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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:
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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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

 
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