Resonance: The New RCM Voice Series

April 13, 2012

They are finally here – all 13 books in the new RCM Voice Series arrived at The Leading Note yesterday afternoon.  RCM’s music publisher, Frederick Harris, has given the series the name “Resonance”, following in the new naming tradition of “Bridges” and “Overtones” (the new guitar and flute series, respectively).  The series follows an identical grading system to the old 3rd Edition books – there are Repertoire books for Preparatory to Level 8 and companion books of Vocalises and Recitatives for Grades 5-7, 8, and 9-10 (this last one available in high or low voice).

The new series also includes these great new features:

  • a piano accompaniment CD included with each Repertoire book
  • musical theatre selections are now included in the Repertoire books
  • an IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) chart is also included in each of the Repertoire and Vocalises/Recitatives books

As always, the series includes a wide range of eras and styles and features a variety of languages.  Also included is a selection of Canadian songs, composers, and arrangers.  These books are essential for RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) exam preparation but provide a rich and varied selection of repertoire for any voice student.  A new RCM Voice Syllabus has also been released to replace the 2005 Edition so come by soon to pick up your copy!

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2 Responses to “Resonance: The New RCM Voice Series”

  1. Wendy Parsons says:

    Just wondering about a repertoire book for the level 9 voice. Is there one available?
    Also, I live in rural Labrador…can I order from you online?

  2. Wendy says:

    Hi Wendy;

    Sorry for the delay in responding… September is a very busy time here, as you can imagine, and we haven’t had time to moderate the blog as much as usual.

    The repertoire books end at Grade 8 with the RCM Resonance series. For grade 9 upwards, you choose music from the various lists in the Vocal Syllabus. Our website has a searchable catalogue. From there you can email us at with your order. We will happily ship music to you in Labrador!

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