Up Tempo soprano number

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    Hi all

    I am looking for an uptempo soprano number for auditions, preferably comedic. I have a lot of the usual well know ones ones but am looking for something not done so much.I have been using vanilla ice-cream but the accompaniment is very difficult and accompanists are struggling to play it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Cristin xx

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    Just a thought, I always think 'A Little Bit Of Good' is a great number and although it's meant to be for a guy singing in falsetto, I think it would work well for a girl too and probably not that many girls would think to do it. Funny, good range etc. I'll wrack my brains over the next few days and let you know if I have any fantastic thoughts!

    Lindsay

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    'You Never See the Sun' from The Hired Man by Howard Goodall. Not really comedy comedy, but there are some funny moments, and the whole song is very naive. The whole score can be found on Howard Goodall's website.

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    Thanks so much guys that's excellent!

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  • Hugh Osborne

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    'That'll Show Him' from A Funny Thing Happened etc is not overdone, I think, and the accompaniment isn't too tricky. Its also the perfect length for an audition song. I have the Vocal Score somewhere, if you'd like me to track it down for you.

    'How Lovely to Be a Woman' from Bye Bye Birdie is, again, not especially overdone. (Again, I have the Vocal Score somewhere.)

    There's an awful lot of G&S that might be suitable, but the most obviously light-hearted (if not comedic) are 'Poor Wand'ring One' (Pirates), 'I Cannot Tell What This Love May Be' (Patience), 'If Somebody There Chanced to Be' (Ruddigore) and - quite obscure, these - all Julia's songs from The Grand Duke.

    'Glitter and Be Gay' from Candide, of course, is the comic soprano song par excellence, but I have no idea how overdone it is, or how accompanist friendly it is.

    Will try and dredge some more up from the back of my memory.

    Hx

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  • Toni Brooks

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    'I enjoy being a girl' from The Flower Drum Song - really upbeat (slightly dated but would be different) happy song.

    'I'm just a girl who can't say no' from Oklahoma

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    Had a listen to both and they sound great. Just had a look on amazon but cant seem to find the scores.

    One other quick question do you know any pop song that would possibly suit me as I have an audition this Friday and have none in my rep. Thanks so much for your help!

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  • Hugh Osborne

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    Chappell's, Dress Circle or (online) Booth's are probably your best bet for tracking down vocal scores, but I'm surprised Amazon couldn't find 'Oklahoma' for you.

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    I have Oklahoma "it's afunny thing happened" and "bye bye birdie" i'm unable to find. Yes perhaps dress circle.

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  • Toni Brooks

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    Not sure what your voice is like but ballsy songs by people like Pink might be good.

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    I'm a soprano legit so pink is a definite no no. I wish I could sing pink though

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    How about 'Goodbye to You' 'Everywhere' or 'All You Wanted' by Michelle Branch? I've sung them at auditions before and they're lovely.

    • 3rd Mar 2009
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