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Judy Clark : Lutgen Vocal Exercise Vol 1 - High Voice

Review: A must for every vocalist who longs to study like the masters...Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Justin Timberlake. Every singer begins with these basic fundamental vocal exercises which will test your strength, as well as commitment. Included in this CD are 10 daily exercises including cadenzas, crescendos, legato and more. CD is recorded in four vocal key ranges so is adaptable for medium and low voices. Booklet includes printed sheet music, instruction, and a training practice log to help stay focused! These time-honored exercises have been modified from the original Lutgen version for this unique program. The CD consists of ten exercises that are excellent for training the voice and developing vocal range (total of 40 exercises). Singers of all levels may improve their vocal skills by using this easy-to-follow program.

Songlist: About The Author, Ackjknowledgements, Exercise Listing And Practice Tips, Lutgen Exercises 1-10 Vol 1 For High Voice, Practice Log, Theory 1, Theory 2, Contact Info And Products Page

Voicing: High
Style: Classical

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9817b | Book Warm Up & 1 CD | $21.95 | Solo || Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Lutgen Vocal Exercise Vol 2 - High Voice

Review: A continuation of Volume 1, this set includes exercises 11-20 with trills, andante, allegretto and more. Ten exercises in four vocal key ranges specifically for high voice (total 40 exercises). The CD and Booklet set have been revised from the original Lutgen exercises for this specific training program. Ten exercises in four vocal key ranges for high voice (total 40 exercises). Strengthen the voice and develop the lower ranges at the same time. All exercises used in Maestro David Kyle's vocal training program.

Songlist: About The Author, Exercise Listening And Practice Tips, Lutgen Excercises 11, Practice Log, Theory 1, Theory 2, Contact Info And Products Page

Voicing: High
Style: Classical

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9815b | Book Warm Up & 1 CD | $21.95 | Solo || Vocal Warm Ups


George Dodds : Voice Placing & Training Exercises - Soprano and Tenor

Review: A series of carefully graded progressive exercises to improve singing technique, for both solo singers and choirs. Includes exercises focussing on breathing and breath control, the production of vowel-sounds and consonants, good singing technique, and ear-training.

Songlist: Voice Placing Exercises for Loose Throat, Forward Tone and Resonance, Tongue Loosening Exercises, Sustained Notes, Attack, Flexibility and Rhythm, Voice Placing Exercises, Sustained Notes, Breath Pressure Variation, Attack and Staccato, Flexibility and Rhythm, Voice Placing Exercises, Flexibility, Major Scales and Arpeggi, Attack, Staccato, and Legato, Minor Scales, Breath Pressure Variations, Range Extension and Ear Training, Single Vowel-Sounds, Compound Vowel-Sounds, Consonants, Breath Pressure Variations

Voicing: Soprano Tenor

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6844b | Songbook Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $19.95 | Solo || Vocal Warm Ups


Robert L. Larsen (editor) : Arias for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: The companion accompaniment recordings to the best-selling series in the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Each aria is recorded by a professional coach/accompanist working in the opera world.

Songlist: Acerba Volutta, Lullaby, Ah, Michele, Don't You Know, Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Augusta! How Can You Turn Away?, Faites-Lui Mes Aveux, When I Am Laid In Earth, Chacun A Son Gout, Che Faro Senza Euridice?, Cruda Sorte..Gia So Per Pratica, En Vain, Pour Eviter, Il Segreto Per Esser Felici, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE (Habanera) BIZET, Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix, Must The Winter Come So Soon?, Nobles Seigneurs, Salut, Non Piu Mesta, Non so più cosa son from Le Nozze di Figaro, O Mio Fernando (Donizetti), Pres Des Remparts (Seguidilla) Bizet, Printemps Qui Commence (Saint-Saens), Que Fais-Tu, Blanche Tourterelle, Smanie implacabili from Così fan tutte, Stride La Vampa, Una Voce Poco Fa, Va Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Voce Di Donna, Voi Lo Sapete, We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, Voi, Che Sapete

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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2550b | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Solo || Schirmer Opera Anthology


Robert L. Larsen (editor) : Arias for Soprano

Review: The companion accompaniment recordings to the best-selling series in the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Each aria is recorded by a professional coach/accompanist working in the opera world.

Songlist: Ach, ich fühl's, Adieu, Notre Petite Table (Massenet), Ah Je Rise De Me Voir, Ah Je Veux Vivre, Willow Song, Caro Nome, Porgi, amor from Le Nozze di Figaro, Batti, batti, o bel Masetto from Don Giovanni, Bester Jungling, The Black Swan, Deh Vieni, Non Tardar, Donde Lieta Usci, Dove Sono I Bei Momenti, O Mio Babbino Caro, Elle A Fui, La Tourterelle, Fair Robin I Love, Je Dis Que Rien Ne M'epouvante, Kommt Ein Schlanker Bursch Geg-, Mi Chiamano Mimi (Puccini), Monica's Waltz, O War Ich Schon Mit (Beethoven), Quando Men Vo (Musetta's Waltz), Saper Vorreste (Verdi), Signore Ascolta, The Silver Aria, Stridono Lassu, Sul Fil D'un Soffio (Verdi), Tu Che Di Gel Sei Cinta, Un Bel Di Vedremo, V'adoro, Pupille, and more

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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2547b | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Solo || Schirmer Opera Anthology


Robert L. Larsen (editor) : Arias for Soprano - Volume 2

Review: The companion accompaniment recordings to the best-selling series in the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Each aria is recorded by a professional coach/accompanist working in the opera world.

Songlist: I Want Magic, Dearest Mama

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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2548b | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Solo || Schirmer Opera Anthology


Robert L. Larsen (editor) : Coloratura Arias for Soprano

Review: The companion accompaniment recordings to the best-selling series in the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Each aria is recorded by a professional coach/accompanist working in the opera world.

Songlist: Vocalise, Hello! Oh, Margaret, It's You

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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2549b | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Solo || Schirmer Opera Anthology


Various : Arias for Soprano - Complete Package

Review: This all-in-one package includes the original Arias for Soprano book from the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology along with two accompaniment CDs AND the corresponding Diction Coach book/two CD set. Diction Coach includes recorded diction lessons, IPA, and word for word translations. In addition to piano accompaniments playable on both your CD player and computer, the enhanced accompaniment CDs also include tempo adjustment software for CD-ROM computer use.

