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 Post subject: Songs for altos
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:16 am 
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Does anyone know any good country, rock or musical-theater songs for an alto?


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 Post subject: Re: Songs for altos
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:57 am 
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Although kind of outside of those categories the first thing that pops into my head is anything by Adele. Really most popular music is low enough that it shouldn't be a problem for an alto. If you use a product like musicnotes you can also transpose anything you buy into a comfortable key.

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 Post subject: Re: Songs for altos
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:22 am 
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Jess wrote:
Does anyone know any good country, rock or musical-theater songs for an alto?



There are literally thousands and thousands of them. But I'll narrow it down to some of my personal favourites. Country and rock here. Musical theatre in a separate post.

Country:

Shania Twain: From this moment



Sarah McLachlan: Angel



Sarah McLachlan: I will remember you



Patsy Cline: Crazy



Nancy Sinatra: These boots are made for walkin'



Reba McEntire: The greatest man I never knew



Bobby Russell: The night when the lights went out in Georgia



Judy Stone: Would you lay with me in a field of stone?



David Shire: It goes like it goes



Anita Cochran: Daddy, can you see me?




Rock:

Laura Branigan: The Power of Love



Hazel O'Connor: Will you?



Julie Brown: Homecoming queen's got a gun



Yvonne Elliman: If I can't have you



The Eurythmics: Here comes the rain again



Ewan Macoll: The first time ever I saw your face



Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound



Fiona Apple: Criminal



Yazoo: Don't go



Patti Smith: Because the night



Patti Smith: Gloria



Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit -and- Somebody to love



Fleetwood Mac: Rhiannon



Cher: Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves



Carole King: I feel the earth move



Rita Coolidge: Higher and Higher



Velvet Underground and Nico: All Tomorrow's Parties



Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull: Sister Morphine



Garbage: Special



Dresden Dolls: Sing



Amy Macdonald: This is the life



The Waitresses: I know what boys like


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 Post subject: Re: Songs for altos
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:25 am 
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Some of my alto favourites from musicals

Galt McDermot, Hair: Easy to Be Hard



Stephen Sondheim, A Little Night Music: The Miller's Son



Stephen Sondheim, Follies: Could I leave you?



Stephen Sondheim, Follies: Losing my mind



Rodgers & Hammerstein, The King and I: Something Wonderful



Rodgers & Hammerstein, Carousel: You'll never walk alone



Noel Gay, Me and My Girl: Once you lose your heart



Mitch Leigh, Man of La Mancha: Aldonza



Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tell Me on a Sunday (aka Song and Dance): Nothing like you've ever known



Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tell Me on a Sunday: Unexpected Song



Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sunset Boulevard: As if we never said goodbye



Irving Berlin, Mr. President: The Secret Service



Bob Merrill, Funny Girl: Don't rain on my parade



Lionel Bart, Oliver!: As long as he needs me



Kander & Ebb, Cabaret: Maybe this time



Kander & Ebb, Chicago: When you're good to Mama



Jerry Herman, Mack and Mabel: Wherever he ain't



Jerry Herman, Mack and Mabel: Time heals everything



Jerry Herman, Mame: If he walked into my life



Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly: Before the parade passes by



David Heneker, Half a Sixpence: I know what I am



Jeanine Tesori, Thoroughly Modern Millie: They don't know



Stephen Schwartz, The Baker's Wife: Meadowlark



Bernard J. Taylor, Wuthering Heights: I belong to the earth



Jason Robert Brown, Parade: You don't know this man



Flaherty & Ahrens, Ragtime: Your Daddy's Son



Jimmy Van Heusen, Carnival in Flanders: Here's that rainy day


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 Post subject: Re: Songs for altos
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:11 am 
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Thanks for the tips:)


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