Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the adventures of an eccentric professor who invents wacky machinery, to little gain, until he comes up with a revolutionary car. A hostile power becomes mean and nasty in its attempts to acquire the car. The film of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang may be more than 30 years old, but every parent and every ex-tot will probably recall its relentlessly upbeat ingredients of the music and characters used in it.


It's hard not to wince when Michael Ball, chubby and cheerful as inventor Caractacus Potts, puts his twins to bed with "a gentle breeze from Hushabye Mountain softly blows over Lullaby Bay" or when those kids fete Emma Williams's demure Truly with "when you're near us it's so delicious, you're the answer to our wishes", or when everybody is yearning for "someone to care for, someone to be near to, someone to do for, muddle through for".
It's a very exciting an adventure, and it's a combination of a lot of tunes, the title track which is "our fine four-fendered friend" is extremely catchy, the other tones and songs in the musical are quite gloomy. Some of them are very long and drags in a few of the romantic scenes.
The instruments used for the music was the piano and vocal with guitar chord symbols. This bright and bouncy tune from the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang offers all instruments an opportunity to play the melody. Violins I and II and Viola begin this familiar tune in unison with the Celli an octave lower. With the pick up to 29 - 36, the Basses and Celli are featured with the melody. This arrangement also has ample eighth and quarter note bowing variations (
Two musical numbers which are quite different f ...
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