Songlist: Ach, Ich Fuhl's (The Magic Flute), Adieu, Notre Petite Table, Ah! Je Ris De Me Voir, Ah Je Veux Vivre, Willow Song, Caro Nome, Batti, Batti, O Bel Masetto, Bester Jungling, The Black Swan, Mi Chiamano Mimi, Deh Vieni, Non Tardar (The Marriage Of Figaro), Donde Lieta Usci, Dove Sono I Bei Momenti, O Mio Babbino Caro, Elle A Fui, La Tourterelle!, Fair Robin I Love, Je Dis Que Rien Ne M'Epouvante, Kommt Ein Schlanker Bursch Gegangen, Monica's Waltz, O War' Ich Schon Mit Dir Vereint, Porgi, Amor, Quando Men Vo, Saper Vorreste, Signore Ascolta, The Silver Aria, Stridono Lassu, Sul Fil D'Un Soffio Etesio, Tu Che Di Gel Sei Cinta, Un Bel Di Vedremo, V'adoro, Pupille, and more

Voicing: Soprano

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10565b | 4 Accompaniment CDs | $49.95 | Solo |


Sally K. Albrecht : Songs of Love, Music, and Nature

Review: Alfred Music is excited to present this superb collection of vocal solos exclusively for female voices. From a touching American folk song to dramatic seasonal portraits of autumn and winter, youill find something for everyone in this wonderful and varied collection. A perfect choice for studio and stage. Titles: Autumn * The Moon * Mother, Please Explain * Music Speaks * Oh, No! * Poor Boy * Remember My Song * Shooting Star * Why Does the Willow Tree Weep? * Winter Song.

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10201b | Accompaniment CD | $16.95 | Solo |


Vicki Tucker Courtney : Contemporary Art Songs for Women

Review: Ten beautiful settings for female voices of any age, featuring texts by female poets. This unique book offers each piece in both high and low keys. Equally appropriate for the mature recital singer and the developing voice. Titles: Chimes * The Christmas Letter * A Fancy * Gifts * I Am the Wind * Repetition * Rhapsody * What Do the Stars Do? * What Would I Give? * Will There Really Be a Morning?

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10198b | Accompaniment CD | $16.95 | Solo || Classical Songbooks of Art Songs


Carol Kimball : Song - A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature

Review: Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years, this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of 150 composers of various nationalities, as well as articles on styles of various schools of composition.

Songlist: Acknowledgements, Preface, What is Style?, Components of Style, Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Accompaniment, Poets - Texts, Secondary Factors of Style, Components of Style Overlap, Developing Style Sheets, Creating Style Sheets for Single Songs, Creating Style Sheets for Individual Composers, Style Sheet Examples for Selected Composers, Literature

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5110b | Book | $29.95 | Solo || Opera Singers


David Adams : A Handbook of Diction for Singers

Review: Now in its second edition, A Handbook of Diction for Singers is a complete guide to achieving professional levels of diction in Italian, German, and French, the three major languages of the classical vocal repertory. Written for English-speaking singers and offering thorough, consistent explanations, it is an ideal tool for students and an invaluable reference for voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors. The book combines traditional approaches proven successful in the teaching of diction with important new material not readily available elsewhere, presenting the sounds of each language in logical order, along with essential information on matters such as diacritical marks, syllabification, word stress, and effective use of the variety of foreign-language dictionaries. Presented in an attractively concise format, the book goes into greater detail than comparable texts, providing specific information to clarify concepts typically difficult for English-speaking singers. Particular emphasis is placed on the characteristics of vowel length, the sequencing of sounds between words, as well as the differences between spoken and sung sounds in all three languages. Featuring significantly expanded coverage of each of the three languages and illustrated with numerous examples, this second edition of A Handbook of Diction for Singers is an exceptional text for courses in diction and a valuable reference source for all vocalists.

Songlist: Introduction, International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols for Italian, Italian Vowels, Glides in Italian, Italian Diacritical Marks, Italian Dipthongs, Italian Tripthongs, Vowel Length In Italian, Italian Consonants, Single and Double Consonants, More About Vowels, Phrasal Doubling in Italian, Singing Consonant Clusters, Musical Settings of Italian Diphthongs, Italian Dictionaries, Sample Texts, Appendix, Introduction, International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols for French, French Diacritical Marks, Definition of Terms Relating to French Diction, French Syllabification, Word Stress in French, Mixed Vowels, Nasal Vowels, Glides in French, French Consonants, Liaison, French Dictionaries, Sample Texts, and more

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7072b | Book | $28.95 | Solo || Diction for Singers


Richard Miller : Training Soprano Voices

Review: A young dramatic soprano should not be forced into a soubrette mold, nor should the soubrette soprano be assigned dramatic tasks. Although all soprano voices have common characteristics, each type has unique features that require a particular approach in teaching. Training Soprano Voices addresses this issue directly by providing a complete and reliable system for training each type of soprano voice. Designed as a practical program for singers, teachers, and voice professionals, it couples historic vocal pedagogy with the latest research on the singing voice. The book emphasizes the special nature of the soprano voice and the proper physiological functioning for vocal proficiency. For each category of voice, Miller supplies a detailed description, recommends appropriate literature, and provides an effective system for voice building, including techniques for breath management, vibratory response, resonance balancing, language articulation, vocal agility, sostenuto, proper vocal registration, and dynamic control. The book concludes with a daily regimen of vocal development for healthy singing and artistic performance. Dozens of technical exercises, vocalization material taken from the performance literature, and numerous anatomical illustrations are included.

