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Sharp to the Flat

Truth: Something to believe, or to manipulate. something there's just not enough of.

She is searching for a spiritual truth.
Deception is the means to his end.
Her home becomes his escape, but she doesn't know it.
Filling her loneliness becomes his purpose, but she doesn't see it.
Is 'someone up there' looking after her, or is it someone closer to home?
... And everything is kept from her daughter..

Lead characters

  • A Short History'Sharp to the Flat' is a musical work originally conceived by Martin Day. Some songwriting began in 2006, with the project being picked up again in earnest in 2011. The first draft of the script was completed in 2013 with a redraftings in 2015, 2017 & 2018. All the songs (with one exception) have been written in partnership with Richard Milner since 2013.

  • Find out moreThis site contains all there is to know about the 'Sharp to the Flat' project, although we are not ready to share all of it yet. So the script, full synopsis are password protected and only accessible by a few select people. However, you can find here a synopsis, character profiles, previews of all the demo recordings and lyrics.

  • StatusAt time of writing (Sept 2018)
    > The 4th major draft of the book (script) is complete
    > Lyrics for 21 songs are complete
    > 21 demo tracks recorded complete with vocals
    > a further 9 songs have been written & demos recorded, but have now been 'retired' from the main story

  • Planned tasks > Record final ensemble vocal tracks
    > Mix and master recordings (in progress)
    > Compose incidental music
    > Generate sheet music (started)
    > Further read-throughs & work-shopping
    > Seek theatrical partnership
    > Secure funding
    > Stage show

Listen to Demo Recordings, Read The Lyrics

All demos are now available to be heard, in sequence, from the following links.
Hear the song: 'House Of Old Wounds' Hear the song: 'A Faith Of My Own' Hear the song: 'Not What We Planned' Hear the song: 'How He Loved You' Hear the song: 'It's All About Me (Show Business)' Hear the song: 'It Can't Work' Hear the song: 'How Is It You Know Amanda' Hear the song: 'Lonely On My Own' Hear the song: 'Your Call Is Important' Hear the song: 'We Could Be Best Of Friends' Hear the song: 'Your Call Is Important Reprise' Hear the instrumental: 'Entr'acte' Hear the song: 'Somebody's Watching Over Me' Hear the song: 'In My Dream' Hear the song: 'Are You A Man Or A Mouse?' Hear the song: 'I Can't Believe' Hear the song: 'Let's Pretend' Hear the song: 'It's All About Me (Reprise)' Hear the song: 'Not What We Planned Reprise' Hear the song: 'The Man Of My Dreams' Hear the song: 'House Of Old Wounds Reprise'

There are also songs that have been 'retired' along the way (in various stages of development)..
Hear the (retired) song: 'When There's A Deadline Involved' Hear the (retired) song: 'Your Company Needs You' Hear the (retired) song: 'Halcyon Days' Hear the (retired) song: 'It's A Scandal' Hear the (retired) song: 'Here Is The News' Hear the (retired) song: 'I WIll Enter In' Hear the (retired) song: 'Halcyon Days Reprise' Hear the (retired) song: 'How Could You Steal My Thunder?' Hear the (retired) song: 'White Collar Blues'
Backing tracks, script and full synopsis are password protected. Access can be obtained from Martin Day.

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