Academic journal article Journal of Singing

The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, "16-Bar" Audition

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, "16-Bar" Audition

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THE SINGER'S MUSICAL THEATRE ANTHOLOGY, "16-BAR" AUDITION. A collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type, in authentic settings and original keys, edited for "16-bar" auditions. Compiled and Edited by Richard Walters. Four volumes: Soprano, Mezzo Soprano/Belter, Tenor, Baritone/Bass. Hal Leonard, 2010.

Containing over one hundred song excerpts from volumes 1-5 of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, each of these volumes presents valuable material for the singer auditioning for music theater roles. The song excerpts are stopwatch timed at thirty seconds. Each volume contains a Contents page that indexes each excerpt to the entire song in the appropriate volume of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, an Index of Song Categories, an insightful Preface by the editor that gives much useful information about preparing for an audition, and the musical scores in their original keys and accompaniments. No CD is included. The categories of songs are of interest here.

Soprano: Songs that Show Soprano High Notes (G or higher), Ballads, Dramatic Songs, Comic Songs, Medium and Up Tempo Songs, Contemporary Theatre Songs, Songs for Those Who Can Play Young, Ingénue Songs, Adult Songs, Appropriate for 35 and Up, and Belt/Soprano Mix Songs. …

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