March Monikers: “Simon Zealotes”

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

To purchase the Original Concept Recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, click on the image above.

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.

I first thought about including “Simon Zealotes” in this series of posts when I posted “Tommy, Can You Hear Me?” earlier this month. The two songs are certainly varied in tone, but there is something that connects them: it has to do with the lyrics, yes, but there’s also something that joins the two songs in spirit. This number, from Jesus Christ Superstar, offers a neat little cameo for the actor playing Simon and as he spurs the crowd into a frenzy of adoration for Jesus. The piece builds brilliantly out of “Hosanna” and makes for an effective contrast when “Poor Jerusalem” follows it.

Keen to share your thoughts on “Simon Zealotes”? Head on to the comment box at the end of this post.

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