Songlist: Catagories of the Female Voice, Registration Events in Female Voices, Making a Beginning, Breath Energy in Singing, The Agility Factor, Resonance in Soprano Voices: Supraglottic Considerations, Nasal Continuants as Assists in Resonance Balancing, Non-Nasal Consonants as Assists in Adjustment of the Resonator Tract, The Sostenuto Factor, Soprano Vocal Registration and Vowel Modification (Aggiustamento), Accomplishing Dynamic Control, The Daily Regimen, The Wedding of Emotion and Skill

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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6058b | Book | $68.95 | Solo || Soprano Voices


Shirlee Emmons : Researching The Song

Review: Singers are faced with a unique challenge among musicians: they must express not just the music, but the lyrics too. To effectively communicate the meaning behind these words, singers must understand the many references embedded in the vast international repertoire of great art songs. They must deal with the meaning of the lyrics, frequently in a language not their own and of a culture unfamiliar to them. From Zelter and Schubert to Rorem and Musto, Researching the Song serves as an invaluable guide for performers, teachers, and enthusiasts to the art song repertoire. Its more than 2,000 carefully researched entries supply information on most of the mythological, historical, geographical, and literary references contained in western art song. The authors explain the meaning of less familiar literary terms, figures, and authors referenced in song while placing songs in the context of larger literary sources. Readers will find entries dealing with art songs from the German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, South American, Greek, Finnish, Scandinavian, and both American and British English repertoires. Sources, narratives, and explanations of major song cycles are also given. Organized alphabetically, the lexicon includes brief biographies of poets, lists of composers who set each poet's work, bibliographic materials, and brief synopses of major works from which song texts were taken, including the plots of all Restoration theater works containing Purcell's vocal music. The more performers know and understand the literary elements of a song, the richer their communication will be. Researching the Song is a vital aid for singers and teachers in interpreting art songs and building song recital programs.

Songlist: Introduction, Researching the Song, Abbreviations

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6652b | Book | $34.95 | Solo |


Nicola Vaccai : Practical Vocal Method - High Voice

Review: Vaccai's masterly Method won increasing popularity with time, and was eventually used in conservatories all over the world. Even today it is often used by singing teachers, who consider it a collection of attractive Ariettas, each serving a particular function. And it is quite easy material, perfect for the beginning student.

Songlist: The Scale, Intervals of a Third, Intervals of a Fourth, Intervals of a Fifth, Intervals of a Sixth, Intervals of a Seventh, Intervals of an Octave, Semitones, Syncopated Mode, Introduction to Roulades, Ascending and Descending Appoggiaturas, The Acciaccatura, Intro to the Mordent, Different Types of Mordent, Intro to the Turn, The Turn, Intro to the Trill, Roulades, The Vocal Portamento, The Second Type of Poratamento, The Recitative, Epilogue

Voicing: High
Style: Opera

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6836b | Book & 1 CD | $19.95 | Solo || Vocal Warm Ups | Nicola Vaccai


Jennifer Hamady : The Art Of Singing out of print

Review: Jennifer Hamady has performed the world over with many of the top names in the music business. Also a voice coach to television actors, Broadway performers, and award-winning vocalists, she has written a ground-breaking book on singing and the psychology of performing that is a must-read for every artist working today. Using the medium of the voice, Jennifer shares her insights and experiences as a coach and a singers that will opern your eyes to how we all - musicians and non musicians alike - allow fear, doubt, preconceived notions, and overthinking to get in the way of clear, healthy, optimal singing - and living. The accompanying CD - in Jennifer's own voice - captures a conversation about her ideas and journey, as well as excercises that will help you discover and release your true and best instrument. Performers of all ages and abilities will gain valuable insight into the mechanics, psychology and physiology of singing.

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5077d | Digital Book & Online Audio | $17.95 | Solo


Maria Callas : At Covent Garden 1962 & 1964

Review: This video captures a pair of performances from the revered opera diva Maria Callas. Her authoritative voice delivers work by beloved composers Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet, at Covent Gardens, one of the most famous opera venues in the world. The concerts date from 1962 and 1964.

Songlist: Tu che le vanita, Prelude, Habanera (Acte I), Entracte (Acte III), Seguedille (Acte I), Tosca (Atto II)

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Maria Callas : Biography

Review: The documentary portrait Biography: Maria Callas travels into the stormy and colorful personal life of Callas, the woman regarded by many as the single most accomplished diva of the 20th century. From her birth in the United States to her adolescence in Greece and early professional accomplishments in Western Europe, Callas accomplished an overwhelming amount despite numerous personal hardships that included a tumultuous romance with (and divorce from) Aristotle Onassis, extensive vocal difficulties, and ongoing contractual disputes with the Metropolitan Opera. Nevertheless, her reputation persisted. This program draws from extensive archival footage and interviews to tell Callas's incredible story.

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5864dvd | DVD | $24.95 | Solo |


Maria Callas : The Eternal Maria Callas

Review: Within her lifetime and posthumously, opera diva Maria Callas's astonishing musical and cultural legacy far outstripped the woman herself; Callas transcended the elite appeal of her musical genre and inspired numerous motion pictures, a stage musical, and an opera based on her life - meanwhile obtaining a rare and unique degree of success that enabled her to dramatically expand the audience size (and demographics) of the opera fanbase. Callas also honed and sustained a reputation as one of the earliest harbingers of intense and histrionic dramatic portrayals on the opera stage. The classical compilation Eternal Maria Callas brings into one collection a series of Callas's most memorable and acclaimed performances, from such productions as Il Trovatore, Tosca and Manon, coupled with a documentary segment on her life, a gallery of Callas photographs, and a series of revealing interviews with Callas conducted by Lord Harewood.

Songlist: Vanne...lasciami, D'amor sull'ali rosee, Miserere d'un'alma gia vicina, Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia,, Tu che le vanita, Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nub, Pleurez, Mes Yeux, L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, Seguidille, O don fatale, Vissi d'arte' Narration/Interviews, Je ne suis que faiblesse....Adieu, notre petite table, Oh, se una volta sola ....Ah! non credea mirarti, O mio babbino caro (Lauretta), Maria Callas in conversation with Lord Harewood, Maria Callas in conversation with Bernard Gavoty, Retiring from the Concert Stage, Being an Artist

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5865dvd | DVD | $24.98 | Solo |


Mathilde Marchesi : Bel Canto: A Theoretical & Practical Vocal Method

Review: Bel canto (Belcanto, bel canto) (Italian, beautiful singing), an Italian musical term, refers to the art and science of vocal technique which originated in Italy during the late sixteenth century and reached its pinnacle in the early part of the nineteenth century during the Bel Canto opera era. Bel canto singing characteristically focuses on perfect evenness throughout the voice, skillful legato, a light upper register, tremendous agility and flexibility, and a certain lyric, "sweet" timbre. This volume embodies Madame Marchesi's "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her great pupils. An introductory text discusses breathing, attack, registers and similar matters, while the remainder of the book contains many exercises and vocalises that teach voice management and projection. Marchesi's book is today even more important than when it first appeared, for it offers the basis for a construction of the bel canto training system. At the time the book appeared, the bel canto system had gone out of fashion in favor of more modern schools that seemed to offer more rapid maturation, voice volume, and dramatics. Today, a more realistic reevaluation has revealed that the bel canto system gave the singer much longer performing life, a more pleasing voice, and far greater musical ability. As Phillip Miller states in his introduction, "a solidity, a sure technical mastery, an even scale with no register break... strong, even and secure trills, their coloratura masterly." In addition, the resurgence of interest in early 19th century opera renders a work like Marchesi's indispensable to the modern singer.

