A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC



Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim

Opened: February 25, 1973, Shubert Theatre, N.Y.C.; April 15,1975, Adelphi Theatre, London
Performances: 601 (N.Y.C.); 406 (London)

Note: Only numbers not found on the CD reissue of the original Broadway cast album are noted below.


Bang! (cut):

1. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
2. Stephen Sondheim, CD/Satchmo Jazz Records SJR CD 00032J (Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure conducted by Lluis Vidal)
3. Putting It Together, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61729-2 (Michael Rupert and Rachel York with orchestra conducted by Scott Frankel)
4. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)


Bows:

1. A Little Night Music, CD/K Industria Cultural K026CD (orchestra directed by Manuel Gas)


Dinner Table (scene) (same music as "Night Waltz II"):

1. A Little Night Music, CD/Tring001 (Company with music direction by Paddy Cunneen)


Every Day A Little Death (reprise):

1. A Little Night Music, CD/K Industria Cultural K026CD (Xavier Fernandez, Muntsa Rius, Ana Feu, Alberto Demestres, and Teresa de la Torre with musical direction by Manuel Gas)
2. A Little Night Music, CD/Nonesuch 523488-2 (Marissa McGowan and Betsy Morgan with orchestra conducted by Tom Murray)


The Glamorous Life (aka "The Letter Song") (unused; later used for the film version):

1. A Little Night Music, Columbia (S) 35333 (Elaine Tomkinson with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick) [reissued as CD/Masterworks Broadway 88883 72393 2]
2. A Little Night Music, CD/Tring001 (Claire Cox with music direction by Paddy Cunneen) (combined with stage version)
3. Sondheim, CD/Book Of The Month Club 11-7517 (Betsy Josyln with theater orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani)
4. What Can You Lose: Myrra Malmberg Sings Sondheim, CD/Ericsson AD CD 1 (Myrra Malmberg with Peter Nordahl, piano)
5. Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute, CD/Kritzerland KR 20010-8 (Kelly Ground with musical direction by Daniel Lockert)
6. Sondheim At The Movies, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5805, (Cassidy Ladden with musical direction by Tom Fay)
7. A Little Night Music, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5819 (Terry Trotter, piano)
8. Go Back Home, CD/Nonesuch 517766-2 (Audra MacDonald with musical direction by Andy Einhorn)
9. By Side By Side By Side By Side By Sondheim, CD/Kritzerland KR 20012-8 (Lisa Vroman with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach)


French Waltz (unused; based on a portion of "French Waltz" from an unproduced musical version of RING AROUND THE MOON):

1. Backer's Audition (Stephen Sondheim, piano)


Love Takes Time (same music as "Night Waltz" with new lyrics written for the film version):

1. A Little Night Music, Columbia (S) 35333 (Company with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick) [reissued as CD/Masterworks Broadway 88883 72393 2]
2. Putting It Together, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61729-2 (Julie Andrews, Stephen Collins, Michael Rupert, Rachel York, and Christopher Durang with orchestra conducted by Scott Frankel)


My Husband The Pig (unused; middle portion reused in "Every Day A Little Death"):

1. Backer's Audition (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. A Little Night Music, CD/Tring001 (Patricia Hodge with music direction by Paddy Cunneen)
3. It's Oh So Issy, CD/Dress Circle IVR-CD-1 (Issy Van Randwyck with Stuart Pedlar, piano)
4. Putting It Together, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61729-2 (Julie Andrews with orchestra conducted by Scott Frankel)


Not Quite Night (aka "Crickets") (unused):

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice) [reissued on Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Farů, CD/Sony Masterworks Broadway 82796-94255-2]


Now (original version) (unused):

1. Backer's Audition (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)


Numbers (aka "Numbers, Questions, Time") (unused):

1. Backer's Audition (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)


Send In The Clowns (reprise):

1. A Little Night Music, RCA Red Seal LRL1-5090 (Jean Simmons and Joss Ackland with orchestra conducted by Ray Cook) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 5090-2-RG]
2. A Little Nigh Music, Columbia JS 35333 (Elizabeth Taylor and Len Cariou with orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani)
[reissued as CD/Masterworks Broadway 88883 72393 2]
3. A Little Night Music, CD/Tring001 (Judi Dench and Laurence Guittard with music direction by Paddy Cunneen)
4. A Little Night Music, CD/JAY CDJAY1241
(Sian Phillips and Eric Flynn with orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards)
5. A Little Night Music, CD/K Industria Cultural K026CD (Vicky Pena and Constantino Romero and  with musical direction by Manuel Gas)

6. A Little Night Music, CD/Nonesuch 523488-2 (Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alexander Hanson with orchestra conducted by Tom Murray)


Silly People (cut):

1. Backer's Audition (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice) [reissued on Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Farů, CD/Sony Masterworks Broadway 82796-94255-2]
2. Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, Warner Bros. (S) 2WS-2705 (George Lee Andrews with orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani) [reissued as as CD/RCA 60515-2-RC]
3. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
4. Musicals, CD/EMI CDC 7 49792 2 (Lambert Wilson with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo conducted by John McGlinn)
5. Take Me To The World: Take Me To The World, CD/Et'cetera KTC 1185 (Marc Heller with Alfred Heller, piano, and Martin Ormandy, violoncello)
6. New York, New York! A Broadway Extravaganza, CD/ProArte CDD 594 (New York City Gay Men's Chorus with orchestra conducted by Gary Miller)
7. Stephen Sondheim, CD/Satchmo Jazz Records SJR CD 00032J (Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure conducted by Lluis Vidal)
8. Warm Spring Night, CD/PS Classics 527 (Philip Chaffin with orchestra conducted by Kevin Stites)
9. Taking My Turn, CD/Susan Eichhorn Young (Susan Eichhorn Young)
10. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam with musical direction by John Bell)
11. Singing Sondheim: Songs By Stephen Sondheim, CD/Emanar TCM-EM101 (Aaron Morishita with musical direction by Jon Delfin)


Soon (reprise):

1. A Little Night Music, CD/K Industria Cultural K026CD (Muntsa Rius with musical direction by Manuel Gas)
2. A Little Night Music, CD/Nonesuch 523488-2 (Betsy Morgan with orchestra conducted by Tom Murray)


Two Fairy Tales (cut; music retained as "Piano Practice" music):

1. Composer's Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, Warner Bros. (S) 2WS-2705 (Mark Lambert and Victory Mallory with orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani) [reissued as CD/RCA 60515-2-RC]
3. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]


A Weekend In The Country (reprise):

1. A Little Night Music, CD/K Industria Cultural K026CD (Xavier Fernandez, Muntsa Rius, Ana Feu, Alberto Demestres, and Teresa de la Torre with musical direction by Manuel Gas)
2. A Little Night Music, CD/Nonesuch 523488-2 (Marissa McGowan and Betsy Morgan with orchestra condcuted by Tom Murray)


You Must Meet My Wife (reprise):

1. A Little Night Music, CD/K Industria Cultural K026CD (Alberto Demestres with musical direction by Manuel Gas)
2. A Little Night Music, CD/Nonesuch 523488-2 (Stephen R. Buntrock, Jayne Paterson, Marissa McGowan, Kevin David Thomas, and Betsy Morgan with orchestra condcuted by Tom Murray)


Unrecorded Material:

Women Were Born To Wait (unused; early version of "In Praise Of Women")