wooo i'm alto too!
erm, is that you've got a friend as in 'if you're down and troubled/and you need some love and care' or something like that? or you've got a friend in me from toystory (that's what i originally thought anyway!)
trying to think of songs - there's loads of really nice ones, but i'm not entirely sure what range (when i say i'm alto, that's mainly alto, then second soprano and tenor when needed....
you could try a disney piece, i think someone in my class did that last year. or if you can manage eva cassidy there are some gorgeous arrangements - some ideas:
'fields of gold' (the sting original is nice too!)
'over the rainbow' (goes up to Eb above middle C, the rest is ok)
'people get ready', 'wayfaring stranger' for a bit more soulful kinda thing from 'Songbird' album*trying to remember the rest of the album*
'danny boy', 'imagine', 'i can only be me'(i accompanied my friend doing this last year - it's gorgeous!)'you've changed' from the 'Imagine' album,
'American tune', 'drowning in the sea of love', 'true colours','the water is wide', 'yesterday' and 'you take my breath away' from the 'American tune' album are really nice too. of course, there's loads more!
if you want lower, Tom McRae has really nice songs - don't know how avaliable scores are though :s
or 'beautiful' by christina aguilera seems a bit of a hit too...and 'a thousand miles' by vanessa carlton - loads of people played them, i've heard one or two singing it too
hope some of this rambling is of some use
***basic point of the message - get an eva cassidy CD and piano book and learn it!! theraputic if nothing else!***
ps. if it's the you've got a friend as in the one not from toystory - that should be fine i think! i love that song too!
it seems hard enough to me for grade 3 (?) standard that is the 'standardised' one? is that right?