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  Happiness and joy are our themes this week, and I’ve selected two intermediate level songs   Schubert – Seligkeit (Heavenly Bliss) [AB(4B);LCM(7);TG(5)] This song has quite a long introduction which should be used by the singer to prepare mentally for the mood of the song. The melody here needs Read more…

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  Two love songs this week…     Greig – Tø Brune Øin / Two Brown Eyes / Zwei Brune Augen [ABRSM 3(B); NC 2] This is a fairly simple song melodically, but still needs a good acting performance to ensure the meaning is clear to the listener. The opening Read more…

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  Welcome back to Repertoire Corner. This week, we’re contrasting two very different songs taken from the ABRSM Grade 2 list – both with more adult ideas in them than might first meet the eye.   Anon. English – The Coventry Carol [ABRSM 2(B), TG 2(B)] At first listen, this Read more…

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Apologies for not having posted this for the last few weeks – I have been quite busy recently and forgot about it :(… Two songs for young beginners this week. Traditional English – I Had a Little Nut Tree [ABRSM 1(A); Trad. Song] A gentle tune which would suit a Read more…

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Two lullabies for you this week. Both beautiful, but both very different. Reger – Maria Wiegenleid [ABRSM 5(B); TG Int.Cert.(B); LCM(5)] This song shifts frequently between major and minor tonality so the singer needs to be confident at adjusting between the two. The “chorus” element (“Schlaf kindline…”)of this song needs Read more…

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In addition to my Friday Favourites posts, and the slot on Wednesdays reserved for series (like the current ABRSM exam series), I hope to make a regular appearance of a short post on Mondays with my teaching notes on one classical and one music theatre song. I like to discover new Read more…