Vocalise for Singers

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What are Vocalises?

A vocalise is a vocal exercise without words, often suitable for performance. Vocalises, or songs without words, range from basic vocal scales and exercises to classical works of art designed to practice particular vocal skills including intonation and phrasing, control and nuance.

We have trawled the internet to find vocalise sheet music and sites providing free online vocalises for you to use for vocal practise. Some of the links lead to vocalise, improvisations and aria’s provided by university students as part of their course work, some of which are accompanied by sound files.

You can find more vocalises in our Vocalise Books section.

Online Vocalise Resources

Dr. Titze’s
Favourite Five vocal warm-ups for singers provided at the Voice of Soul choir’s weblog.

Schubertline
Online score service for singers. Hundreds of scores of classical songs and lieder by the great composers of the 18th and 19th centuries (especially Schubert) which may be viewed, listened to and printed online in any key

Texts of Lieder
Art Songs & other Classical Vocal pieces, browse the archive of over 8,000 in various languages!!

Unsung Songs
Provides information on a variety of art songs that are rarely performed in public.

Vocal Repertoire
Thea van der Putten’s site has a variety of printable vocal exercises available online.

Young Composers
Downloadable music arranged and provided by young composers. Amongst the wide range of music you’ll find 7 piece sight singing Baroque/Classical piece composed for a school sight singing concert.

Vocalise Books & Audio Books

A selection of vocalise for singers are listed below for your convenience. Clicking on the link/s under the books description will take you to the affiliate site where you can read more information and/or purchase the item. Using our affiliates to purchase helps to support this site – thank you.

Vocalize! Book/CD (SheetMusicPlus)
45 Accompanied Vocal Warm-Ups That Teach Technique. Each exercise in this invaluable resource is designed to reinforce fundamental vocal concepts for choral and solo singers of any age. Organized in 11 focused categories, the purpose of every warm-up is evident, and clearly-stated directions optimize growth. Supportive piano accompaniments, including progressive modulations, are lightly-orchestrated on the enclosed recording—perfect for ensemble rehearsals, studio lessons, or at-home practice. As an added bonus, PDF files on the enhanced CD provide extracted vocal lines on reproducible singer pages. An instructional book you will use again and again! Topics include: beginning warm-ups, posture, vowels, breath support, tone quality, diction, dynamics, articulations, diphthongs, blend, scales, intervals, harmony, and more. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
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2 Vocalises – Voice/Guitar
Vocalise / Etude en Forme de Habanera.

Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff / Maurice Ravel. Arranged by Colette Mourey
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12 Vocalises Melodiques
Edition a Avec Accompagnement with accompaniment By Henri Busser. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511002250)
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20 Elementary and Progressive Vocalises, Op. 15
Medium Voice. By Salvatore Marchesi. Vocal Method. Size 7.7×11 inches. 44 pages. Published by Schirmer. (50255600)
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24 Progressive Vocalises, Op. 85 – Book 1
Voice Technique. By H.P. Panofka. Vocal Method. Size 6.7×10.5 inches. 24 pages. Published by Schirmer. (50255620)
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30 Vocalises, Op. 32
High or Medium Voice. By Mathilde Marchesi. Arranged by Estelle Liebling. Vocal Method. Size 7.5×11 inches. 68 pages. Published by Schirmer. (50252880)
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50 Lecons Op.9 (Low Voice/Piano)
50 Vocal Exercises/Lessons composed by Giuseppe Concone For low voice, piano.
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50 Lecons Op.9 (Medium Voice/Piano)
50 Vocal Exercises/Lessons composed by Giuseppe Concone For medium voice, piano.
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Andre Previn: Vocalise for Soprano, Cello & Piano
Written on 18 July 1995 for Sylvia McNair and Yo Yo Ma, Vocalise was first recorded by these artists, with the composer playing the piano, at 6am on 19 July in the Ozawa Hall, Tanglewod, USA
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Barcarola (Vocalise)
By Britain, Radie. For Soprano voice, piano accompaniment or Vc8. Score and parts. Published by Seesaw Music Corp.
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Contemporary Art Songs: 28 by British and American Composers
Voice and Piano. By Various. Contents: Barber: Must the Winter Come so Soon?, John Ness Beck: Song of Devotion, Bernstein: Two Love Songs (Extinguish My Eyes, When My Soul Touches Yours), Bowles: Heavenly Grass, Carpenter: When I Bring to You Colour’d Toys, Chavez: Segador, Chenoweth: Vocalise, Corigliano: Christmas at the Cloisters, The Unicorn, Dougherty: Sound the Flute!, Duke: Peggy Mitchell, Dunhill: To the Queen of Heaven, Gibbs: When I was One-and-Twenty, Hoiby: An Immorality, Kingsford: Down Harly Street, Menotti: Lullaby (The Consul), Moore: The Dove Song (The Wings of the Dove), Sargent: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, W. Schuman: Holiday Song, Shaw: Easter Carol, Symons: A Sight in Camp, Thiman: I Love all Graceful Things, Thomson: English Usage, The Tiger, Toye: The Inn, Vaughan Williams: Hugh’s Song of the Road, Wells: Everyone Sang.
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Diack Vocal Exercises: Studies for Singers
Studies on Tone colour and Interpretation
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Diack Vocal Exercises: High Voices
On Tone Placing and Enunciation. The objective through these exercises is to help the pupil produce a pure resonant tone on clearly enunciated words.
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Diack Vocal Exercises: Low & Medium Voices
On Tone Placing and Enunciation. The objective through these exercises is to help the pupil produce a pure resonant tone on clearly enunciated words.
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Emile-Jacques Dalcroze: 3 Vocalises (high) (Voice solo)

