So, to put it bluntly, work on endings of pieces. Here are some things to consider:
- Does the ending extend the overall mood of the piece or does it make a sudden break with it?
- Are there any particularly difficult technical demands on the performer at the end of the work? Often composers will put their nastiest technical writing just before the ending so the work can end with a bang.
- Is there a particular choreography to the ending that will make it more effective? Could you benefit from fluorishes and showmanship or economy of movement and stillness?
- Is there a postlude following the last vocal line? How does it relate to the end of the work? If there is a postlude following the end of your singing, don't forget to remain facially engaged, as the audience is still looking at you. Therefore you must still look connected to the song while the piano or orchestra plays the postlude.
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