More song lit

I kept a list last month while I was adjudicating the second round of college students at the Classical Singer competition in Chicago.  We heard a long four hours of undergraduate students singing one song each, for the most part, and we send six on to the next round.

Here’s a partial list of what we heard (with some commentary):

  • Kurt Kaiser: The Longing Soul (what a wonderful work this is!)
  • Mozart: Il mio tesoro intanto
  • Handel: V’adoro pupille
  • Strauss: Beim Schlafengehen (not the best choice for a younger voice, as this song requires some emotional weight of the years)
  • Copland: Heart, we will forget him
  • Mozart: Batti, batti
  • Bellini: Oh! Quante volte
  • Weill: Lonely House
  • Mozart: Un aura amarosa
  • Tchaikowsky: Nur wer di sehnsuch kennt
  • Mechem: Fair Robin I love
  • Bellini: La ricordanza
  • Fauré: Au bord de l’eau
  • Böhm: Still wie die nacht
  • Mozart: Ah! Fuggi il traditor
  • Britten: The last rose of summer
  • Verdi: Saper vorresti
  • Schubert: Du bist die ruh
  • Bolcom: Song of Black Max
  • Donizetti: Ah! Tardai troppo
  • Dvorak: Song to the Moon
  • Hahn: Ah Chloris!
  • Mozart: Che beltà, che leggiadria
  • Donaudy: Perche dolce caro bene
  • Donizetti: Chacun le sait
  • Mozart: Non piu andrai
  • Mozart: Porgi, amor
  • Quilter: Love’s Philosophy
  • Mozart: Voi che sapete
  • Puccini: O mio babbino caro
  • Duparc: Soupir
  • Duparc: Phidylé
  • Handel: Total Eclipse
  • Dell’Acqua: Villanelle
  • Handel: Pastorella vaghe bella
  • Copland: Laurie’s Song
  • Gounod: Ah! Je veux vive
  • Lalo: Vainement, ma bien aimée
  • Rossini: Ecco ridente in cielo
  • Handel: Svegliatevi nel core
  • Beach: Ah, love but a day
  • Fine: Polar Oli
  • Mozart: Un moto di gioia
  • Parry: My heart is like a singing bird
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About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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