I am looking for a mezzo soprano/soprano duet?

I am singing a duet with a 1st soprano and i am anything from second alto to 1st soprano we are looking for classical but not opera like "all the pretty little horses" type stuff spiritual is also really cool i have been looking around and all i have found is stuff from operas! we are looking for these songs for competition and would like latin if possible thank you!

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  • 8 years ago
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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Buck Owens/Rose Maddox - Loose Talk George Jones/Melba Montgomery - We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds Porter Wagoner/Dolly Parton - Jeannie's Afraid Of The Dark Roy Drusky/Priscilla Mitchell - Yes, Mr. Peters Merle Haggard/ Leona Williams - Waltz Across Texas Ferlin Husky/Jean Shepard - A Dear John Letter Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn - I Still Believe In Waltzes Waylon Jennings/Anita Carter - Rings Of Gold Bill Anderson/Jan Howard - For Loving You Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss - Whiskey Lullaby

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Pie Jesu Duet

  • 8 years ago

    I'm not sure if when you say "opera" you actually mean "opera" because I can suggest a couple of classical duets for soprano and mezzo-soprano--in Latin--that aren't from "operas" but would require SOME voice training to sing properly. "All the Pretty Little Horses" is more of a folk song, though there is an Aaron Copland arrangement of it, that can fall under "classical" because that version would be acceptable as an "art song". However, it's not in Latin, and it's not a duet.

    I'm not sure what kind of competition you are going for, so I won't give you a long list in case I'm totally off base to what you need.

    Opening duet from Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_QJjpbADrw

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    This is basically liturgical (church) music--here is the text translation. Pergolesi did write music for the entire thing, but the beginning duet is often performed by itself as a concert piece.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stabat_Mater

    There is also Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" from his "Requiem" which is kinda-sorta classical (closer to it than "Phantom of the Opera" is).

    Originally written for soprano and treble (boy soprano) and chorus--it has been performed by soprano and mezzo-soprano (or contralto).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhOstwxcwWs

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    Sarah Brightman's voice was really beautiful here--I think pushing it to sound more "operatic" really wrecked it.

    There's going to be very few things in Latin that aren't religious. "Carmina Burana" might have secular Latin songs in them, but no soprano/mezzo duets that I can recall.

    Even though you say you don't want duets from operas, there is a very pretty duet from "Hansel and Gretel" that really isn't that difficult. The original language was German, but there is an English version as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Fr3I4fUAo

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    Sources for sheet music:

    Stabat Mater

    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Stabat-Mater/3...

    Or you can get it free here:

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Stabat_mater_(Pergolesi,_Gio...

    "Evening Prayer" (English version)

    http://www.sheetmusic2print.com/Humperdinck/Evenin...

    "Abensegen" (same thing in German), which is available for free, though you can also buy it somewhere if you choose

    http://imslp.org/wiki/H%C3%A4nsel_und_Gretel_(Hump...

    "Pie Jesu" is under copyright. You have to buy it because using stolen music for competitions is not cool.

    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Pie-Jesu/29298...

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