HAMILTON: Motifs and the Art of Musical Narrative

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Carribean, by providence, impoverished, in squalor, turn out to be a bridge between two worlds? Lin-Manuel Miranda turned the ten-dollar founding father into a broadway hit. Now, I can spend time talking about how great Hamilton is, and we all will have a great time. But instead, how about we talk about WHY it’s so great? Hamilton does a lot of things musically that you might not necessarily notice, but it adds to the viewing/listening experience. Let’s take a shot and see what makes Alexander Hamilton so unique. Continue reading “HAMILTON: Motifs and the Art of Musical Narrative”