Monday, April 28, 1997

Good solo songs for girls to perform?



A fairly high mezzo-soprano, big range, a belter. Musical theatre, really, but any songs that'll sort of show off a voice, preferably with piano sheet music, but if not, that's cool.

NO JUSTIN BIEBER/LADY GAGA OR ANY OF THAT POP TRASH PLEASE!

Answer on Good solo songs for girls to perform?

"Easy as Life" from Elton John's "Aida"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2PAg6neH… (This is the original Broadway star, I think she's a bit nasal, but at least she's singing in the original key)
Very dramatic, good belting song
Also "Buenos Aires" from "Evita"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ebeUGljQ…

If these are too "pop" try "Hold On" from The Secret Garden
I couldn't find a youtube link with the original Broadway cast. This must be a harder song that I thought it was (I've sung it though) because there are a lot of really horrible renditions out there--lot of notes just not sung correctly or not sung at all!

There are a lot of good songs for a mezzo-soprano/belter in Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" like the showstopper "Blow Gabriel Blow"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keixiITpU…

All these songs are available as sheet music (with transposable keys) at http://www.musicnotes.com and http://www.sheetmusicplus.com