Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Arranged by Douglas Stroud. Full score and parts. Published by Masters Music Publications Inc. (MT.A0128-SET).
Item Number: MT.A0128-SET
Vocalise is the last of Rachmaninoff's Fourteen Songs, Op. 34. Written without words, it was intended to be sung using only a single vowel of the performer's choice. With no words to carry forward a musical idea, Rachmaninoff had to use all of the subtlety, skill, and tools at his command. The long, lyrical melody that is at the heart of this work has given Vocalise a long-lasting popularity.
About 2010 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces
This title was performed at the 2010 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.