we’ve had to create the plunk-outs and playbacks by the computer, so they will sound more stiff, robotic. Hopefully they’ll at least give you a basic idea for pitches and rhythm.

Musical Numbers

For each scene below, songs are listed by their number (#), name, and singer. The most current piano-vocal scores should be in your Google Drive, just know that for more recent edits, the audio files on this page may not be completely up-to-date — so the audio may not match the scores exactly.

SCENE 1          

#2 – Flying Song / Boris Enters (Boris)       

  • Midi tracks: Boris, and Piano

    #3 – The Golden Cage (Boris)   

    • Midi tracks: Boris, and Piano

    SCENE 2         

    #4A Today, #4B Nothing’s Ever New (Alphea) 

    NOTE – WE’RE CHECKING THIS FILE FOR RECENT EDITS (so it’s likely not to match your sheet music exactly)

    • Note that the SCORE contains #4A Today, #4B Nothing’s Ever New, and #5 Monsterphobia
    • Midi Tracks: Alphea, Piano

    #5 – Monsterphobia (Alphea)

    • Piano/Vocal Score is part of #4A Today and #4B Nothing’s Ever New)

    • Midi Tracks: Alphea, Piano

    SCENE 3         

    #6A Golden Cage Reprise, #6B Let Me Explain (Alphea & Boris) 

    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, Piano

    #7A – Here I Am (Alphea & Boris)

    NOTE – WE’RE CHECKING THIS FILE FOR RECENT EDITS (so it’s likely not to match your sheet music exactly)

    • Note that the SCORE contains #7A Here I Am, and #7B Can’t You See
    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, and Piano

    #7B – Can’t You See? (Alphea & Boris)

    NOTE – WE’RE CHECKING THIS FILE FOR RECENT EDITS (so it’s likely not to match your sheet music exactly)

     

    • Piano/Vocal Score is the same as the above
    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, and Piano:

    #7D – The Golden Cage Reprise (Boris)

    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, and Piano

    #8 – Prisoner of Fate (Alphea)

    • Midi tracks: Alphea, and Piano

    SCENE 4        

    #9A & #9B – Humor Her Madness – Part 1 & Part 2 (Boris & Alphea)

    • Piano/Vocal Score is for #9A, #9B, #10, #11, #12, and #13A) Note that this SCORE contains #9A Humor Her Madness Part 1, #9B Humor Her Madness Part 2, #10, Then at Last, #11 Alphea Have You Ever Seen, #12 Flying Song, and #13A A Cappella Duet
    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, and Piano

    #10 – Then at Last (Boris & Alphea)

    • Piano/Vocal Score is part of #9A & #9B Humor Her Madness Parts 1 & 2)
    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, and Piano

    #11 – Alphea, Have You Ever Seen (Boris)

    • Piano/Vocal Score is part of #9A & #9B Humor Her Madness Parts 1 & 2)
    • Midi tracks: Boris, and Piano

    #12 – The Flying Song (Boris & Alphea)

    • Piano/Vocal Score is part of #9A & #9B Humor Her Madness Parts 1 & 2)
    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boria, Duet, and Piano

    #13A – A Cappella Duet (Alphea & Boris)

    • Piano/Vocal Score is part of #9A & #9B Humor Her Madness Parts 1 & 2)
    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boria, and Duet

    #13B- Post-Acapella (Instrumental)

    • This is purely instrumental – so no audio file for this one

    SCENE 5        

    #14 – Incantation Duet – (Boris & Alphea)

    • We haven’t provided audio files for this because it’s mostly speak-singing and a simple melody
    • Midi tracks:

    #15- Golden Cage Reprise (Alphea & Boris)

    SCENE 6        

    #16A My House is Nice Like This, #16B Flying Song Reprise (Alphea & Boris)

    SCENE 7 

    #17A It’s Mine!, #17B Now the Dream is in My Hand (Boris)

    #18 – Today Reprise (Boris)

    • Midi tracks: No tracks for this at the moment, the score features piano and spoken words (no sung words)

    #19 – #20 – #21 (3 songs):

    #19 – First Came the Dream (Boris),

    #20 – The Golden Cage Reprise & Gone (Boris) & Alphea’s Return (Alphea),

    #21 – Flying Song Reprise (Alphea)

    • Midi tracks: Alphea, Boris, Duet, Piano

    SCENE 8   

    #22 – Alphea’s Story (Alphea)

    • We have midi tracks! They’re from our notation program (Finale), so the “performance” is a bit mechanical.

    Here is an earlier version of the piece (same vocal melody) performed by real humans:

    #23 – You Build Your Cage (Boris & Alphea)

    #7C – I Started With A Mission (Boris)

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