Rock Nativity

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Rock Nativity
most of Last Exit on the set of the musical - copyright Rik Walton
Basic information
Composed by: Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent (music) & David Wood (story)
Composed in: YYYY
Length: LENGTH
Premiere date: 1974-12-18
Premiere venue: University Theatre
Premiere location: Newcastle, England, UK

Introduction

The musical was written by Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent (music) and David Wood (story). Frances Tomelty was the leading actress - she played the Virgin Mary.

Background

Last Exit were hired as the pit band for the Rock Nativity musical - additional musicians being Derek Lunn (drums) and Iwan Williams (keyboards). They were not credited as Last Exit in the programme or media publicity.

According to Sting's Broken Music they started rehearsing in mid-October 1974. He also mentions that rehearsals began a few days (?) after one of Last Exit 's gigs (the first one was on 1974-10-17).

The musical ran for six weeks - from the 1974-12-18 press performance to 1975-01-25. The only problem for Sting were Wednesday's matinee shows which collided with his job as a school teacher.

Performance history

1974-12-18 - 1975-01-25

Release History

Composition appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Album date YYYY-MM-DD Country

Quotations and trivia

The songs:

  • ROCK NATIVITY: PROPHESIES/PRAISE
  • ROCK NATIVITY: MAGNIFICAT
  • ROCK NATIVITY: DON'T BE AFRAID
  • ROCK NATIVITY: OPEN YOUR HEART
  • ROCK NATIVITY: THIS IS HEROD
  • ROCK NATIVITY: TO BE A KING
  • ROCK NATIVITY: FAR AWAY IN PERSIA
  • ROCK NATIVITY: FOLLOW THE STAR
  • ROCK NATIVITY: CAESAR'S DECREE
  • ROCK NATIVITY: USELESS THEN TO ARGUE
  • ROCK NATIVITY: GOING TO BE TAXED
  • ROCK NATIVITY: MARY BARELY CONSCIOUS
  • ROCK NATIVITY: WITH YOU
  • ROCK NATIVITY: COUNTING SHEEP
  • ROCK NATIVITY: COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
  • ROCK NATIVITY: SILENT NIGHT/WHAT A WAY TO WELCOME HIM
  • ROCK NATIVITY: DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH
  • ROCK NATIVITY: HEROD'S HENCHMEN HURRY
  • ROCK NATIVITY: THE BLESSING
  • ROCK NATIVITY: NUNC DIMITTIS/PEACEFULLY
  • ROCK NATIVITY: GLORY! GLORY!
  • ROCK NATIVITY: I WILL WATCH YOU GROW
  • ROCK NATIVITY: HEROD'S DECREE
  • ROCK NATIVITY: WHAT GAME ARE YOU PLAYING, LORD?
  • ROCK NATIVITY: OFF TO EGYPT
  • ROCK NATIVITY: MAKE A NEW TOMORROW

See also

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External links

References

source: Broken Music, David Wood, internet