Voice Classification

Perfect Tenor Recital Selections

Voice recitals are part of a voice student’s degree fulfillment requirements. Whether you are preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital, identifying and grouping texts to display your vocal skill is key. Texts may be selected and grouped by language, emotion, or level of difficulty. Texts may also be selected and grouped… Read More

Four art songs, set by Claude Debussy, perfect for soprano recital

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? These four art songs, as set by Claude Debussy, are perfect for adding to a Soprano vocal recital program. French composer Achille-Claude Debussy, also known as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy was born August 22, 1862, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Seine-et-Oise. Debussy was one of… Read More

Perfect Baritone Recital Selections

Attendees at a vocal recital fall into several categories: fans of the music; followers, family, or friends of the vocalist; those who wish to see or assess the singer’s performance; those who were brought along with someone else to the recital; and those who are needing persuasion. Therefore, the preparation for a vocal recital –… Read More

Perfect Soprano Recital Selections

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? Deciding upon the perfect program of music for your performance is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. A vocalist must carefully select the right balance of music to appropriately highlight vocal skills. Curated from our database, here are 24 selections perfect… Read More

Recently added and perfect for Baritone

Recently added to our International Phonetic Alphabet database, In braccio alle dovizie,  Monforte’s scene and aria from act three of the opera I vespri Siciliani.  Text by Eugène Scribe (1790-1861) and Charles Duveyrier (1803-1866) Set by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Download the IPA Text: https://www.ipasource.com/in-braccio-alle-dovizie.html Complete score: https://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/7/76/IMSLP517038-PMLP55448-Verdi_-_I_vespri_Siciliani_-_Act_I_(orch._score)_(etc).pdf From wikipedia.org: I vespri siciliani (Italian pronunciation: [i ˈvɛːspri… Read More

Perfect for Voice – 17 Texts from Georg Friedrich Händel’s Messiah

Georg Friedrich Händel’s Messiah (HWV 56) is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. Originally intended as thought-provoking inspiration for Lent and Easter, this 259-page score was composed in a mere 3-4 weeks. During the 1700’s, opera… Read More

Halloween-themed art songs and opera texts

No tricks here! Here are some Halloween treats hand-selected by our founder & principal author, Bard Suverkrop. Enjoy this selection of Halloween-themed art songs and opera texts, which include fach (voice type), listening links and links to the score. Art Songs And’res Maienlied: Hexenlied (perfect for soprano) as set by Felix Mendelssohn Listen to Barbara… Read More