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This page includes books with audition guides and advice plus sheet music books and songs contain arrangements for piano, vocal and guitar with full professional backing tracks on CD in an appropriate key suitable for rehearsal or auditioning (unless stated otherwise). Audition repertoire suitable for all styles of singer, male, female, children and duets are listed in alphabetical order and most have sample sheet music and/or audio examples available for review at the merchants site. Also check out the individial Female and Male Audition pages along with the GENRE and FACH sections (bass, tenor, soprano etc.,) for other sheet music book and cd rehearsal tracks. Due to the size of the page we have now split this section into catagories for ease of use. All external links open in a new window.





The Excellent Audition
How to do fantastic auditions, give great interviews, prepare amazing monologues and get into drama school by Andy Johnson. An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school. In The Excellent Audition Guide, experienced actor, director and drama teacher Andy Johnson leads you through every step of the application process: researching schools, writing personals statements and CVs, audition fees and travel, choosing and working on your pieces, brushing up technical and vocal skills, learning about Shakespearean verse, and finally the auditions themselves. A reassuring, encouraging 'how to' book that demystifies an often scary-looking process, The Excellent Audition Guide is ideal not just for the students themselves, but also for parents, teachers and careers advisors looking to help them fulfill their acting ambitions.
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What The FACH?!
The Definitive Guide for Opera Professionals Auditioning and Working in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
f you are looking to expand your opera career to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland... If you want to work as a full-time singer (Fest) in one or more opera houses... If you are curious about what life is like as a singer in a German-speaking Fest ensemble... If you want to become fluent in German... What The FACH?! (http://www.what-the-fach.com) gives you a detailed, first-hand look into life as an English-speaking opera singer in the German theater system. Written by a full-time opera singer working in Europe, this invaluable resource is a 'must have' for every singer wanting to break into the German-speaking opera world. The bestselling guide is back for its Second Edition with detailed information covering virtually everything you can think of, including everything you never thought to think of but still need to know! There are countless English-speaking singers already working in the German-speaking world, and with What The FACH?!, you can have the knowledge they already possess in hand.
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Audition (Everything an Actor needs to know to get the part)
by Michael Shurtleff
The casting director for "Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" tells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, "Audition" is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.
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The Art of Auditioning by Anthony Legge
The author has been an official accompanist for opera auditions working with companies worldwide. The book lists arias by fach and gives their range with brief comments on context, vocal qualities required and what the audition panel will be listening for if you choose to sing it.
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Auditioning for the Musical Theatre Auditioning for the Musical Theatre
by Fred Silver, Charles Strouse (Designer)
Proven tactics and techniques from a leading New York vocal coach on how to "act" a song, choose the right material, handle a callback, what to wear, how to use eye contact, select a voice teacher and vocal coach, and more. Includes 130 excellent yet unusual audition songs for all types of situations and performers, including juveniles and dancers
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Complete Preparation - A Guide to Auditioning for Opera
by Joan Dornemann, Maria Ciaccia (Contributor), Sherrill Milnes (Designer)
A basic introduction to operatic auditions from preparation, to aria choices, to behaviour at the audition
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How to Audition
For TV, Movies, Commercials, Plays and Musicals (2nd Edition)
by Gordon Hunt
Informative interviews with Richard Dreyfuss, Hal Prince, Gordon Davidson and others supplement Hunt's expert advice on auditioning for films, television, voice-overs, commercials, musicals, and high-school and college productions. Now revised to reflect the latest industry trends and realities, this bestselling guide (60,000 copies sold) offers actors the best, most specific advice for auditioning
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How To Succeed At Your Next Audition: An Interactive Guide For Performers Ages 12-18
How To Succeed At Your Next Audition is an interactive guide for performers ages 12-18 to fully prepare and succeed at auditions. Learn how to increase your confidence and make the right audition choices with Audition and Voice Coach Jessica Neighbor's interactive training guide complete with active links to worksheets, video tutorials and checklists to get you fully prepared. With over twenty years coaching experience, Jessica Neighbor helps singers and actors achieve their goals in music, musical theater, acting, film, and television.
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NEXT!
by Steven M. Alper, Herbert Knapp (Illustrator)
This is a guide for the actor auditioning for musicals. It contains "dos" and "don'ts" along with suggestions on how to proceed on your own. Chapters include: music preparations - transpositions problems; the piano player - bring your own? the song - what to sing and what not to sing?
