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Romantic (around 1800 - 1900)

This period of music history sees the emancipation of the composer from ‘employee’ to ‘rock star.’ Throughout Europe and the West the ideas of individualism, emotional expression, egalitarianism, and national identity thrive. Orchestras become quite large and dozens of new instrumental sounds are added to the composers’ palettes. Although religious music is still composed and loved, the movement towards the secular concert hall and opera house becomes the focus of musical innovation.

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Barbershop

Barbershop Quartet

Down by the Old Mill Stream

ATTB (S) / BGGC

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Transcribed for Soprano​​

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

ATBG (S) / BGCC

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Composer: Leo Friedman.
The video only has the main melody, not the intro.

Sweet Adeline

ATBG / BGGC

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Whispering

ATBG / BGGC

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Amy Beach

Beach

Nunc dimittis

SATB or TBGC and Hymn format

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Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Abschiedsgesang WoO 102

ATB

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BGC version is on the tile below.

Abschiedsgesang WoO 102

BGC

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Adagio from Sextet Op. 71

AATBGC

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Adagio cantabile, from Piano Sonata, Op. 13

ATBBGGC

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Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 5

SATB / TBGC

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With strings. 4 foot and 8 foot version available. The MP3 contains all 8 parts.

Vineta from Drei Gesänge, Op. 42

AATTBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Anton Bruckner

Bruckner

Os Justi

ATTBBGGC

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Chopin

Frédéric Chopin

Prélude 7, Op. 28

ATBGC

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Prélude 20, Op. 28

ATBBGC

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Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák

Bagatelle Op. 47, No. 1

SATBGC

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Kyrie from Mass in D, Op. 86

SAATB / TBBGC

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The MP3 contains all 10 parts combined with organ.

Fauré

Gabriel Fauré

Fugue in E Minor, Op. 84, No. 5

ATBG

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Grieg

Edvard Grieg

Ave Maris Stella, EG 150

AATTBBGC (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Perlen, EG 103, No. 2

SATB / TBGC

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Both MP3s contain all 8 parts.

Scherzo, EG 103, No. 8

SATB / TBGC

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Both MP3s contain all 8 parts.

Gustav Mahler

Mahler

Liebst du um Schönheit

AATTBG

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Solo melody (Alto 1) is played by a clarinet.

Fanny Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn (Fanny)

Der Rosenkranz

AATBG (S)

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Solo voice part played by an oboe.

Transcribed for Soprano

Mendelssohn (Felix)

Felix Mendelssohn

Fuga Opus 37, No. 1

ATBG

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Romance sans Paroles Opus 102, No. 3

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky

Meditation

TBBGC (A)

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Both Basses are all in one part, they only divide for a few measures.

Transcribed for Alto

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

Peterson-Berger

Dalmarsch

SATBG

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The video is an arrangement for brass which departs from the choral version used for our arrangement where we have a drone instead of an oom-pah in the bass and no added trumpet improvisations.

Rheinberger

Josef Rheinberger

Abendlied

AATBBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Franz Peter Schubert

Schubert

Marche Militaire

ATBG (S)

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The sound files do not take the repeats in the Da capo section.

Clara Schumann

Schumann (Clara)

Drei Romanzen Op 21, No. 2

ATBGC

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Schumann (Robert)

Robert Schumann

An die Sterne Op. 141, No. 1

ATBG / ATBG

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Two four-part choirs. The sound file has double reeds playing Choir 2.

Sousa

John Philip Sousa

El Capitan March

SATB / TBGC

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MP3 sound files are SATB and TBGC with percussion.

Strauss

Johann I and Josef Strauss

Pizzicato Polka

SATBG

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Composed by Johann Strauss I and his son, Josef.

Tchaikovsky

Peter Tchaikovsky

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

AATBGC (S)

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MP3 instrument: glockenspiel.

Transcribed for Soprano

Sleeping Beauty Waltz

ATBBG

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'Tis not the Cuckoo in the Damp Pinewood

SATB / TBGC

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Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi

Ave Maria

SATB / TBGC

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