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    Can you recommend me some songs without any lyrics? In the recommended songs list there's already Rachmaninoff's vocalise, what others do you know?

    Some time ago I found this wordless song:
    https://youtu.be/i1qxLCmGgvc
    The description to the video says the composer is Yevhen Stankevych, and as far as I understand, the music is taken from a soundtrack.

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    There are several, including another famous one by Villa-Lobos. Wiki lists the following:

    Notable examples

    Gabriel Fauré: Vocalise-étude (1906)
    Maurice Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera, M.51, for voice and piano (1907)
    Igor Stravinsky: Pastorale for soprano (1907)
    Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27: second movement (1911)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14, for soprano (1912)
    Nikolai Medtner: Sonata-Vocalise, Op. 41, No. 1 (1922) and Suite-Vocalise, Op. 41, No. 2 (1927)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: first movement (1938)
    Reinhold Glière: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 82 (1943)
    John Corigliano: Vocalise, for soprano, electronics and orchestra (1999)
    Gilad Hochman: Night Winds, vocalise for soprano and piano (2015)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocal_warm-up#Vocalise

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    Thank you, I'll check them out.

    Edit: Nikolai Medtner's Sonata-Vocalise has lyrics, I just checked.
    Last edited by Irusia; Oct-20-2021 at 15:49.

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    If you are open to non classical music, there's a gorgeous tune written by Ellington (or Strayhorn, I think it's more likely written by Strayhorn) called On a turquoise cloud

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55r0UZPN5kQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irusia View Post
    Nikolai Medtner's Sonata-Vocalise has lyrics, I just checked.
    I don't know the piece, but after the first few minutes with lyrics, it's about 10 minutes vocalise.

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    Last edited by joen_cph; Oct-20-2021 at 18:47.

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