TTBB: with soprano solo
Here you are! Thanks for your help. Here's to southern Italy!
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Monteverdi's "Non havea febo ancora." It's edited by Ken Fulton and
published by Alliance. Great piece!
Vocalise - Chenoweth
I guess Schubert's Standchen (Serenade) is mezzo and men?
Hi How do I Love Thee by James Q. Mulholland is and excellent piece.
You will also need a French Horn.
There's the Vocalise by Wilbur Chenoweth; some Schubert (Die Allmacht, arr.
by Liszt; Staendchen and an Ave Maria arrangement published by Yelton
Rhodes); I've done the Debussy Invocation with sop. instead of tenor;
have an old manuscript arrangement of Summertime that's for men and sop.
solo that I could send if you'd like to have it. Some of these are a
cappella, but not that hard to pull off.
La vergine degli angeli, from Verdi's La Forza del Destino
You must look at Wilber Chenoweths "Vocalise" for TTBB and Soprano solo, w/
piano. Its gorgeous, and fun to sing. Great way to show off a diva
Mack Wilberg's arrangement of "The King of Love My
Shepherd Is" has a solo for tenor, but it could easily
be a soprano. It has a relatively easy chorus part too.
If the soprano is a mezzo, how about the Alto Rhapsody of Johannes
>From Broadway, there is a men's quartet with Marian the Librarian in
If you want something fun, how about "The Italian Street Song" from
Consider Schubert's Standchen, which is intended, I believe, for either
men's or women's voices and solo. The solo is mid-range, not high --
really a mezzo or higher alto range.
Victor Herbert's "Italian Street Song" from Naughty Marietta is a
show-stopper, if your soprano has "killer" coloratura chops. I highly
recommend it! Also, check out some of the men's choruses from
Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment. There's a lot to consider
when you start digging into the opera and theater repertoire. Good luck.