Little Italian Girl
After a few projects, the performance that solidified the partner-ship of the three musicians was on the song Little Italian Girl. Bree's vocals were amazing, and incorporated a 'Phantom of the Opera' style ending that was awe-inspiring to the other two collaborators. The synergy created while working together on this song gave Jenna Vescio the confidence to expand Rosa's story into a complete Broadway style musical. The three began working together almost exclusively over the Internet. Many songs began with Jenna's lyrics, then adapted by Bree, and put to music by LohnRiver and Bree. Jenna was always the ultimate critic, and helped them find their musical direction. LohnRiver and Bree both had experience in programming music, and their talents complimented each other. Lush arrangements and beautiful melodies emerged, surprising even the three collaborators. To help with the daunting task of writing over 30 songs, they found other collaborators whose songs or lyrics could be adapted for use in the musical. The team of three for uniformity ultimately produced all songs. Near the end of the writing/recording process, the team stumbled upon a talented writer/male vocalist whose powerful voice provided the icing on the cake. Jerry Allen, an established artist in his own right, performed with Bree on the duet 'Don't Cry For Me'. The pairing of these voices was a match made in heaven and the duet became one of the highlights of musical score. Jerry went on to contribute 2 of his original songs to the musical as well as lead vocals on 3 songs. It was a stressful, but triumphant three months, often working feverishly till the early hours of the morning. The final product is a diverse collection of music that vividly tells the story of Rosa's Journey, her arranged marriage that caused her physical hardship and mental anguish, and her ultimate redemption and return to her faith. When listening to the score from beginning to end, one cannot help but be moved by the deep emotional impact of the lyrics and music. The vision and talent of Jenna Vescio, LohnRiver and Bree Noble, with the help of Jerry Allen and the other collaborators,have produced a timeless collection of musical gems. The team plans to continue collaborating and capitalize on the creative chemistry discovered through their work on LITTLE ITALIAN GIRL Also Many thanks to Tom Rae, Simon Read, Kaisa Elice, Denise Jerrido, John Brumby, Chris Noble, Yussuf Migoko and Connie Bolin, for their compositions, vocals and lyrics. A big thankyou to Michael Dunlap for the Orchestration in Don't Cry For Me Italy. This CD is a selection of the best musical gems from the original 2 CD set that we have personally contributed to the Little Italian Girl project. Enjoy! © Copyright 2003, Gevania Records Rosa Petite Productions Victoria Lane Publishing Australia Pty. Ltd.