Stars and the Moon: Top Ten Songs By Jason Robert Brown

By Ben Rimalower
10 May 2014

Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
Photo by Joan Marcus

4. "One Second and A Million Miles" from The Bridges Of Madison County

This glorious duet musicalizes the climactic moment in The Bridges Of Madison County when Robert and Francesca acknowledge their mutual love and the major obstacles to being together. The soaring melody bears echoes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and even Jerome Kern while further developing Brown's own unique musical gravitas.