Vocal works with piano
Suitable for Auditions and Competitions
by Ron Hannah

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     I am told by a reputable source (my wife, who has been a professional opera singer/director for many years) that singers are constantly looking for contemporary works
to perform at auditions and competitions. Fortunately, I am a composer who has written a number of vocal pieces, song cycles and theatre works,
from which I have extracted portions for just that purpose.

THESE WORKS ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FOR AUDITION OR COMPETITION PURPOSES ONLY,
OR FOR MUSICAL EVENTS IN WHICH NO ADMISSION FEE IS CHARGED.
If you decide to perform any of these works more formally, I request that you purchase a copy of the score through the Canadian Music Centre,
and duly declare such performance with the appropriate Performing Rights organization.
Then I might receive a 35 cent royalty payment in a year or two!

     More significantly, I hope to establish a symbiotic relationship with singers: they may choose a song or aria from my catalogue, and I get my name in front of conductors and competition panels. This could work!

The individually extracted works listed below are available for free download, yours to use with my best wishes. For complete Song Cycles, however, please send me an email.
Some works were written specifically with piano accompaniment,
but those with other instruments are here included in piano-reduced form.
I do hope that if you use any of them that you will inform me, however. I would like to keep track of my growing fame :-)

Click on the titles to obtain the scores, and on the italicized links to learn more about each larger work - it's always a good idea to know the story behind what you are singing! Those links very often have sound files attached as well, so you can hear at least a midi version of the music, often a real performance, and in one case, a video (and if there is no sound file, send me an email - I can probably send you one).

     I am also listing my song cycles that have only piano accompaniment. For these scores please contact me directly, or visit the Canadian Music Centre.

     And do visit my complete list of works to find much more that might be suitable for recital purposes - such a song cycles and larger chamber works with voice. All my works are in my freely tonal, somewhat dissonant but approachable style, and require strong performers both in their techniques and in their hearts. Sing them well, and you'll impress any jury!


For Soprano: ARIAS & SONGS - available gratis For mezzo Soprano: SONG CYCLES - available by request
For Alto: ARIAS & SONGS - available gratis For Alto: SONG CYCLES - available by request
For Tenor: ARIAS & SONGS - available gratis For Tenor: SONG CYCLES - available by request
For Baritone/Bass: ARIAS & SONGS - available gratis For Baritone/Bass SONG CYCLES - available by request