I have got my Grade 8 singing exam on the 30th May
and I don't have my traditional song as yet - i can't find one anywhere!!! Please help!!!!!
PLeeeeeaaaaaaaaassssssssssssseeeeeeeeeee!!!! Stressing out here
Hi , First of all you need to tell us what type of voice you have! I am a soprano and when i did my garde 8 singing exam i did Benjamin Britten's arrangement of O Waly, Waly. Its a beautiful song. There are 3 verses and there is lots of room for expression. I personally think its gorgeous to sing. The song ranges only an octave (D-D) so female singers shouldn't have problems, regardless of their voice type. The song can be found in the following book, which contains 6 other gorgeous songs, any of which would be useful for grade 8, I got full marks on my traditional song when I did my exam, so if you do decide to use the song, I hope it works the same for you. Good Luck with the exam and happy hunting for alterntive folksongs if you are unsure on my suggestion!!
Benjamin Britten, Folksong arrangements Volume 3- British Isles, Medium Voice and Piano, Boosey and Hawkes
May 4 2004, 07:34 PM
What have you done before?
I have had trouble finding one too...
May 4 2004, 07:52 PM
Try Sing Together, edited by Appleby and Fowler, published by OUP.
It's got lots of traditional songs, there should be one to suit your voice. I sang "The Ash Grove" for my Grade 8 (page 70, I think).
Don't stress yourself about it - all you have to show is that you can start and finish in the same key without a piano to prop you up!
May 4 2004, 08:42 PM
OMG uve left it late!!lol
what exam board are you with? i didnt think the ABRSM exams started the early?!!
May 5 2004, 12:37 PM
hi there..i just passed my grade 8 singing and i did a folk song called : The Fisherman's Night Song...something along those lines and there's only two verses... i hope this help..
May 5 2004, 05:38 PM
Waly waly is a good suggestion I think - a lovely song.
Or have you thought of Scarborough Fair ?? Just one more idea.
May 6 2004, 08:12 PM
Maggie - you read my mind - I was going to suggest Scarborough Fair!
Thanks for all your help people, really nice of you. Natalie, you're probably right - the exams may seem a bit early to you but it's because I live in Spain!!! hehe
I am with ABRSM though
I have left it late i know....eak! I will try and find all of your suggestions!!! Oh, and NIX - i'm a soprano too so your suggestion was gr8!!! Thanks again!!!
May 11 2004, 07:08 AM
|QUOTE (Sky @ May 9 2004, 05:01 PM)|
| Natalie, you're probably right - the exams may seem a bit early to you but it's because I live in Spain!!! hehe I am with ABRSM though |
ah that explains it!!!lol
May 11 2004, 05:23 PM
Did you do grade 7? The examiner won't know or even care if you do the same song you did for an earlier exam so long as you sing it to grade 8 standard!
May 12 2004, 03:44 PM
Glad it helped!Good luck for the exam
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