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#098: 50 Classical Songs for Beginners - Soprano

50 Classical Songs for Beginners - Soprano - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio

Ever feel like selecting the right songs to learn is like stepping into a vast ocean with no compass? Totally get that feeling! It's like, where do you even start, right? Well, let's chat about it.

So, when you're just starting out as a classical singer, picking the right songs is key. It's kinda like building a house – you gotta start with a solid foundation. Just like a builder carefully chooses the right materials, we singers need to pick songs that match our current skill level and voice type.

Now, I've put together this list of 50 classical songs specifically for beginners, and let me tell you, I've really geeked out over it. I've thought about everything – from vocal range to difficulty level, even down to the lyrics and musical style. My goal? To make sure these songs not only provide a variety of classical styles but also fit your voice like a glove. Because hey, singing should feel awesome, not like squeezing into shoes that don't quite fit, right?

So, get ready to dive in and discover some gems that'll light up your singing journey. I've got your back every step of the way!


50 Classical songs for beginners - Sopranos

  1. Au Clair de la Lune - Traditional French folk song

  2. Simple Gifts - Joseph Brackett

  3. Lullaby (Brahms' Wiegenlied) - Johannes Brahms

  4. Minka - Traditional Russian folk song

  5. Santa Lucia - Traditional Neapolitan song

  6. All Through the Night - Traditional Welsh song

  7. Fais dodo - Traditional French lullaby

  8. Aloha 'Oe - Queen Liliʻuokalani

  9. Morning Has Broken - Traditional Gaelic melody

  10. Scarborough Fair - Traditional English ballad

  11. Cuckoo (The Echo Song) - Thomas Arne

  12. Oh, Susanna - Stephen Foster

  13. The Water is Wide - Traditional Scottish folk song

  14. Shenandoah - Traditional American folk song

  15. The Minstrel Boy - Traditional Irish melody

  16. Camptown Races - Stephen Foster

  17. Clementine - Percy Montrose

  18. Down by the Sally Gardens - Traditional Irish melody

  19. Go Tell Aunt Rhody - Traditional American folk song

  20. John Kanaka - Traditional Sea Shanty

  21. Greensleeves - Traditional English folk song

  22. Danny Boy - Traditional Irish melody

  23. Simple Simon - Traditional English nursery rhyme

  24. Early One Morning - Traditional English song

  25. "low Gently, Sweet Afton - Jonathan E. Spilman

  26. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes - Traditional English song

  27. The Ash Grove - Traditional Welsh melody

  28. The Lark in the Clear Air - Traditional Irish melody

  29. Blow the Wind Southerly - Traditional English folk song

  30. O Waly, Waly - Traditional English folk song

  31. Simple Joys (from "Pippin") - Stephen Schwartz

  32. Oh! Susanna - Stephen Foster

  33. Wayfaring Stranger - Traditional American folk song

  34. The Lonesome Road - Nathaniel Shilkret

  35. The Last Rose of Summer - Thomas Moore

  36. The Watermill - Ronald Binge

  37. Cara Sposa (from "Rinaldo") - George Frideric Handel

  38. Nymphs and Shepherds - Henry Purcell

  39. Where the Bee Sucks (from "The Tempest") - Thomas Arne

  40. The Plough Boy - Traditional English melody

  41. Plaisir d'amour - Jean-Paul-Égide Martini

  42. Voi che sapete (from "The Marriage of Figaro") - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  43. An die Musik - Franz Schubert

  44. Nel cor più non mi sento - Giovanni Paisiello

  45. Die Forelle - Franz Schubert

  46. Oh! Had I Jubal's Lyre (from "Joshua") - George Frideric Handel

  47. Che farò senza Euridice? (from "Orfeo ed Euridice") - Christoph Willibald Gluck

  48. Sebben, crudele - Antonio Caldara

  49. Batti, batti o bel Masetto (from "Don Giovanni") - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  50. Se tu m'ami - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi


I really hope these 50 classical songs for beginners have sparked some inspiration for you! Bookmark this page so you can come back when you’re ready for more. Because they're not just a random list—they're little gems, perfect for helping you refine your technique and discover new things about your voice along the way. So, whether you're just starting out or looking to level up your skills, these songs are here to support you every step of the way.

Let's keep this momentum going and dive deeper into the magic of classical repertoire together!

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* Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice. Singers and professional voice users should always consult with qualified professionals, such as singing teachers or medical practitioners before making any decisions or taking any actions related to their vocal health and wellbeing.


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