Send in the Clowns

Send in the Clowns 

from A Little Night Music 

A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. The musical includes the popular song "Send In the Clowns".

Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth TaylorLen CariouLesley-Anne Down, and Diana Rigg starring.

This beautiful backing track was arranged and performed by my wonderful and talented friend, Judy Short who lives in the USA and this was a truly special project for us both and I greatly treasure the experience of working with her.

My  vocal was recorded at The Empire Recording Studio in October 2012 and is featured on my album Moments as shown in ALBUMS, above.

The video was beautifully produced by Maureen, a Moderator for Keyboard Player.