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Treble22



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:18 am   Post subject: Soprano Musical Theatre Songs? Reply with quote

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Hi Everyone,
Just wondering if anyone could suggest some new and 'wonderful to sing' soprano songs from Musical Theatre. I seem to be stuck in a rut and feel like I've gone through all the popular, 'well known' ones and can't think of any others. I always sing the same songs for auditions and REALLY need some more interesting and challenging repertoire. Ta.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:11 am   Post subject: songs to sing... Reply with quote

hmmm-- haev you done someone like you/( it's from jekyll adn hyde) i am sort of a mezzo-soprano or alto, adn i ahev been wroking on it with my voice tecaher form a while... it goes up to an f, so u should be able to handle it... ( ni know i can hit it, bc i can hit a g but lately it has been comeing out kinda like a shriek form me... arrgh!) any way, its really pretty- th eonly problem is the it is hard to cut to 16 bars... i just counted and i got 12 or 20... o well
my im is safetpinfairy- let me knwo how it goes...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:25 am   Post subject: hey Reply with quote

ok so i agree with 'someone like you' from j&h, good song and im a soprano and its not too bad too sing, goes a little bit low for me but i think its only like a g or an a, its got quite a bit of range in the song which really shows off the voice, um theres a mezzo/soprano song from 'fame-the musical' called 'lets play a love scene' but its probably more mezzo....it really sucks sometimes being a sporano because there are so many parts more altos and mezzos! what songs are you singing at the moment just curiously cuz id like a few new audition songs too.... give me an email on here if u like...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:53 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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it really sucks sometimes being a sporano because there are so many parts more altos and mezzos!


Really? For me, it's the other way around...like all the major female characters that I ever want to play in a Broadway musical mostly all have high notes I can't reach. And I end up looking like this smiley here. --> icon_eek.gif

Anyways, have you tried "I Saw Him Once" from Les Miserables? This used to be Cosette's solo, but they edited out, but you can still find it on the Original London Cast (OLC) Recording.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:51 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree.. there are so many songs that i want to sing and the upper range is just too much.... luckily for me my lower range is amazing! any one haev tips for hitting a the note right on the edge of ur range?
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Treble22



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:57 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess we're never totally satisfied with our vocal range. I would love to be able to sing the more meaty mezzo roles. As it is, I always end up being cast as the sweet romantic lead (Fiona in Brigadoon, Laurey in Oklahoma, Marsinah in Kismet etc). They all have the same vocal quality and sing the same soppy love songs. I would love to branch out and play a comic/ evil role, but they keep type-casting me!

Some of the song's I'm singing at the moment are:
Popular- Wicked
Think of Me- Phantom
Green Finch and Linnet Bird- Sweeney Todd (fun & challenging)
God,Help the Outcasts - Hunchback of Notre Dame (I haven't even seen this movie, but came across this song and love it!)
Home- Beauty and the Beast

What songs are you guys singing at the moment? Any voice part.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:36 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using these songs for auditions? Please don't... haha...

I'm an audition pianist in NYC and let me tell ya...

Popular - Don't sing anything from current shows, they are so over done and people just don't want to hear it anymore

Think of Me - Ugh... just a bad song

Green Finch and Linnet Bird - Sondheim and auditions, not good bed pals

God, Help the Outcasts - Actually... good song, not as over sung as you think it would be...

Home - And for that matter A CHANGE IN ME... way over done.

The key to good theatre songs are to find songs that are great but people don't do very often.

Golden Age songs are great, There are some great songs in shows like THE BAKER'S WIFE (not including MEADOWLARK), BELLS ARE RINGING, ELEGIES, IN TROUSERS, INFINITE JOY, JOHN AND JEN, MACK AND MABEL, PIPPIN, just to name a few, send me a line, PM me, email me BroadwayScores@yahoo.com, AIM me BroadwayScores, we can find you some great songs that people don't know and will want to steal from you...

Haha...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:13 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

why not meadowlark?? x x
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:38 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:08 am   Post subject: hi Reply with quote

try something from Fantastics to like much more or something like The Millers Son from A little nights Music
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:47 am   Post subject: Audition Reply with quote

Hey all you all seem like professionals in this business whereas im jus starting off. and iv got me audition for mountview coming up and was wondering if ne of u knew what this audition is like and also i really need a good soprano song to sing i wanted to do i dreamed a dream from les mesirables but my singing teacher surgested not to as this musical is one of the most popular which means most candidates will do this and the panel will most prob be bored of it so i am really stuck please if neone could help me please doo sooo cheers xxxxxx icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:43 pm   Post subject: Soprano Songs Reply with quote

I'm a musical theater major, and a soprano, so I know a lot about this. I would reccomend buying Goldrich and Heisler's book. (They are the people who wrote "Taylor, the Latte Boy" on Kristin Chenoweth's CD. A lot of their songs are lower but go into the higher range, but the words make them unique and amazing, and not a lot of people sing their songs. Other soprano songs that aren't overdone off the top of my head: "I never said I love you" from Dear World, "Mr. Right" from Love Life, "Beautiful" from Marie Christine, "The Golden Ram" from Two by Two, "Under the Tree" from Celebration, "Baby Moon" by Adam Guettel, and "Supper Time" from As Thousands Cheer. There are also songs like "Girl in 14G" and "Glitter and Be Gay" which people do perform pretty often, but if you do a really good job with them it doesn't matter because they require very good technique. I would say as a general rule, never come in with Andrew Lloyd Webber because so many people don't like his stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:25 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

well i have chosen a song that really suits my voice its 'once upon a dream' from jakll and hyde its a really short piece but i reckon it would be good as an audition piece. what do u think about this song????
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:21 pm   Post subject: smileez0519 Reply with quote

support and think in opposition to reach the higher note.
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Seems to me like Mr. BroadwayScores has a crush on William Finn? Personally I only like the work he did for Falsettos, sorry.
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