Mezzp-Soprano or Alto & Violin Repertoire?

January 30, 2011 at 09:37 PM ·

 I'm looking for rep. that features mezzo-soprano or alto voice and violin.  Know of any?  

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January 31, 2011 at 02:13 AM ·

If you are willing to play vla, you could try these:

imslp.org/wiki/2_Songs,_Op.91_(Brahms,_Johannes)

They are gorgeous!

January 31, 2011 at 03:06 AM ·

 You can't do better than "Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott"  from Bach's St. Matthew Passion. It is frequently done with piano.

www.youtube.com/watch

January 31, 2011 at 03:37 AM ·

Consider the beautiful "Violons dan le soir" by Saint-Saens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE1pKcXT5OY

January 31, 2011 at 06:17 PM ·

Vaughan Williams wrote an exquisite cycle of settings of poems by A. E. Housman called Along the Field for violin and voice.  I think it was originally for violin and tenor, but I've heard recordings with a female voice. 

January 31, 2011 at 07:12 PM ·

 Thanks for the suggestions guys!  Does anyone know where I might find sheet music for the Vaughan Williams?

January 31, 2011 at 07:32 PM ·

Here's a link to the Vaughan Williams:

www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/product/along-the-field/42196/362/

It's really a beautiful, poignant work and deserves to be better known, but the combination of musicians is so unsual.  It's somewhat like The Lark Ascending in that it combines modal English folk-melody with impressionistic effects.  There are about five or six short songs, and naturally--as you would expect with A. E. Housman--the poems are mostly about country lads and country lasses dying young.

January 31, 2011 at 07:41 PM ·

 Thanks!  I also found it on the Boosey and Hawkes site too.

January 31, 2011 at 08:29 PM ·

At my local library I found compilations of Bach arias w/obligato instrument from the Cantatas, masses & Passions, divided into multiple volumes for each voice. It was Kalmus.

May 30, 2011 at 02:26 PM ·

There is a very cool suite for violin and voice by villalobos, its called a menina e a cancao

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