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Ferdinand Sieber: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises For Alto Op.94
Thirty-six eight-measure vocalises for elementary vocal teaching, arranged for alto.
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Ferdinand Sieber: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises For Baritone Op.96
Thirty-six eight-measure vocalises for elementary vocal teaching, arranged for Baritone.
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Ferdinand Sieber: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises For Bass Op.97
Thirty-six eight-measure vocalises for elementary vocal teaching, arranged for Bass.
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Ferdinand Sieber: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises For Mezzo-Soprano Op.93
Thirty-six eight-measure vocalises for elementary vocal teaching, arranged for mezzo-soprano.
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Ferdinand Sieber: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises For Soprano Op.92
Thirty-six eight-measure vocalises for elementary vocal teaching, arranged for Soprano.
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Ferdinand Sieber: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises For Tenor Op.95
Thirty-six eight-measure vocalises for elementary vocal teaching, arranged for Tenor.
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Georges Migot: 3 Chants suivis d’un Air à Vocalises (Voice & Piano)
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Georges Migot:
Suite pour Piano et Choeurs en Vocalises (Choral-Mixed accompanied
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Great Art Songs of 3 Centuries
Contents: Non Poso Disperar (S. De Lyca), Lascuatemi Morire! (C.Monteverdi), Nymphs and Shepherds (H.Purcell), Le Violette (A. Scarlatti), Per La Gloria D’Adorarvi (G. B. Bononcini), Dank Sei Dir Herr (G. F. Handel), Si, Tra I Ceppi (G. F. Handel), Leave Me, Loanesome Night! (G.F. Handel), Dove Sei, Amato Bene? (G. F. Hadel), She Never Told Her Love (J. Haydn), Das Leben Ist Ein Traum (J. Hayden), Freudvoll Und Leidvoll (Beethoven), Neue Liebe, Neus Leben (Beethoven), An Die Leier (F. Schubert), Bei Dir! (F. Schubert), Der Schmetterling (F. Schubert), Ungeduld (F. Schubert), La Partida (F. M. Alverez), Absence (H. Berlioz), Stille Thranen (R. Schumann), Intermezzo (R. Schumann), Auftrage (R. Schumann), Sonntags Am Rhein (R.Schumann), Die Mainacht (Brahms), Meine Lieder (Brahms), DER JAGER (BRAHMS) Botschaft (Brahms), The Song of Khiviria (M. P. Moussorgsky), The Seminarian (M. P. Moussorgsky), Separazione (G. Sgambati), Non E Ver (T. Mattei), Vaaren (E. Grieg), Eros (E. Grieg), Aurore (G. Faure), Dans Les Ruines D’une Abbaye (G. Faure), Ici-Bas! (G. Faure), Les Papillons (E. Chausson), Mattinata (R. Leaoncavallo), Lebe Woh! (H. Wolf), Nimmersatte Liebe (H. Wolf), Auf Dem Grunen Balscon (H. Wolf), Nun Wandre, Maria (H. Wolf), Nuit D’Etoiles (Debussy), Clair De Lune (Debussy), Fleur Des Bles (Debussy), En Barque (Pierne), Chere Nuit (A. Bachelet), Heimkehr (R. Strauss), Mit Deinen Blauen Augen (R. Strauss), Le Miroir (Ferrari), To the Children (S. Rachmaninoff), Vocalise (S. Rachmaninoff), Forsake Me Not, My Love, I Pray (S. Rachmaninoff), D’Une Prison (R. Hahn), Offrande (R. Hahn), Sin Tu Amor (M. Sandoval), Serenata Gitana (M. Sandoval).
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Harry Cox: 16 Vocalises for Voice (Voice solo)
Seize Vocalises – Pour Voix Elevees
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Henri Büsser:
12 Vocalises-Etudes – Edition A (sop/ten) (Voice & Piano)
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Heinrich Panofka: Twenty-Four Progressive Vocalises Op.85 (Book 1)
All voices except Bass. Expertly arranged Vocal Method by Heinrich Panofka from the Kalmus Edition series. This is from the Romantic era.
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Heinrich Panofka: The Art Of Singing 24 Vocalises Op.81
24 exercises for elementary vocal teaching arranged for Alto, Baritone, and Bass, composed by Heinrich Panofka
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Heinrich Panofka: The Art Of Singing 24 Vocalises Op.81
This work presents 24 studies in The Art Of Singing and is suitable for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, or Tenor.
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Lutgen Vocalises Book 1 – 20 Daily Exercises (High Voice)
The aim of these Vocalises is to render the voice sufficiently flexible and mellow to execute easily and elegantly the colorature and embellishments found in the works of our great composers.
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Lutgen Vocalises Book 1 – 20 Daily Exercises (Medium Voice)
The aim of these Vocalises is to render the voice sufficiently flexible and mellow to execute easily and elegantly the colorature and embellishments found in the works of our great composers.
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Lutgen Vocalises Book 1 – 20 Daily Exercises (Low Voice)
The aim of these Vocalises is to render the voice sufficiently flexible and mellow to execute easily and elegantly the colorature and embellishments found in the works of our great composers.
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Mathilde Marchesi: Bel Canto
A theoretical and practical vocal method. Basic instructions, exercises and vocalises from the renowned singing teacher of the late 19th century. Introduction discusses breathing, attack, registers, etc.
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Mathilde Marchesi: Elementary Progressive Exercises Op.1
102 exercises for the mechanism of the voice and twelve exercises for the execution.
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Mathilde Marchesi: Vocal Method Op.31 (Complete)
Part I: Elementary and progressive exercises. Part II: Development of the exercises in the form of Vocalises.
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Mathilde Marchesi: Twenty Four Vocalises Op.2
A collection of vocal exercises arranged for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano voice, composed by Mathilde Castrone Marchesi.
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Mathilde Marchesi: Thirty Vocalises Op.32
for High or Medium Voice with piano accompaniment
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Nicola Vaccai: Metodo Pratico (Medium Voice)
This excellent singing tutor presents 15 lessons, all designed to teach the singer both vocal exercises and the use of the Italian language.
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Nicola Vaccai: Metodo Pratico (High Voice)
Vaccai’s Metodo Pratico (Practical Method) for High Voice focuses on the art of the Italian language in performance.
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Nicola Vaccai: Metodo Pratico (Low Voice)
Vaccai’s Metodo Pratico (Practical Method) for Low Voice focuses on the art of the Italian language in performance.
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Resonance :Vocalises Grades 5-7
For Voice Composed by The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. A distinctive, comprehensive graded series for the developing singer. Published by Frederick Harris Music Company. Resonance: A Comprehensive Voice Series serves as the official resource for voice assessments of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Featuring an outstanding selection of voice literature and supporting materials, this series offers a truly enriched learning experience to help ensure student success.
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Salvatore Marchesi:
Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises Op.15 for Alto/Mezzo Voice & Piano
Japanese language version of Marchesi’s 20 Vocalises from Opus 15 for Medium Voice and Piano accompaniment.
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Salvatore Marchesi:
Twenty Elementary And Progressive Vocalises Op.15 For Medium Voice
As a composer Salvatore Marchesi has published a number of settings of French, German and Italian songs, distiguished for graceful inspiration.
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Salvatore Marchesi:
Twenty Elementary And Progressive Vocalises Op.15 For Low Voice
The Vocalises may, in particular, be recommended for developing breadth and suavity of tone, together with clearness and elegance in phrasing.
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Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14
Rachmaninoff composed his collection of 13 songs Op. 34 in 1912, but it was only three years later that he added a little closing piece without any text: the Vocalise, which soon outshone the other songs in terms of popularity and renown. Since its first performance in 1916 this expressive, melancholy piece has circulated in countless arrangements by others. Rachmaninoff himself made an arrangement for orchestra and voice, as well as one for orchestra alone. Henle’s Urtext edition contains the original version for high voice and piano, and is based on the autograph sources in the Glinka Museum in Moscow. A particular highlight is the separate vocal part that not only serves singers well but also all those instrumentalists who wish to play this wonderful piece using the original solo part.
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Vehicular Vocalises
The Singer’s Warm-up-And-Practice-In-Your-Car Routine. Available as a digital download (58 minutes) In Medium/High Voice or Medium/Low Voice.
available from The Washington Vocal Consortium

