Saturday, 6 November 2010

A Tribute to Jerry Bock

The name Jerry Bock may not mean much to you, but if I say he was the composer of one of the most successful productions in the history of the American musical theatre, maybe that will start a few bells ringing.

Jerry Bock, together with lyricist Sheldon Harnick, composed the powerful score to Fiddler on the Roof as well as other memorable shows.

Mr Bock died last month of heart failure at a hospital in New York.  He was 81.

My choice of musical tribute is the Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler on the Roof. It earned the two men Tony Awards in 1965. It is still in my top five American musical songs.



brownlie said...

Fiddler on the Roof - how apopropriate is that nowadays with the politicians' aspirations being "If I were a rich man".

brownlie said...

"apopropriate" is another word I've just invented. If it baffles you it does the same to me.

subrosa said...

Aye very apopropriate in today's world Brownlie.

I'm not baffled. I only do 'confused' or 'bewildered'. Maybe it's an age thing. :)

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

Confused, buggered and bewildered am I. (with apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein; or is it Roy Rogers and Trigger)

subrosa said...

R & H I think RA. Join the club. It doesn't get any better in the CBB club as we grow older either. :)

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