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For Children

Audition Songs for Kids (Book/CD)
Nine great audition standards for young performers, complete with full professional backing tracks. Each song has been arranged by leading musical directors and rehearsal pianists from London's West End, and is arranged for piano and voice (with full lyrics and guitar chord symbols). Track List: any dream will do (from joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat), consider yourself (from oliver), i'd do anything (from oliver), no matter what (boyzone), spice up your life (spice girls), thank you for the music (abba), the candy man (from willie wonka and the chocolate factory), tomorrow (from annie), when i'm sixty-four (beatles)
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Audition Songs for Kids : Pop (Book/CD)
Ten pop hits for young performers, perfect for auditions in arrangements for Piano, Guitar and Voice. Songs specially selected and arranged for young voices the audio CD provides full professional quality soundalike backing tracks!
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Audition Songs for Kids : Musicals (Book/CD)
Ten popular stage hits for young performers, perfect for auditions in arrangements for Piano, Guitar and Voice. Songs specially selected and arranged for young voices the audio CD provides full professional quality soundalike backing tracks!
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Audition Songs for Kids : Movies (Book/CD)
Ten great film hits for young performers, perfect for auditions in arrangements for Piano, Guitar and Voice. Songs specially selected and arranged for young voices the audio CD provides full professional quality soundalike backing tracks!
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Broadway Presents! Kids' Musical Theatre Anthology (Book/CD)
A delightful collection of musical theatre songs that kids love to perform, from a variety of shows. Using original scores, the songs have been selected and adapted with the ranges and skills of young singers in mind. Included in this collection are short summaries for each of the musicals, a dramatic and character set-up for each song, audition tips, and 16-bar cut suggestions. CD includes accompaniment tracks.
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Broadway Presents! Teens' Audition Sourcebook : Female Edition (Book/CD)
16 Bar Audition Excerpts from Stage & Film, Specially Designed for Teen Singers! Song Set-up & Audition Tips
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Essential Audition Songs For Kids (Book/CD)
Ten popular audition numbers from 'My Favorite Things' to 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly'. The music book contains piano and voice arrangements with lyrics and guitar chord boxes. The accompanying CD contains full backing tracks for use in rehearsal or at auditions. Track List: bugsy malone, consider yourself, love's got a hold on my heart, maybe this time, my favourite things, my name is tallulah, over the rainbow, we're in the money, wouldn't it be loverly, you're never fully dressed without a smile
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More Audition Songs For Kids (Book/CD)
Ten popular audition standards selected for young performers. The music book includes special arrangements by Jack Long for piano, voice and guitar. The accompanying CD provides full professional backing tracks recorded in the most suitable key. Songs Include 'The Bare Necessities', 'I Have A Dream' and 'Reach'. Track List: the bare necessities (the jungle book), can you feel the love tonight (the lion king), food, glorious food (oliver), happy talk (south pacific), i have a dream (mamma mia), maybe (annie), reach (s club 7), starlight express, what if (a christmas carol), you've got a friend in me (toy story)
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Pro Vocal Boys' & Girls' Edition Volume 1: Songs Children Can Sing! (Book/CD)
Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. In this edition with songs specially selected for children, the book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit kids' songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks for singing along. The CD is playable on any CD player, but also enhanced so Mac & PC users can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume features 8 favourites that kids can sing with a professional band: Getting to Know You, Happy Talk, I Whistle a Happy Tune, My Favorite Things, The Sound of Music, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, This Land Is Your Land, Tomorrow.
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Teen Pop Broadway Collection
An age-appropriate collection of 28 musical theatre favourites from 20 shows that kids will want to – and be able to! – sing well. The songs come from a variety of contemporary shows, including 13, Bare, Billy Elliot, Children's Letters to God, Fame, Footloose, How to Eat like a Child, Spring Awakening, Starmite, Zombie Prom and more. Perfect for pre-teens to advanced teens, for recitals or auditions.
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Broadway Presents! Teens Audition Sourcebook Female Edition
16 Bar Audition Excerpts from Stage & Film, Specially Designed for Teen Singers! Song Set-up & Audition Tips (Book & CD) Sheet music. This book is a delightful collection of 100 excerpts of musical theatre songs designed especially for audition situations. These excerpts represent a great variety of shows that span decades of theatre history and a multitude of styles. Using the original vocal scores, the excerpts have been selected and adapted to help singers show off their best in a 16-32 bar audition cut. Includes audition tips, song set-up for each song, as well as vocal style and genre indexes, making this the most useful and relevant collection of its kind. CD accompaniment tracks are provided for all song excerpts.
