Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Act 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

“What’d I Miss?”: Narration from Burr sums up how things have changed in the years after the revolution; introduces Thomas Jefferson (who asks “What’d I Miss?”); and sums up first the friendship, then the falling out, of Hamilton and Madison. As Jefferson travels to New York to work with Washington, he meets Madison, who claims that Hamilton’s financial plans are going to ruin the new country. Jefferson is then welcomed by both Washington and Hamilton. The music of “What’d I Miss?” starts with Burr’s rapped narration of Jefferson’s return, which is followed by Jefferson’s own more melodic narration of what brought him back, of his intentions, and his reactions. The music is syncopated, jazzy, and somewhat playful.

“Cabinet Battle #1”: Washington sets the scene in narration: a debate (in the form of a rap battle) between Jefferson...

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