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Vocal Duets and Solos – Classes 38 to 78

Class 38 – Vocal Duets – Open

For singers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: Own choice of a two-part song (see regulations 19-25).

Class 39 – Intermediate Vocal Duets

For singers aged 18 and under.

Test Piece: Own choice of a two-part song (see regulations 19-25).

Class 40 – Junior Vocal Duets

For singers aged 12 and under.

Test Piece: Own choice of a two-part song (see regulations 19-25).

Class 41 – Art Song

For singers aged 19 and over. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Vocal Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Pieces: Own choice of two contrasting British art songs (see regulations 19-25).

Class 42 – Lieder

For singers aged 19 and over. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Vocal Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Richard Strauss or Mahler. The songs may be sung in English or German.

Class 43 – Opera Aria

For singers aged 19 and over. The Glasgow Grand Opera Society Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48). The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Vocal Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an operatic aria (excluding light opera) which may be sung in English or in the language in which the opera was first written. It must be sung in the original key.

Class 44 – Oratorio or Cantata Aria

For singers aged 19 and over. The Ian Barrie Certificate may be awarded (see page 48). The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Vocal Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an aria, or recitative and aria, from an oratorio, sacred cantata or mass.

Class 45 – Gilbert & Sullivan Solos

For singers aged 19 and over. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Vocal Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any Gilbert and Sullivan aria.

Class 46 – Vocal Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 41-45 (see regulation 28). The Gervase Elwes Memorial Trophy Certificate will be awarded (see page 48) and a Glasgow Music Festival Association Award will be made (see page 47).

Test Piece(s): Performers will sing the Test Piece(s) which they have already sung.

Class 47 – Folk Song

For solo singers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one traditional folk song, accompanied or unaccompanied.

Class 48 – Poem with Song

For singers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: One song of own choice (see regulations 19-25). Performers will read the words and then sing the song.

Class 49 – Vocal Solos (35+)

For singers aged 35 and over not performing in classes 41-45, 47, 48, 50, 51 and 52.

Test Piece: One song of own choice (see regulations 19-25). If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 50 – Vocal Solos (60+)

For singers aged 60 and over not performing in classes 41-45, 47, 48, 51 and 52.

Test Piece: One song of own choice (see regulations 19-25). If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 51 – Vocal Solos (non-competitive)

For singers of any standard aged 19 and over not performing in classes 41-45, 47-50, and 52. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: One song of own choice (see regulations 19-25). If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 52 – Vocal Solos – Scots Song

For singers aged 19 and over. The Thomas A Kerr Memorial Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting Scots songs. The songs may be sung in any suitable key. Where the Official Accompanist is required, the copies submitted in advance of the Festival must be in the keys in which the songs will be performed. A clearly written transposition will be acceptable where a printed copy is not available. If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 53 – Intermediate Vocal Solos – Scots Song

For singers aged 13 to 18.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any Scots song, accompanied or unaccompanied. If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 54 – Junior Vocal Solos – Scots Song

For singers aged 12 and under.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any Scots song, accompanied or unaccompanied. If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 55 – Songs from the Shows

For solo singers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 56 – Songs from the Shows (17 & 18)

For solo singers aged 17 and 18. The Gary Wallis Memorial Certificate and Award may be presented (see page 48).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an appropriate song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 57 – Songs from the Shows (15 & 16)

For solo singers aged 15 and 16. The Gary Wallis Memorial Certificate and Award may be presented (see page 48).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an appropriate song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 58 – Songs from the Shows (13 & 14)

For solo singers aged 13 and 14.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an appropriate song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 59 – Songs from the Shows (12)

For solo singers aged 12.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an appropriate song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 60 – Songs from the Shows (10 & 11)

For solo singers aged 10 and 11.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an appropriate song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 61 – Songs from the Shows (9 and under)

For solo singers aged 9 and under.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an appropriate song from a stage musical or film score. In addition to the other information required, the name of the musical or film must be stated on the entry form.

Class 62 – Art Song (18 and under)

The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a British art song.

Class 63 – Lieder (18 and under)

The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a song by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Richard Strauss or Mahler. The song may be sung in English or German.

Class 64 – Opera (18 and under)

The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47). The Judith Richmond Memorial Certificate may be presented and the Janette Clanahan Memorial Award may be made (see page 48).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an aria from an opera or operetta (excluding Gilbert & Sullivan).

Class 65 – Oratorio or Cantata Aria (18 and under)

The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47). The Judith Richmond Memorial Certificate may be presented and the Janette Clanahan Memorial Award may be made (see page 48).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of an aria, or recitative and aria, from an oratorio, sacred cantata or mass.

Class 66 – Gilbert and Sullivan Solos (18 and under)

The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any Gilbert and Sullivan aria.

Class 67 – Male Voice Solos (18 and under)

For singers aged 18 and under with changed or changing voices. The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47). The Forbes Morton Memorial Certificate and Award may be presented (see page 48).

Test Piece: Own choice, excluding show songs (see regulations 19-25).

Class 68 – Girls’ Vocal Solos (17 & 18)

For singers aged 17 and 18. The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47).

Test Piece: The Ships of Arcady (B flat or D) Michael Head (Boosey & Hawkes)

Class 69 – Girls’ Vocal Solos (15 & 16)

For singers aged 15 and 16. The Agnes Duncan Trophy may be awarded (see page 47).

Test Piece: Under the Greenwood Tree (E flat) (The Chester Book of Celebrated Songs – Book 1) Thomas Arne (Chester)

Class 70 – Boys’ Vocal Solos (12 and over)

For singers aged 12 and over with treble voices. The East Glasgow Music Festival Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: Trade Winds (E flat) Frederick Keel (Boosey & Hawkes)

Class 71 – Girls’ Vocal Solos (13 & 14)

For singers aged 13 and 14. The East Glasgow Music Festival Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: The water is wide (D) (Folk Songs for Solo Singers Vol 2 medium low) arr Mark Hayes (Alfred)

Class 72 – Girls’ Vocal Solos (12)

For singers aged 12. The East Glasgow Music Festival Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: Butterfly (D) (Serendipity Solos) Lin Marsh (Faber)

Class 73 – Boys’ Vocal Solos (11 and under)

For singers aged 11 and under and not performing in classes 75-77.

Test Piece: The Path to the Moon (A flat) Eric Thiman (Boosey & Hawkes)

Class 74 – Girls’ Vocal Solos (11)

For singers aged 11.

Test Piece: The Cuckoo Clock (F) (Serendipity Solos) Lin Marsh (Faber)

Class 75 – Girls’ Vocal Solos (10)

For singers aged 10.

Test Piece: Omens of Spring (F) (Omens of Spring) W H Anderson (Roberton/Goodmusic or ABRSM)

Class 76 – Vocal Solos (9)

For boys and girls aged 9.

Test Piece: My Grandfather’s Clock (A) (The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 high voice) H C Work arr Pegler (Faber)

Class 77 – Vocal Solos (8)

For boys and girls aged 8.

Test Piece: Orange and yellow and brown (F) (The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 high voice) Lin Marsh (Faber)

Class 78 – Vocal Solos (7 and under)

For boys and girls aged 7 and under.

Test Piece: My Dog Spot (G) Clifford Curwin (Curwen)

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