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Mixed Male & Female Audition

19 Top Audition Songs: Rhythm 'N' Blues
This pack includes 19 of the best R&B audition songs, featuring songs made famous by artists including Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige & Lauryn Hill. Sing solo or with a partner to the 'soundalike' CD backing tracks, or choose a pre-recorded singing partner from the two CDs!
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20 Great Audition Songs You've Heard on X Factor (Backing Tracks)
Track List: Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), Angel, Angels, Baby One More Time, Beautiful, (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, Feeling Good, Fly Me to the Moon (in Other Words), Hallelujah, Hero, Hopelessly Devoted to You, I Believe I Can Fly, I Say a Little Prayer, I Will Always Love You, Nothing Compares 2 U, Rule the World, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay, Tears in Heaven, You Are Not Alone, You Raise Me Up.
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American Idol Audition Book: PVG (Book/CD)
A collection of songs from TV's American Idol phenomenon, with a CD of backing tracks to sing along with. Lyrics and music to 18 great songs, with a full-track, backing CD. The American Idol Audition Book covers every musical genre from pop, rock, and country, to standards and Broadway, and features selections for both male and female voices. Also a must for any would-be idol is the four-page color section with a written foreword by a vocal coach containing general audition and performance tips, in addition to a walk-through of each individual song's vocal interpretation. Titles are: Amazed, Big Spender, Crazy for You, Fame, Genie in a Bottle, The Greatest Love of All, How Do I Live, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, I Turn to You, If I Were a Rich Man, It's My Life, Kryptonite, My Way, Right Here Waiting, Summertime, Theme from New York, New York, This I Promise You, Without You.
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Audition Songs: Christmas Ballads
A unique CD+Music pack specially developed for male and female singers auditioning for shows, revues and bands with 9 festive songs piano/vocal/guitar arrangements plus CD gives you professional backing tracks, including vocals!
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Audition Songs for Male & Female Singers - Christmas Hits
A unique CD and Sheet Music pack specially developed for male and female singers auditioning for shows, revues and bands. This book and CD set provides professional backing and piano/vocal/guitar arrangements. Track List: fairytale of newyork (the pogues & kirsty maccoll), happy xmas (war is over) (john lennon), i wish it could be christmas every day (wizzard), last christmas (wham!), lonely this christmas (mud), merry xmas everybody (slade), mistletoe and wine (cliff richard), a spaceman came travelling (chris de burgh), step into christmas (elton john), wonderful christmastime (paul mccartney)
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Audition Songs: Comedy Songs (Piano, Vocal, Guitar)
Suitable for preparing for auditions or for singers needing structured rehearsals, this title contains piano and voice arrangements with lyrics and guitar chord boxes and full backing tracks on CD. Includes: Adelaide's Lament, Dirty Laundry, Everybody's Girl, I'm Gorgeous, I Went To A Marvellous Party, Nobody Does It Like Me, Poisoning Pigeons In The Park, Welcome To Holiday Inn, Well Did You Evah? You Can Always Count On Me.
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Audition songs for Male and Female Singers - Gilbert & Sullivan
Make a big impression with these ten classic Gilbert & Sullivan songs. Track List: i am the very model of a modern major-general (the pirates of penzance), i'm called little buttercup (hms pinafore), the nightmare song (when you're lying awake with a dismal headache) (iolanthe), on a tree by a river (willow, tit willow) (the mikado), poor wand'ring one (the pirates of penzance), silvered is the raven hair (patience), the sun whose rays are all ablaze (the mikado), take a pair of sparkling eyes (the gondoliers), when all night a chap remains (iolanthe), when maiden loves she sits and sighs (the yeomen of the guard)
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Audition songs for Male and Female Vocalists - Wannabe Pop Stars (Book/CD)
Ten smash hits from 'Anything Is Possible' to 'Get Happy' as performed by Pop Idols Will Young, Gareth Gates, Zoe Garlick and others. The music book contains piano and voice arrangements with lyrics and guitar chord boxes. The accompanying CD contains full backing tracks for use in rehearsal or at auditions.
