The six vocalises in this collection have been selected and arranged from Sonny Chua’s “Vocalises Book 1: A Barker’s Dozen”. The amount of arrangement required varies according to the piece, but my intention when arranging these pieces was to stay as true as possible to the original intention of each piece. Sonny’s notes for the original Vocalises read:
These exercises were written for the singer to develop control and confidence of various basic vocal techniques and, just as importantly, to express clear musical ideas – interpreting specific “feelings”.
Although you are developing different techniques when you transfer these pieces to the piano, you can approach the interpretation of “feelings” in the same manner. Aim for highly descriptive performances, trying to capture the emotional essence of each piece with your playing.
Sonny Chua’s music is characterised by its playfulness with styles and musical techniques. His music strives for the beauty of simplicity and brevity, and speaks in an accessible and lively language. As many of his piano pieces were written as educational works for his students, there is a particular emphasis in developing performance techniques in these works.
With your purchase, you’ll receive instantly downloadable PDFs of the scores along with expert fingerings by Daniel McFarlane. These resources are yours to keep forever and to use with all of your students, ensuring that you have a lasting treasure trove of music at your fingertips. Additionally, the package includes a vibrant, full-color cover, making this a comprehensive and visually appealing addition to your collection.
PRO MEMBER BONUS: Supersonics Pro members activate the exclusive content available in Supersonics Plus when they purchase this collection. Pro members are also able to purchase professionally-printed hard copies. Discover all the Plus content available for this collection here
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WAYS TO PURCHASE
There are three ways you can access this collection. Choose the way that best suits your needs 🙂
1) As a studio-licensed digital download
With this option you get immediately downloadable PDFs of the score and a full-color cover. This option is studio-licensed and you can use it with all your students forever!
2) As a discounted studio-licensed digital download with enhanced access
This option is available for Supersonics Pro members. You get immediately downloadable PDFs of the score and a full-color cover. This option is studio-licensed and you can use it with all your students forever. You also activate the exclusive content available in Supersonics Plus and are able to order our professionally printed hardcopies.
3) As individual digital downloads
Go shopping for individual pieces from this collection below. You can purchase them either for personal use or with studio-licensing.