Repertoire It is a concept that has its origin in the Latin word repertoireĭum. This is a Latin term that means “set of works” and that is the result of the sum of three components of said language:
-The prefix “re-”, which is equivalent to “again” or “backwards”.
-The verb “stop”, which can be translated as “prepare”.
-The suffix “-torio”, which is used to indicate “related to”.
Its about set of parts that an artistic group rehearses and prepares to perform or represent before the public.
For instance: “The choir offered a repertoire of classic songs that moved the audience”, “We plan to add a Beatles song to our repertoire”, “We always try to vary the repertoire so that people don’t get bored”.
When singers or groups prepare their concert tours, one of the aspects that they must organize and establish in order to make them a success, in addition to the visual effects or the costumes, is the repertoire that they are going to take to dazzle their audience. fans.
The usual thing is that in the choice of the aforementioned repertoire, the most important bulk are the most significant songs from the last album, of which they are in full promotion. However, it is vital that singles that are already part of their professional career, that have given them the most success or that have become symbols of their career, are also included.
Thus, for example, the Madrid singer Malú in all the repertoires of her tours does not hesitate to include the songs that made her to the top of the sales charts during the different stages of her career, such as “Aprendiz”, “Toda”, “Black and white” or “Like a flower”. And the same happens to other artists: Alejandro Sanz always wears “Corazón partío”, Sergio Dalma does the same with “Bailar pegados”…
According to art in question, the repertoire is given different names. A theatrical repertoireIn this sense, it is one that is formed from the works that are performed regularly in a certain theater or that are frequently performed by a particular company: “Our theatrical repertoire is based on the great Spanish authors of the Golden Age”, “The theatrical repertoire of this room is characterized by its diversity”, “There is still no news about the theatrical repertoire of the new season”.
The choral repertoire, meanwhile, refers to the songs that are usually performed by a chorus: “Religion is the center of our choral repertoire, since we sing in churches and ecumenical meetings”, “With a choral repertoire that went from rock to jazz and crossed the blues, the young people surprised by the power and ductility of their voices”.
In a broader sense, a repertoire is known as a skill set or products the same type: “The forward once again demonstrated his enormous repertoire of movements and became a nightmare for the rival defense”, “Our company offers a wide repertoire of solutions for those who need to waterproof a construction”.