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Audition Songs: Bumper Songbook (Book/3CDs)
Audition songs, piano, guitar & vocal music for professional singers.
Make a big impression at auditions with this collection of 28 popular songs. The pieces in the Audition Songs: Bumper Songbook have been carefully selected to bring out the best of your talent. This book comes complete with three CDs that have been specially developed for singers auditioning for shows, revues and bands. The Audition Songs: Bumper Songbook features the hits Bad Romance, The Fear, Chasing Pavements, Run and more, arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar.
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Essential Audition Songs For Male And Female Vocalists: Comedy Songs (Book/CD)
Get yourself noticed, and stand out from the crowd with these hilarious musical moments from the world of entertainment, suitable for both male and female vocalists. Songs range from the scandelous favourite Poisoning Pigeons In The Park to side-splitters from shows like Guys And Dolls and The Witches Of Eastwick. All songs are arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar, and the professional-quality backing tracks are ideal not only for rehearsal, but also for the audition itself! Impress the judges, and get your crowds rolling in the aisles with these ten comedy classics.
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Essential Audition Songs For Male And Female Vocalists - Duets (Book/CD)
Sheet Music And CD for male and female vocalists includes piano and vocal with guitar chord symbols and boxes. Professional backing tracks include I Got You Babe and Summer Nights. Track List: barcelona (freddie mercury & montserrat caballe), don't go breaking my heart (elton john ( kiki dee), endless love (diana ross & lionel richie), i got you babe (sonny & cher), i knew you were waiting for me (george michael & aretha franklin), it takes two (marvin gaye & kim weston), (i've had) the time of my life (bill medley & jennifer warnes), kids (robbie williams & kylie minogue), nothing's gonna stop us now (starship), summer nights (john travolta & olivia newton-john)
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Essential Audition Songs For Male And Female Vocalists - Love Songs (Book/CD)
Ten popular love songs arranged for piano and voice with lyrics and guitar chord boxes. The accompanying CD contains full backing tracks for use in rehearsal or at auditions. Track List: amazed (lonestar), embraceable you (ella fitzgerald), the first time i saw your face (roberta flack), get here (oleta adams), i turn to you (christina aguilera), kiss me (sixpence none the ritcher), let's stay together (al green), save the best for last (vanessa williams), saving all my love for you (whitney houston), you don't have to say you love me (dusty springfield)
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Essential Audition Songs For Male And Female Vocalists - Wannabe Pop Stars (Book/CD)
Ten smash hits as performed by Pop Idols Will Young, Gareth Gates, Zoe Garlick and others. The music book contains piano and voice arrangements with lyrics and guitar chord boxes. The accompanying CD contains full backing tracks for use in rehearsal or at auditions. Track List: angels, anything is possible, back for good, ev'ry time we say goodbye, flying without wings, genie in a bottle, get happy, reach, up on the roof, whole again
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Pop Idol: Audition Book (Book/CD)
A collection of songs from TV's Pop Idol phenomenon, with a CD of backing tracks to sing along with. Track List: Angels [Williams, Robbie], Anything Is Possible [Young, Will], Back For Good [Take That], Can't Fight The Moonlight [Rimes, Leann], Fallin' [Keys, Alicia], Fame [Carr, Irene], Family Portrait [Pink], Genie In A Bottle [Aguilera, Christina], Hero [Iglesias, Enrique], How Do I Live [Rimes, Leann], I'm Without You [Lavigne, Avril], Just Like A Pill [Pink], Let There Be Love [Danesh, Darius], Life Is A Rollercoaster [Keating, Ronan], My Hear Will Go On [Dion, Celine], Over The Rainbow [Cassidy, Eva], Reach [S Club], Sound Of The Underground [Girls Aloud]
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The Audition Suite
Four Comic Songs for Theatre Singers. By Martin Charnin, Michael Dansicker. Vocal Collection. Size 9x12 inches. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. Best known as the lyricist/director for Annie, Broadway guru Martin Charnin conceived of this clever collection after noticing a sorry lack of comic songs while auditioning thousands of actors. Featuring his witty words set to the music of accompanist and composer Michael Dansicker, these four funny audition pieces will put smiles on directors' faces - and hopefully land actors roles! The songs are arranged for voice with piano accompaniment and include: Audition 101, Confession, Family Tree, Special Skills.
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