First performed in 1975, Chicago has become a true classic, and no other show better portrays decidedly questionable human characteristics. Razzle Dazzle features big-shot lawyer Billy Flynn. The lovely but naive Roxie Hart stands accused of murder, which we know she committed. Here, Billy gleefully explains how to `razzle dazzle' a jury and indeed newspaper readers, using legal tricks to get your client off the charge. The law is portrayed as a glamorous show, with the trial participants as actors. The excess in the song slowly builds, so begin quietly but with excitement. This song is an opportunity to explore different vocal qualities - from stage whispering and full voice speaking to pure singing and belting.
This piece is part of the Faber Choral Singles series, offering a selection of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the series is arranged for 3-part choir (soprano, alto and a combined male-voice part) providing flexibility for any choir. Complete with straight-forward piano accompaniments supporting the vocal lines, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion - so get exploring and get singing!