MIDSHOW ENSEMBLE CHAOS SONGS
Blackout - In The Heights - The power goes out suddenly in Washington Heights on July 4th and the characters start out in a club in the dark. such a high intensity song. the music keeps the energy up until near the end where theres a small interlude to give you a breather. the layered vocals at the beginning are wonderfully confusing and i love picking out the parts. if you can find a way to watch this one the staging is gorgeous too. also if i could be immersed in the harmonies and chords in this song I would do so 100%. 15/10
Christmas Bells - Rent - Its starting to snow as the characters are heading to a protest show and they all meet up. my first experience in trying to sing every part at once and failing miserably. entertaining and the dissonant christmas carols lend a feeling of familiar strangeness. every character has their own part and their singing tell a story even as they all sing together. you can listen to a different part each time and get three or four different stories. also watching maureen drive in on a motorcycle at the end is pretty damn badass. 15/10
One Day More - Les Misérables - a beautiful driving piece full of dramatic chords and beautiful layers. the layering isnt as intensive as the others but still quite confusing and lovely. the blending of the orchestration and vocal themes is very pleasant, good act 1 finale. 12.5/10
Non-Stop - Hamilton - Pretty self explanatory as most songs in Hamilton are. the layering is left for the end of the song but the intensity grows as the song goes on reflecting the theme. multiple musical styles make this song easy to repeat 40 times. having callbacks to songs from the first act make it a fantastic act ender. “Hamilton wrote…the other fifty-one”. layering ties the song together and after the chaos of all the themes being sung at once the last “history has its eyes on you” gives me goosebumps every time. 13/10
Ever After - Into The Woods - Only a bit of layering in this one. they layering is A+ grade tho good job. im including it because you try singing this while prancing around the stage, thank you so much Sondheim for the belief that singers dont need to breathe, we wouldnt have a lot of amazing songs without your philosophy.
As far as Rating on Confusion: Blackout and Christmas Bells are tied for chaos.
Feel free to add on more!! I only included one song from each musical bc multiple of these love using the chaos song model. these were just the ones I can recite every part of i didnt include any i cant bc i have enough of a problem.