Songlist: Part One: Elementary and Progressive Exercixes for the Development of the Voice, Chromatic Slur, Diatonic Slur, Portamento, Scales, Exercises for blending the Registers, Exercises on two notes, Exercises on three notes, Exercises on four notes, Exercises on six notes, Exercises on eight notes, Chromatic Scale, Minor Scales, Exercises for Flexibility, Varied Scales, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggi, Messa di Voce (Swelled Sounds), Apoggiatura - Acciaccatura (Crushed Note) - Mordente, The Turn, The Shake (Trill), Shakes by Thirds, Part Two: Development of the Exercises in the Form of Vocalises, Attack, Portamento, Sostenuto, Diatonic Scale, Dotted Diatonic Scale, Minor Scale, and more

Style: Opera

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6480b | Songbook | $12.95 | Solo || Bel Canto Singing


Carol Kimball (editor) : Women Composers - A Heritage of Song

Review: With 45 songs by 22 composers, this is the most comprehensive single volume of art songs composed by women ever published. It includes biographical information about the composers and historical information about each song, with songs in English, French, German and Italian.

Songlist: Auf dem Land und in der Stadt (A. Amalia), year's at the spring, The from THREE BROWNING SONGS (A. Beach), Ah, Love but a day! from THREE BROWNING SONGS (A. Beach), I send my heart up to thee! from THREE BROWNING SONGS (A. Beach), Reflets (L. Boulanger), Le Couteau (N. Boulanger), Per le più vaga e bella (Aria of the Shepherd) (F. Caccini), ...crin (C. Chaminade), Mignonne (C. Chaminade), Mots d'amour (C. Chaminade), Povero cor tu palpiti (I. Colbran), La speranza al cor mi dice (I. Colbran), Frühling (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Morgenständchen (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Nachtwanderer (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Suleika (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Warum sind denn du Rosen so blaß (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), À Trianon (A. Holmès), Velvet Shoes (M. Howe), Den Abschied schnell genommen (J. Lang), Ob ich manchmal Dein gedenke (J. Lang), There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (L. Lehmann), Bei du ist es traut (A. Mahler), Ich wandle unter Blumen (A. Mahler), Laue Sommernacht (A. Mahler), Die stille Stadt (A. Mahler), Les Brigands (M. Malibran), La Voix qui dit: Je t'aime (M. Malibran), Colombine (Poldowski), L'heure exquise (Poldowski), and more

Voicing: High

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2639b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo || Vocal Library Series


Carol Kimball (editor) : Women Composers - A Heritage of Song

Review: With 45 songs by 22 composers, this is the most comprehensive single volume of art songs composed by women ever published. It includes biographical information about the composers and historical information about each song, with songs in English, French, German and Italian.

Songlist: Auf dem Land und in der Stadt (A. Amalia), year's at the spring, The from THREE BROWNING SONGS (A. Beach), Ah, Love but a day! from THREE BROWNING SONGS (A. Beach), I send my heart up to thee! from THREE BROWNING SONGS (A. Beach), Reflets (L. Boulanger), Le Couteau (N. Boulanger), Per le più vaga e bella (Aria of the Shepherd) (F. Caccini), ...crin (C. Chaminade), Mignonne (C. Chaminade), Mots d'amour (C. Chaminade), Povero cor tu palpiti (I. Colbran), La speranza al cor mi dice (I. Colbran), Frühling (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Morgenständchen (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Nachtwanderer (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Suleika (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), Warum sind denn du Rosen so blaß (F. Mendelssohn Hensel), À Trianon (A. Holmès), Velvet Shoes (M. Howe), Den Abschied schnell genommen (J. Lang), Ob ich manchmal Dein gedenke (J. Lang), There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (L. Lehmann), Bei du ist es traut (A. Mahler), Ich wandle unter Blumen (A. Mahler), Laue Sommernacht (A. Mahler), Die stille Stadt (A. Mahler), Les Brigands (M. Malibran), La Voix qui dit: Je t'aime (M. Malibran), Colombine (Poldowski), L'heure exquise (Poldowski), and more

Voicing: Low

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2640b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo || Vocal Library Series


Claudio Riffero : Opera Collection (Female)

Review: A collection with the best opera arias for female voices.

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10686b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


G. Schirmer Opera Anthology : Coloratura Arias for Soprano

Review: An excellent volume of coloratura arias has been added to the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology series. With 30 arias in English, Italian, German, French and Russian, this is the largest collection of coloratura operatic excerpts ever published. Because of the nature of the material, tradition-based performance suggestions are liberally found throughout the volume. For instance, you will find standard vocal variations for the "Doll Song" from The Tales of Hoffmann included in the edition, along with the original vocal line. Like the other volumes in the ground-breaking series, there are historical and plot notes about each aria, new engravings, and new translations for study.

Songlist: A vos jeux, mes amix, Ah! non credea...Ah! non giunge, Ah! O va la jeune indoue, C'est l'historie amoureuse, Care Compagne, Chacun le sait, Da schlagt di Abschiedsstunde, Den Teuren zu versohnen, Der Holle Rache, Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeicheln, Grossmachtige Prinzessin, Hello! Oh, Margaret, it's you, Hymn to the Sun, Il dolce suono...Spargi d'amoro piato, Les oiseaux dans la charmille, Mein Heir Marquis, O Luce di quest'anima, O rendetemi la speme...Qui la voc, O zittre nicht, Ombre legere, Plus de depit, plus de tristesse, Poor Wand'ring One, Quel guardo il cavaliere, Regnava nel silenzio, Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande, Tornami a Vagheggiar, Una voce poco fa, Vocalise, Volta la terrea fronte alle stelle

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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7310b | Songbook | $22.95 | Solo || Soprano Voices


Gabriella Ravazzi : Great Opera Composers for Young Singers

Review: This graduated collection of opera arias offers beginning-level students the chance to explore the technical and expressive aspects of great opera music very early on. Multi-language text including English.

