Cunegonde’s glittering aria “Glitter and Be Gay” is one of soprano Barbara Cook’s favorite pieces. The song is dramatic, with little chordal accompaniment, and some high E-flat high notes above high C. There are alternative phrases provided at several points in the score, but not all at once. Attempting to scale an entire aria down to two pitches of your own could prove challenging.
Glitter and Be Gay Sheet Music: This 1957 song by Candide was originally published in the key C Minor the tune tempo is to be played Tempo di Valse Lente with a metronome of q = 80.
Lyrics begin: Glitter and be gay,
Instruments: Voice, range: Eb4-Eb6 + Piano