Nine Sinatra Songs

Nine Sinatra Songs
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Vancouver, Canada
Dance sections

I. Softly As I Leave You: Washington, Young

II. Strangers in the Night: Kellogg, Chryst

III. One For My Baby (and One More For the Road): Rudner, Carrafa

IV. My Way: Rudner, Carrafa, Washington, Young, Kellogg, Chryst

V. Somethin’ Stupid: Uchida, Colton

VI. All the Way: Spencer, Kurshals

VII. Forget Domani: Way, Whitener

VIII. That’s Life: Freydont, Rawe

IX. My Way: Freydont, Rawe, Uchida, Colton, Spencer, Kurshals, Way, Whitener, Rudner, Carrafa, Kellogg, Chryst, Washington, Young

Dancers

Shelley FreydontMary Ann KelloggSara RudnerAmy Spencer, Christine Uchida, Shelley Washington, Jennifer Way

John CarrafaGary ChrystRichard ColtonRaymond Kurshals, Tom Rawe, William Whitener, Keith Young

Total number of dancers
14
Runtime
00:28:20

Nine Sinatra Songs presents a glamorous portrait of seven couples that traces the arc of romantic relationships. The dancers swing, swirl, tango and cha-cha through a glittering ballroom.

It premiered on the same program as Bad Smells, meeting the gritty vision head on. 

Nine Sinatra Songs is one of Tharp’s most frequently performed works and has become a mainstay in the repertories of professional dance companies worldwide.

  • Nine Sinatra
    Company dancers in a promotional photo shoot at the Avedon studio. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
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    Carrafa and Rudner in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
Video Description

Excerpts of the seven duets and final "My Way."

Full music program

1. Softly, As I Leave You
Composed Antonio De Vita
Lyrics by Hal Sharper
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1964
From the Album “Softly, As I Leave You”
Released by Reprise Records

2. Strangers in the Night
Composed by Bert Kaempfert
Lyrics by Eddie Snyder
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1966
From the Album “Stranger’s In The Night”
Released by Reprise Records

3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer – 1943
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1949
From The album “Frankly Sentimental”
Released by Columbia Records

4. My Way
Originally “Comme d’habitude”
Composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux – 1967
Lyrics by Paul Anka
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1968
From the Album “My Way” – 1969
Released by Reprise Records

5. Somethin’ Stupid
Written by C. Carson Parks
Recorded by Nancy and Frank Sinatra – 1967
From the Album “The World We Knew”
Released by Reprise Records

6. All the Way
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1957
For the Film “The Joker Is Wild”
Published by Maraville Music Corporation
Released by Capitol Records

7. Forget Domani
Composed by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Normal Newell
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1965
From the Album “Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits”
Released by Reprise Records – 1968

8. That’s Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelley Gordon
Frank Sinatra Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1966
From the Album “That’s Life”
Released by Reprise Records

9. My Way
Originally “Comme d’habitude”
Composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux – 1967
Lyrics by Paul Anka
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1968
From the Album “My Way” – 1969
Released by Reprise Records

Music details
Music track
webmusic-ninesinatra.mp3
Audio sample

All The Way
Performed by Frank Sinatra

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