Songlist: Convien partir from La figlia del reggimento (Donizetti), L'ho perduta, me meschina from Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Canto di una Guècha from Iris (Mascagni), Una volta che Bastiano from Bastien und Bastienne (Mozart), Marito vorrei from La finta semplice (Mozart), Donne vaghe... from La serva padrona (Paisiello), Quando si trovano, le basse femmine... from Il mondo della luna (Galuppi), Anch'io son giovine from La cambiale di matrimonio(Rossini)

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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2794b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


Gabriella Ravazzi : Great Opera Composers for Young Singers

Review: This graduated collection of opera arias offers beginning-level students the chance to explore the technical and expressive aspects of great opera music very early on. Multi-language text including English.

Songlist: Silenzio, tacete from L'ajo nell'imbarazzo (Donizetti), Resta in pace, idolo mio from Gli Orazi e i Curiazi (Cimarosa), La Rachelina from La molinara (Paisiello), Bel Nume che adoro from Pigmalione (Cimadoro), Immagine gradita from Adelson e Salvini (Bellini), Un bocconcin d'amante from La grotta di Trofinio (Salieri), Ah! se tu dormi svegliati from Giulietta e Romeo (Vaccai), Nella fatal di Rimini from Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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2795b | Songbook | $21.95 | Solo |


Giacomo Puccini : Two Arias from La Rondine

Review: Magda's arias from this bewitching score. The familiar Canzone di Doretta and the enchanting Act I waltz song Ore dolci e divine. Includes translations and plot synopses By Martha Gerhart.

Songlist: Canzone di Doretta, Ore dolci e divine

Voicing: Soprano

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2643b | Songbook | $7.95 | Solo || Giacomo Puccini | Vocal Library Series


Joan Frey Boytim : 36 Solos for Young Singers

Review: Responsible for such popular series as The First Book of Solos, The Second Books of Solos and Easy Songs for Beginning Singers, Joan Frey Boytim is a widely recognized expert in repertoire for the young voice. Appropriate for contest solos, this collection includes a wide variety of traditional art songs and folk songs with limited ranges for late-elementary to mid-teen singers. The book includes intermediate-level piano arrangements, and the companion CD features professionally recorded accompaniments for performance or practice.

Songlist: April Fool (Gartlan), The Blue Bells Of Scotland, Country Gardens, Cradle Song (previously attributed to Mozart), Cuckoo (Shaw), Dancing, Dandelions Gold And Green, The Desperado, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down In My Heart, The Generous Fiddler, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Home On The Range, I Know Where I'm Goin', A Jolly Good Laugh, The Keys Of Heaven, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Longing For Spring, MacNamara's Band, Old Dog Tray, Old King Cole, Peace Of The River, The Quest, The Red River Valley, The Sea Breeze, Sidewalks Of New York, Sit Down, Sister, Skip To My Lou, Sleep, Baby, Sleep, Softly Sleeping, and more

Voicing: Teen
Style: Classical

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Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Soprano - Part II

Review: This series now has a new Part II for each voice type, at the same level as the original volumes. This is preparatory material for The First Book of Solos series, with modest ranges and all songs in English, including very easy art songs, folksong arrangements and vintage popular songs. The song selection is completely different for each voice type with 18-20 songs per volume. Includes recorded piano accompaniments available online for download or streaming. Contents: April (Quilter) Because (d'Hardelot) The Bells of St. Mary's (Adams) Cradle Song (De Koven) By the Waters of Minnetonka (Lieurance) Fairy Lullaby (Beach) From the Land of Sky-blue Water (Cadman) Glow Worm (Lincke) He Stole My Tender Heart Away (Endicott) Hedge-Roses (Schubert) A Little Bit of Heaven (Brennan) In the Woods (Franz) A Kiss in the Dark (Herbert) The Little Red Lark (arr. Fisher) One Spring Morning (Nevin) The Rose Has Charmed the Nightingale (Rimsky-Korsakov) Song of Love (Romberg) Stars with Golden Sandals (Franz) Trees (Rasbach) Wake Up! (Phillips)

Songlist: Little Bit of Heaven, A (Brennan), April (Quilter), Because (d'Hardelot), Bells of St. Mary's, The (Adams), Cradle Song (De Koven), By the Waters of Minnetonka (Lieurance), Fairy Lullaby (Beach), From the Land of Sky-blue Water (Cadman), Glow Worm (Lincke), He Stole My Tender Heart Away (Endicott), Hedge-Roses (Schubert), In the Woods (Franz), Kiss in the Dark, A (Herbert), Little Red Lark, The (Irish Air), One Spring Morning (Nevin), Rose Has Charmed the Nightingale, The (Rimsky-Korsakov), Song of Love (Romberg), Stars with Golden Sandals (Franz), Trees (Rasbach), Wake Up! (Phillips)

Voicing: Soprano

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Joan Frey Boytim : First Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos - Part III

Review: Even more great solos for high school and college singers at the same level as The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II, with a variety of over 30 classical songs per volume, and a completely different song list for each voice type.

Songlist: Clair de lune (G. Fauré), Morgen! (R. Strauss), Beau soir (C. Debussy), Over the land is April (R. Quilter), I walked today where Jesus walked (G. O'Hara), The Porcupine from AT THE ZOO (A.W. Kramer), The Snake from AT THE ZOO (A.W. Kramer), The Giraffe from AT THE ZOO (A.W. Kramer), Bubble Song, The (M. Shaw), But the Lord is mindful of His own from ST. PAUL (F. Mendelssohn), By dimpled brook (T.A. Arne), Corals (B. Treharne), Dolce scherza (G.A. Perti), Evening Song (C. Edwards), Ich liebe dich (E. Grieg), If there were dreams to sell (J. Ireland), Landscape (C.T. Griffes), Lark now leaves his watery nest, The (H. Parker), Little Old Lady in Lavender Silk, The (M.M. Vinmont), Lord, how long wilt Thou forget me? (Ranzzini), Louts Bloom, The (J.J. Niles), Menuet d'Exaudet (A.J. Exaudet), Mit einer Wasserlilie (E. Grieg), Morgen-Hymne (G. Henschel), My lover is a fisherman (L. Strickland), Nussbaum, Der (R. Schumann), O lovely Peace from JUDAS MACCABAEUS (G.F. Handel), O praise the Lord (M. Greene), Prayer of the Norwegian Child (R. Kountz), Première Danse (J. Massenet), and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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20014b | Songbook | $16.95 | Solo || First Book of Broadway Solos


Joan Frey Boytim : First Book of Soprano Solos - Part III

Review: Even more great solos for high school and college singers at the same level as The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II, with a variety of over 30 classical songs per volume, and a completely different song list for each voice type.

