pieces for brassband and singer (soprano)

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by jolien, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. jolien

    jolien New Member


    I'm looking for pieces for brassband and soprano (singer)
    Originaly written for this occupation.. so not rewritten for brassband.

    or are there any composers who feel like writing for a belgian singer?

  2. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob Larsen Member

    Unholy Sonnets by Philip Wilby...
  3. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    Over the Rainbow has been arranged.....
    or you could try Riverdance :)
    We've played that with the beginning being sung before-worked surprisingly well, and took the pressure off me-i didn't have to play the solo!
  4. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob Larsen Member

    If you need things arranged for sop. singer and bb... I have made some for our annual christmasconcert, where vi have both choir and sop. singer...
  5. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    The Farr arragement (flugel or vocal solo) is the one to go for. It should be OK for soprano voice (I think!!)
  6. The Blonde

    The Blonde Member

    Check this out on Reg Vardy's "Cool" CD - stunning vocals from Ray Farr's daughter Natalie.
  7. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Vitae Lux (as on YBS's CD).

    My Heart Will Go On works too, although it wasn't written specifically for voice.
  8. jolien

    jolien New Member

    Thanks , but I can only use things that are originaly for this ocupation...
  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Elgar Howarth has done a series of folk song arrangements, but I'm not sure whether they've been published. Although they are arrangements, I would suggest they could still be considered as they are compositions in their own right, as with Benjamin Britten's folksong settings.
  10. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    Get in touch with some one from Old Hall Brass, they did a concert last month with a Sop Singer. I cant remember any of the pieces off the top of my head but im sure they would be willing to give you some ideas :)
  11. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    There was a nice christmas one my band played. it was an arrangement of "Who Is He?"
  12. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    You might also consider Peter Dickinson's The Unicorns, a major work written some years ago and recorded by Solna Brass and (if I remember rightly) the late, great Elizabeth Soderstrom.

    Someone has also mentioned Philip Wilby's Unholy Sonnets, surely his finest work to date, although there is at least one recording of it with a tenor voice, so it is not exclusively for soprano.
  13. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Second movement of Gregson's Age of Kings suite has a solo singer in - I think it's soprano, maybe mezzo. You'd also need a harp, though!
  14. jolien

    jolien New Member

    I remember this piece, it's for mezzo And I'm a high soprano :)
  15. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Oops :oops: - I must read the CD sleeve notes more carefully next time!
  16. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    I've done quite a few;

    Alleluja (Mozart)
    Brindisi (Verdi - duet with Tenor)
    I Could Have Danced all Night (from "My Fair Lady")
    Lauretta's Aria (from "Gianni Schichi") Puccini
    Elena's Aria and Violetta's Aria (both Verdi, although I'm shamefaced to say I don't know which opera these are from!!!!!)

    All published by Obrasso
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I'll tell you ... ;)

    Elena's Aria - “Vepres Siciliennes” (The Sicilian Vesper)
    Violetta's Aria - La Traviata
  18. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    Oops, sorry! Guess you're not interested in arrangements then!!!:redface:
  19. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    I knew you'd get there first!

    You're SO getting the boffin award again!
  20. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    lol! Mind you, Alan could have arranged Rossini's Elena's Aria from "La Donna Del Lago" (The Lady Of The Lake) ... but you would have told us that! ;)

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