The Compozitor Publishing House • St Petersburg calls your attention to the vocalises by the Italian composers and vocal teachers of the XVII — the beginning of the XVIII centuries.
These distinguished patterns of the Italian vocal school growing were found by the composer and singing-master Vittorio Ricci, who subsequently wrote the piano part to them.
In 1912 the vocalises were published in London by Joseph Williams. The music of the material is so very deeply saturated and lastly, as to refer these vocalises to the style “antichi” of the Italian school of the XVII–XVIII centuries, unlike the “moderni” style with the superficial virtuosity and technique, inherent to it.
Hopefully the old Italian masters' vocalises will help you to acquire self-confidence and inspiration, really necessary attributes of the bel canto manner and the whole art of singing even in the age of the new rhythms and intonations.