Songlist: Ridente la calma (W.A. Mozart), Art thou troubled? (G.F. Handel), Bind' auf dein Haar (F.J. Haydn), Bluebird (R. Schirmer), Brown Bird Singing, A (H. Wood), For my soul thirsteth for God from PSALM 42 (F. Mendelssohn), The Green Cathedral (C. Hahn), I will lay me down in peace (M. Greene), I will sing of Thy great mercies from ST. PAUL (F. Mendelssohn), In meinem Garten die Nelken (R. Franz), Love Among the Daffodils (E. Coates), Maman, dites-moi (J.B. Weckerlin), May-Day Carol (English Folksong, arr. Taylor), Merry Widow Waltz, The (F. Lehár, arr. Higgs), Mother Sorrow (E. Grieg), Il neige (H. Bemberg), Nuit d'étoiles (C. Debussy), Pool of Quietness, The (T.V. Cator), Praise (G. Dyson), Sandmann, Der (R. Schumann), Se meritar potessi (D. Bruni), Sound the Flute! (C. Dougherty), Spleen (Poldowski), Star vicino (S. Rosa), Sur la terrasse de Saint Germain (F. Fourdrain), Time for Making Songs Has Come, The (J.H. Rogers), To a Little Child (C. Edwards), Under the greenwood tree (T.A. Arne), La vezzosa pastorella (D. Bruni), Vilia from THE MERRY WIDOW (F. Lehár, arr. Higgs), and more

Voicing: Soprano

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20013b | Songbook | $14.95 | Solo || First Book of Broadway Solos


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos

Review: This is among the most widely used teaching repertoire for singers in the U.S. Over 30 songs in each book, including American and British art songs, folk song arrangements, sacred songs and a sampling of beginning songs in German, Italian, Spanish and French. There is a completely different song selection for each voice type.

Songlist: Morning, Prayer, The Lord Is My Shepherd, American Lullaby (Rich), Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, Silent Noon (Vaughan Williams), The Crucifixion, The Lamb, The Cherry-Tree, Chi Vuol La Zingarella (Paisiello), Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers (Fraser-Simson), Cloud-Shadows (Rogers), Crabbed Age And Youth (White), Der Blumenstrauss (Mendelssohn), Der Schwur, Die Bekehrte (Stange), El Majo Timido (Granados), Evensong (Lehman), Go 'way from my Window (Niles), Ici-Bas (Fauré), L'Anneau d'Argent (Chaminade), The Lass From the Low Countree (Niles), Loveliest Of Trees, O Rest In The Lord, O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me, Preguntales a las Estrellas (Haugue), The Sky Above the Roof (Vaughan Williams), The Statue at Czarkor-Selo (Cui), This Little Rose, Turn Then Thine Eyes (Purcell), and more

Voicing: Alto

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Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos - Part II

Review: More great teaching material at the same level as the first volume. Over 30 songs in each volume with no song duplicated between voice types. A student could easily begin either in The First Book or The First Book Part II, or the books may be used concurrently.

Songlist: Clouds, Come Ye Blessed (Gaul), As I Went A-Roaming (Brahe), Auf Dem Meere (On The Ocean) (Franz), Beneath A Weeping Willow's Shade (Hopkinson), The Blue-Bell, Carmeña (Wilson), C'est Mon Ami (My Friend) (French Air/Crist), Dream Valley (Quilter), Das Erste Veilchen (The First Violet)(Mendelssohn), Gott Im Frühling (God in Springtime) (Schubert), Keine Sorg'um Den Weg (Love Finds Out The Way) (Raff), The Lovely Song My Heart Is Singing (Goulding), Mystery's Song (Purcell), Rend'il Sereno al Ciglio (Bring To Your Eyes) (Handel), Spring is at the Door (Quilter), Die Stille (Silence) (Schumann), Die Stille Wasserrose (The Silent Waterlily) (Fielitz), Te Deum (Vouchsafe,O Lord) (Handel), Weep No More (Handel), Willow, Tit-Willow, Wind Of The Wheat (Phillips), Elegie, Danny Boy, Ave Verum (Jesu, Word Of God Incarnate), Bist du bei mir (You Are With Me), Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell), The Carol Of The Birds, Es Muss Ein Wunderbares Sein (It Must Be Wonderful) (Liszt), Utrecht Te Deum (Handel), and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Soprano Solos

Review: This is among the most widely used teaching repertoire for singers in the U.S. Over 30 songs in each book, including American and British art songs, folk song arrangements, sacred songs and a sampling of beginning songs in German, Italian, Spanish and French. There is a completely different song selection for each voice type.

Songlist: Lullaby, The Beatitudes (Malotte), Bel piacere (Handel), The Crucifixion, Bonne Nuit (Massenet), El Majo Discreto (Granados), Et tra la la y el punteado (Granados), Everywhere I Look (Carew), The Green Dog (Kingsley), Have You Seen But A White Lily Grow?, Hear My Cry, O God (Franck), Heffle Cuckoo Fair (Shaw), I Love All Graceful Things (Thiman), Into the Night (Edwards), The K'e (Dougherty), Let My Song Fill Your Heart (Charles), Let Us Dance, Let Us Sing (Purcell), Lied Der Mignon (Schubert), A Little China Figure (Leoni), Little Elegy (Duke), Love has eyes (Bishop), The Mermaid's Song, Minnelied (Mendelssohn), My Johann (Grieg), Night Is Falling (Haydn), O Peace, Thou Fairest Child of Heaven (Arne), Oh, What A Beautiful City, Piercing Eyes (Haydn), Rose Softly Blooming (Spohr), Si Mes Vers Avaient Des Ailes, and more

Voicing: Soprano

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Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Soprano Solos - Part II

Review: More great teaching material at the same level as the first volume. Over 30 songs in each volume with no song duplicated between voice types. A student could easily begin either in The First Book or The First Book Part II, or the books may be used concurrently.

