MEDIUM VOICE

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Francesca Caccini

Strophic, simple vocal line and rhythms. Good for introducing Baroque style to younger singers.

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Maria Theresia Paradis

RANGE: E4-E5

TESSITURA: G4-C5

Piano doubles the vocal melody, Strophic with 3 verses, simple vocal line, scalar and triadic, repeated dotted rhythms.

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Dorothy Parke

RANGE: C4-D5

TESSITURA: D4-D5

Piano occasionally doubles the vocal melody, melody is folk-like, syllabic, more sustained at the ends of phrases, shorter song. Simple scalar melody based off an Irish folksong. Singer must be comfortable sustaining D5.

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Settimia Caccini

RANGE: D4-F5

TESSITURA: G4-D5

Strophic, each verse in three sections. Each section in a different meter. Scalar, middle tessitura, some sustained singing.

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Emilie Zumsteeg

RANGE: B3-E5

TESSITURA: B3-G-sharp4

Piano doubles the vocal melody, scalar with some leaps, lower tessitura, shorter song with shorter phrases. Beautiful, Romantic style melody.

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Evelyn Simpson Curenton

RANGE: D4-Eb5

TESSITURA: Ab4-Db5

Legato, sustained writing. More opportunity for the singer to work on expression with text and melody.

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Corona Schröter

RANGE: D4-E-flat5

TESSITURA: F4-C5

Piano occasionally doubles the vocal melody, strophic, scalar, syllabic, medium tessitura. Great for teaching early German Romantic style.

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Pauline Viardot 

RANGE: F4-F5

TESSITURA: F4-C5

Piano doubles the vocal melody, short phrases, only sustained at the end, repetitive melodic line. Good for a more beginning student approaching French repertoire.

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Lori Laitman

RANGE: C4-E-flat5

TESSITURA: E-flat4-B-flat5

Repetitive vocal line, simple vocal line and rhythms, medium tessitura, arpeggiated, sustained. Good for working on quieter dynamics while staying on the breath.

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