HIGH VOICE

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Mary Harvey

RANGE: F-sharp4-G5

TESSITURA: G4-F5

Piano doubles the vocal melody, strophic, short and simple song with a scalar melodic line. Singer must be comfortable sustaining and speaking text in passaggio.

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Louise Reichardt

RANGE: D4-F5

TESSITURA: G4-E5

Strophic, short song, simple melody, medium tessitura. Good for working on dramatic interpretation with a repeated melody.

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Augusta Holmès

RANGE: G4-E-flat5

TESSITURA: C4-E-flat5

Strophic, short melody. Vocal line primarily stays in the passaggio. Simple song and good for introducing French repertoire.

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Florence Prise

RANGE: Eb4-Ab5

TESSITURA: Ab4-Eb5

Very simple structure - repetitive melody throughout. Great for working on varying expression, spiritual style, and more.

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Maria Theresia Paradis

RANGE: E4-F5

TESSITURA: F4-D5

Piano doubles vocal melody, strophic, simple melody line, descending scalar motion, more syllabic. Several phrases begin on F5. 

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Louise Reichardt

RANGE: E-flat4-G5

TESSITURA: B-flat4-G-flat5

Simple, repetitive melody, scalar. Good for working style of 18th Century German song. Better for a more advanced beginner.

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Liza Lehmann

RANGE: D4-F5 (C4-A5)

TESSITURA: F4-D5

Piano doubles the vocal melody. Overall lower tessitura. Syllabic and sustained, simple melody, generally stays in the middle register.

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Pauline Duchambge

RANGE: E-flat4-F5

TESSITURA: F4-F5

Piano doubles the vocal melody, simple melody and rhythms, few larger intervallic leaps. Good introductory French song.

 

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Isabella Colbran

RANGE: E4-G5

TESSITURA: G4-E5

Piano occasionally doubles the vocal melody, higher range later in the song, scalar and arpeggiated. Good for working on Classical style. Better for a more advanced beginner.

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Amy Beach

RANGE: D4-G5

TESSITURA: F4-E-flat5

Original text is in German. Sustained, some larger intervallic leaps, tessitura higher at the end. Beautiful, lush song. Better for a more advanced beginner.

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