Songlist: Andenken (I Think of Thee) (Beethoven), Ave Maria (O Lord, Most Holy) (Abt), Charmant Papillon (Charming Butterfly) (Campra), Come And Trip It (Handel), Come To The Fair (Martin), Drift Down, Drift Down (Ronald), Grandma (Chanler), Animal Crackers (Hageman), Here Amid the Shady Woods (Handel), How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings (Liddle), Lachen und Weinen (Laughing and Crying) (Schubert), The Last Rose of Summer (Miliken/Flotow), La Pastorella (Shepherd Maid) (Schubert), Per Non Penar (For My Heart's Peace) D'astorga, Petit Noël (Little Noel) (Louis), Quella Barbara Catena (This Hard Bondage) (Ciampi), Romance (Debussy), A Spirit Flower (Campbell-Tipton), When I Was Seventeen (Swedish Folksong), Orpheus With His Lute, Gesù Bambino (The Infant Jesus), When Daisies Pied (Arne), Solvejg's Song (Grieg), None But The Lonely Heart (Nur Wer Die Sehnsucht Kennt), Op. 6, O Saviour, Hear Me! (Gluck), To A Wild Rose, The Crying of Water (Campbell-Tipton), Intorno All'idol Mio, A Nun Takes the Veil (Barber), Bliss (Schubert), and more

Voicing: Soprano

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20003b | Songbook | $14.95 | Solo || First Book of Broadway Solos


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos

Review: Step up to the next level with more student repertoire, continuing from The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II. The more than 30 songs in each book require a little more vocal range and musical sophistication, but are still decidedly student material.

Songlist: Con Rauco Mormorio (With Mournful Sounds Of Weeping), Great Peace Have They Which Love Thy Law, Heard Ye His Voice?, Hushed The Song Of The Nightingale, I Sought The Lord, Im Herbst, The Jolly Jolly Breeze, Kind Fortune Smiles, Love, I Have Won You, A Lullaby, Orpheus With His Lute, Pleasure's Gentle Zephyrs Play, Te Souviens-Tu?, Vaaren (Spring), Where Corals Lie, Au bord de l'eau, Verborgenheit (Wolf), Eye Hath Not Seen (Gaul A), (I'm Called) Little Buttercup, Lilacs (Rachmaninoff), We Sing To Him (Purcell), Mokong'ondi (Africa), Pastorale (L'arlesienne) Bizet, Un Certo Non So Che (Vivaldi), Thou Art Repose (Du Bist Die Ruh'), Silver'd Is The Raven Hair, Les Berceaux (Faure), Patiently Have I Waited For Lord, Smiling Hours A Joyful Tr(Handel, Thou Shalt Bring Them In, and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Soprano Solos

Review: Step up to the next level with more student repertoire, continuing from The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II. The more than 30 songs in each book require a little more vocal range and musical sophistication, but are still decidedly student material.

Songlist: Les cloches, Die Nacht, The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze, Down In The Forest, Hark! The Echoing Air, Love's Philosophy, Un Moto Di Gioja, My Heart Is Like A Singing Bird, A Pastoral, Shepherd! Thy Demeanour Vary, Sleep, Gentle Cherub, Sleep Descend, Song Of The Blackbird, A Spring Morning, The Sun Shall Be No More Thy Light, To The Birds (A des Oiseaux), Villanelle (I Saw The Swift Swallow Flying), Vieille Chanson, My Heart Ever Faithful, Hear My Prayer, O Lord, O Divine Redeemer (Repentir), Oh! Had I Jubal's Lyre (Handel), Take O Take Those Lips(Beach Hha, La Zingara (Donizetti), Das Verlassene Magdlein(Maid Fo), Bescheidebne Liebe (Wolf), Vergebliches Standchen (Brahms), These Are They Which Came(Gaul), Fiocca La Neve(Snow) (Cimara), Art Is Calling For Me

Voicing: Soprano

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Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Soprano Solos Part II

Review: More great classical material for progressing vocal students, from the leading American expert in teaching the young voice. The series started with The First Book of Solos, and then, at the same difficulty level, came The First Book of Solos - Part II. The Second Book of Solos, originally released in 1993, is for singers who have taken voice a little longer and are capable of more challenges, but is still decidedly student-level material, and music that can be sung by good high school students. The new The Second Book of Solos - Part II set is at exactly the same level as The Second Book of Solos. It shares the same features: a deliberate variety of music in different styles and languages, including a few sacred selections, with over 30 songs per book. Available as books only, or in packs with two CDs of piano accompaniments recorded by Laura Ward.

Songlist: Love Is a Plaintive Song from PATIENCE (A. Sullivan), Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well from HMS PINAFORE (A. Sullivan), Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen (Mozart), Après un reve (G. Fauré), Alleluja from EXSULTATE, JUBILATE (W.A. Mozart), La belle au bois dormant (F. Fourdrain), The Bird (J. Duke), Care selve (G.F. Handel), Chanson norvégienne (F. Fourdrain), Clavelitos (J. Valverde), Crabbed age and youth (C.H.H. Parry), Domine Deus from GLORIA (A. Vivaldi), The fields are full (C.A. Gibbs), I mourn as a dove from ST. PETER (J. Benedict), Il mio ben quando verrà (G. Paisiello), J'ai pleuré en reve (G. Hüe), The Lord's name is praised (M. Greene), Mandoline (Fauré), Mausfallen-Sprüchlein (H. Wolf), Mondnacht (R. Schumann), My Sweetheart and I (A. Beach), Niemand hat's geseh'n (J.K.G. Loewe), Non ti fidar from MUZIO SCEVOLA (G.F. Handel), Quel ruscelletto (P.D. Paradies), Le rossignol des lilas (R. Hahn), Spring (I. Gurney), Ständchen (J. Brahms), Sure on this shining night (S. Barber), That's Life (J.P. Sacco), Think on These Things (J.C. Kirlin), and more

Voicing: Soprano

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John Conahan : Songs for Soprano

Review: John Conahan's art songs are unique expressions that enable us to understand and explore many things simultaneously. In this collection, you will find settings of texts that speak genuinely to express our shared thoughts and questions, expressing in song why a particular poet's work may mirror our own tragedies and triumphs.

Songlist: The Warm Deeps of the Sky, The Gift, Amor mundi, Song, Any Woman, Daisy Time, Life and Art, Myriad Flowers of Spring, Sunset

Voicing: Soprano

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Jonathan Harvey : Songs and Haiku

Review: Two haiku (the first for piano alone---the only piece here to have been published before---the latter by Basho) bookend three love songs dedicated to Harvey's wife, Rosa. The grouping of the pieces into an eight-minute cycle was the composer's own idea, and it mixes Eastern and Western poets in a totally characteristic manner. Both Tagore and e. e. cummings are represented, poets who are featured in some of Harvey's finest works (Song Offerings and Forms of Emptiness, respectively), and a third song sets Tennyson's "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal."

