Topic: looking for teaching repertoire

Does anyone know of a collection of Tenor Arias that could be used with young students to teach Bel Canto style of playing?  I'm thinking of having students view various UTube videos of Tenors singing and then having the Bassoon student work on the same aria and imitate the singing style.  Thanks

Frank Watson
Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra
Spartanburg Phlharmonic Orchestra
Converse College Petrie School of Music

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Re: looking for teaching repertoire

Try starting with Donizetti's L Elixir d'Amour - this one with Pavarotti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh2Vh8jwyQA

Mozart's Laudate Dominum  with Anja Harteros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKtktL31Fso

Handel's Scherza Infida with baroque bassoons sharing a drippingly beautiful line with violas at 26 minutes in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19wO-YqrjeI

Neville

Neville Forsythe
Christchurch New Zealand
Bassoonist / Teacher / Conductor

Re: looking for teaching repertoire

Neville's suggestions are excellent. If you haven't a;ready considered it, I've found June Emerson's edited "The Singing Bassoon". which is based upon "40 Legato Studies Opus 17" by Giuseppe Concone, the great 19th century singing master.

David Bell
Alexandria, VA

David Bell
Alexandria, VA
amateur bassoon and contra bassoon

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