I was wondering if those songs you’ve posted sound any different from any song of any other musical and they do sound same and do share same harmonic pattern which makes them all together a boring pile. Song "My Favorite Things" a-bit different and often lays on my tongue and my guitar practices.
@1111art Your post is bringing back some good memories for me. Back in the 1950's my father (an electrical engineer) built a system that was the envy of all the neighbours. A Dynaco Mark ll DYI kit, three Warfdale speakers, a TT with stobe and sliding speed control that went from below 33 to above 78. I guess my dad was pretty hip back then. So did I grow up listening to Miles or Bird or maybe The Jazz Messengers? NO, I grew up listening to Show Tunes. Gentlemen Be Seated is imprinted on my brain to this very day. And you know, I still Wonder What Became of Sally, that old gal of mine. 🎶
- “Someone To Watch Over Me,” George & Ira Gershwin, Oh, Kay!
For starters, how about the Kern/Hammerstein and Rogers/Hammerstein songs, many of them prospective love songs:
Make Believe (Show Boat)
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
If I Loved You (Carousel)
Something Wonderful, I Have Dreamed (The King And I)
Climb Every Mountain (Sound Of Music)
and from Stephen Sondheim:
Maria (West Side Story)
Not While I'm Around (Sweeny Todd)
No More (Into the Woods)