Vocalise
By Cowell. For voice, flute, piano. Photoprint edition – publisher prints this title after order is received. Duration 8′. Published by C.F. Peters.
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Vocalise-Etude #1-H.Voice/Piano
By Gabriel Faure. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511012090)
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Vocalise-Etude #20-Medium Voice/Piano
By Maurice Ravel. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511007180)
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Vocalise-Etude #88 High Voice
By Darius Milhaud. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511012350)
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Vocalise-Etude #89-High Voice/Piano
By Francis Poulenc. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511012360)
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Vocalise-Etude #112-Medium Voice/Piano
By Bohuslav Martinu. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511005440)
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Vocalise-Etude #142-Low Voice/Piano
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and A.L. Hettich
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Vocalise (Etude #151)-H.Voice/Piano
By Olivier Messiaen. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511012340)
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Vocalise (Ninth Gate)-Voice/Piano
By W. Kilar. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne. (511029470)
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Vocalise, Op. 34/14, C-sharp minor [composers arrangement]
full score
By Rachmaninov, Sergei Vassilievich (1873-1943). For vocal solo, orchestra: 2, 2, 2, 2 – 2, 0, 0, 0, strings, solo [voice]. This edition: full score. Songs with Orch, Romantic. Composed 1915. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus.
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Vocalise, Op. 34/14, C-sharp minor [composers arrangement]
set of parts (Set C)
By Rachmaninov, Sergei Vassilievich (1873-1943). For vocal solo, orchestra: 2, 2, 2, 2 – 2, 0, 0, 0, strings, solo [voice]. This edition: set of parts (Set C). Songs with Orch, Romantic. Composed 1915. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus.
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Vocalizzi
High Voice. By Various. Vocal Collection. Size 9×12 inches. 36 pages. Published by Ricordi. (50483081)
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