Send in the Clowns

Saturday, October 31, AD 2009

Something for the weekend.  Send in the Clowns sung by Barbara Streisand.  I like the song.  It is also useful due to so many singers having sung it over the years, as a google search of videos reveals.   It is a good vehicle for comparing singing and performance styles.  My favorite rendition is by Judy Collins.

Then of course we have Glynis Johns, familiar to all fans of the movie The Court Jester, who originally sang the song  in the play A Little Night Music in 1973, and thus was the first of the many performers to sing this poignant tune.

7 Responses to Send in the Clowns

  • I think it was Mark Russell who said you look at Congress and you realize that Send in the Clowns ought to be the national anthem. All official press conferences should commence with reporters being sheparded in with this tune.

  • Art, I can’t tell you how many political speeches, and courtroom orations, I have listened to with this playing in my mind as an accompaniment!

  • Love the song Don, and also prefer Judy Collins – a big hit back in the 70’s. Notwithstanding, Streisand is an amazing voice – loved her in the duet with Neil Diamond “He don’t bring me flowers anymore”, and many other solo performances.
    Actually, Diamond had a big hit with the Judy Collins number, “Both Sides Now.”
    More great music from the 70’s eh Don 😉

  • There are always exceptions that prove the rule Don!

  • Donald, when I first saw the headline, I immediately thought it was a reference to Biden!

  • It is now his theme song on this blog Donna!

  • Would the suggested patron of the blog, St. Maximillian aprove of this theme song, Don ? 😉