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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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The vocal exercises he suggests are enhanced by additional vocalises lifted directly from the soprano repertory.
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.