So, I am a Vocal Performance Major and this saturday is my BIG Senior Voice Recital. This is a huge thing, I compare it to a singer's bar (or bat) mitzvah. Some people don't understand what exactly a recital is, or how much work it is. The requirements for my recital are there have to be at least three different languages, your music has to represent three different time periods and has to be atleast 50 minutes worth of music. That means without the intermission, without the breaks inbetween each song, without the breaks in between each Set i have to have music playing/singing for 50 minutes. All of it, of course, has to be memorized.
So... this is very stressful. Normally you find music for atleast the whole year before hand. So you work on it and have it solid. I, on the other hand, changed voice fachs (voice part) to countertenor in the Fall... which meant I had to find and learn totally new music. ( Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvW8rrWyr54) Aaaand started working on my english set about 5 weeks ago when I had to still memorize all my other music. SO I am pretty stressed out. But I think a lot of people don't really know what I am preparing for so I decided to explain it.
SO HERE is my program below. All of it is memorized and all of it is JUST me and a piano, totally about 60 minutes total worth of singing. It will be recorded and I might put it on youtube when it is finished, but not sure. If you actually read all of this I thank you! SO this is a graduation requirement to get my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and I am really looking forward to it / I am dreading it! Haha but AFTER this recital I am going to feel sooo great and I am going to get all of the drunky paws! :3 In my head I will be unofficially graduated from Undergraduate :D Even though I still have a month left of classes to take. Can't wait to be doooone!!!!
Program: Nun wird mein liebster Braütigam Johann Sebastian Bach Bereite dich Zion (1685-1750) Recitative and Aria from Weihnachts-Oratorium
Nel profondo cieco mondo Antonio Vivaldi from Orlando furioso (1678-1741) Che fiero costume Govanni Legrenzi (1626-1690) Come raggio di sol Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) Ahimè, dove trascorsi Christoph Glück Che farò senza Euridice (1714-1787) Recitative and Aria from Orfeo ed Euridice
O wüsst ich doch den Weg zurück, Op. 63, nr. 8 Johannes Brahms Liebestreu, Op. 3, nr. 1 (1833 – 1897) Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, nr. 4 Wir wandelten, Op. 96, nr. 2
INTERMISSION (15 minutes)
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques Maurice Ravel Chanson de la mariée (1875-1937) Là-bas, vers l’église Quel gallant m’est comparable Chanson de cuilleuses de lentisques Tout gai!
from Folksong Arrangements, Moore’s Irish Melodies At the mid hour of night Arr. Benjamin Britten Rich and rare (1913-1976) Oft in the stilly night The last rose of summer