Vocalise


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Vocalise

 

a work written to be sung without words, based on a vowel sound. (See.) Vocalises are usually etudes or exercises for developing vocal technique (vocalises by G. Concone, H. Panofka, M. I. Glinka, A. E. Varlamov, and others). Pieces for concert performance are also occasionally written as vocalises (Rachmaninoff s Vocalise, Ravel’s ” Vocalise en forme d’habanera,” and Gliàre’s concerto for voice and orchestra).

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In the Ravel Vocalise, the soprano's vocal line was a revelation as she managed the scales, trills and staccato passages with aplomb.
These songs can be used immediately after the vocalises as part of the process of loosening and freeing the voice.
They aim to recruit 500 of the loudest music lovers to vocalise their appreciation of the star-studded ceremony, which is being held in Edinburgh on Thursday.
Among purely orchestral versions I still prefer Previn (EMI) or Stokowski (EMI), but this new array of realizations gives us some idea just how good Vocalise actually is.
The vocalise and repertory examples (taken from the standard literature by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini) can be used in many instances straight from the book.
Reynaldo Hahn: "A true singer also knows how to give meaning to the arabesques of a vocalise and to shape them in obedience to the representation of a sentiment and a sensation.
Soprano Nadine Livingston and baritone Matthew Brook sang the wordless vocalise from Symphony hall's higher tiers, giving their voices the right ethereal quality.
James said: "There was a terrible stage direction that said: 'Through some act of defiance, even though he's being tortured, he refuses to vocalise it and scream.
Full-blown romanticism began gradually with Rachmaninov's hauntingly familiar Vocalise.
Everywhere a group of Liverpool fans gather to vocalise their love for their team, they are greeted by Turks eager to see at first hand their English visitors.
The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace will be staged at the Royal Festival Hall on May 1 and the concert will also feature a selection of favourite moments from his popular Adiemus projects, including a premiere public performance of extracts from the latest album Vocalise.
Until I went to Germany to study, the vowels that occur in other languages than Italian were never introduced to me in a vocalise.