A vocalise to work on 3-note stress patterns. Think of the words "Beautiful", "Paradise", and "Elephant"- what do they all have in common? They are all 3-syllable words that share a common stress pattern: Stress - Release - Release. In music, this can be shown with a subtle diminuendo so that the 2nd and 3rd notes do not come out louder than the 1st. The melody is loosely based on the 2nd movement of the Ibert flute concerto.
I have written it out in 4 keys, with the melody appearing in major and minor tonalities. It is downloadable as a PDF file.