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Lynn Eustis : Finding Middle Ground Music for Young Sopranos

Review: Defining a singer's voice type is one of the most difficult and important challenges facing today's voice instructor. This volume provides ten worthy selections appropriate for young sopranos and mezzo-sopranos that fall between these voice types, which are perfect for helping to discover a singer's eventual vocal classification. Historical information, range, teaching tips, and translations of the foreign-language pieces expertly guide the teacher and student through each piece. Lynn Eustis, soprano, is associate professor of voice at the University of North Texas and appears regularly as a soloist with numerous professional organizations. She earned a doctor of music in opera from Florida State University, a master of music in opera from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a bachelor of music in voice from Bucknell University.

Songlist: lascia ch'io pianga, Sailor's Song, The Fatal Hour, Abendstern, Warum willst du And're fragen?, Anzoleta avanti la regata, Le papillon et la fleur, Hai Luli!, In the Highlands, The Stranger Man

Voicing: Soprano children

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Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - High Voice

Review: This wonderful collection brings together seven well-loved carols, all newly arranged by Mack Wilberg for high voice and piano. Featuring a range of Christmas texts, including 'Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella', 'Deck the hall', and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', it also offers two carols with alternative, original foreign-language options (French and Catalan). With a delightful variety of musical styles and moods, this volume is perfect for recitals, services, and concerts at Christmas time.

Songlist: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Cold December's winds were stilled, Deck the Hall, In the bleak mid-winter, Sing lullaby!, The Twelve Days of Christmas, What child is this?

Voicing: High
Style: Choral

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Maria Callas : Voices of the Opera Series

Review: Maria Callas was a New York-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique with great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini; further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.These two collections feature celebrated arias as interpreted by Maria Callas, arguably the most influential singer of the recorded era. In addition to a brief biography of Callas, each selection, in standard voice and piano format, is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Callas employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students, these two books are also indispensible items for the libraries of all opera enthusiasts.

Songlist: Ah fors'? lui che l'anima, Ah! non credea mirarti, Ardon gl'incensi, Casta Diva, La luce langue, Merc?, dilette amiche, Suicidio!.., Vissi d'arte

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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5307b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo || Soprano Voices | Voices of the Opera Series


Marilyn Horne : Voices of the Opera Series

Review: Marilyn Horne (b. January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. She began her career as a light lyric soprano; however, as the years progressed, the voice settled and matured into a mezzo-soprano instrument with a full and rich timbre equipped with extreme flexibility and great size. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. This collection features celebrated arias as interpreted by the great Marilyn Horne. In addition to a brief biography, each selection, in standard voice and piano format, is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Horne employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students.

Songlist: Belt? crudele (Rossini), Cruda sorte! Amor tirrano! from L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI (Rossini), Oh Patria! - Di tanti palpiti from TANCREDI (Rossini), Il risentimento (Rossini), Il trovatore (Rossini), L'invito (Rossini), Mura felici from LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini), Una voce poco fa from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5305b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo || Opera Singers | Voices of the Opera Series


Mathilde Marchesi : The Marchesi Vocal Method

Review: This very complete guide to Marchesi's style of vocal training has everything from a written guide for students, to a wealth of different exercises, each with instructions on vowel use and mouth placement. This method has been in use now for almost 100 years and has been of great use to singers of all styles. A tried a true means to get the most out of your voice.

Songlist: Practical Guide for Students, Exercises for Blending the Registers, Chromatic Scale, Minor Scales, Exercises for Flexibility, Varied Scales, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggi, Messa de Voce (Swelled Tones), The Appoggiature, The Turn, The Trill, Trills Separated by a Third, Development of the Exercises in the Form of Vocalises

Style: Classical

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6478b | Songbook | $17.95 | Solo || Opera Singers


Nicola Vaccai : Practical Method of Italian Singing for High Soprano

Review: Learning to sing means beginning an artistic journey full of rich and unexpected experiences. human voices touch hearts in every nation and yet the best singing has qualities that Italy originated and taught the world to admire. Singing can approach a quality of timeless beauty, yet songs preserve for us the feelings of particular times, whether recent or long ago. Singing gives both the singer and the listener a sensation of freedom and heartfelt expression. Vaccai's masterly Method won increasing popularity with time, and was eventually used in conservatories all over the world. Even today it is often used by singing teachers, who consider it a collection of attractive Ariettas, each serving a particular funtion. And it is quite easy material, perfect for the beginning student. This method book is tailored towards High Soprano voices.

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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6499b | Songbook | $7.95 | Solo || Soprano Voices | Nicola Vaccai


Nicola Vaccai : Practical Method of Italian Singing for Soprano or Tenor

Review: Learning to sing means beginning an artistic journey full of rich and unexpected experiences. human voices touch hearts in every nation and yet the best singing has qualities that Italy originated and taught the world to admire. Singing can approach a quality of timeless beauty, yet songs preserve for us the feelings of particular times, whether recent or long ago. Singing gives both the singer and the listener a sensation of freedom and heartfelt expression. Vaccai's masterly Method won increasing popularity with time, and was eventually used in conservatories all over the world. Even today it is often used by singing teachers, who consider it a collection of attractive Ariettas, each serving a particular funtion. And it is quite easy material, perfect for the beginning student. This method book is tailored towards Soprano and Tenor voices.

Voicing: Soprano Tenor

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Patrick Liebergen : Favorite Wedding Classics for Solo Singers (Medium High Voice)

Review: Favorite Wedding Classics for Solo Singers features arrangements of nine beloved masterworks representing a wide variety of eras and styles, and some of history's best-loved composers. This inspired collection includes solo arrangements of popular favorites not found previously in other wedding collections. It offers information about each composer and his work, as well as foreign language pronunciation guides. Four songs include optional trumpet or flute obbligato (parts included). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings.

Songlist: Joyful- Joyful- We Adore Thee, Pachelbel's Canon of Peace, Holy- Holy- Holy, Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod), O Perfect Love, Jesu- Joy of Man's Desiring, Ave Maria (Schubert), Sing Alleluia, The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Style: Classical

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Richard Walters : The G. Schirmer Collection of American Art Song Ð 50 Songs by 29 Composers Low Voice

Review: This comprehensive collection is the best one-volume source available on the topic, with a mix of familiar recital standards and intriguing material awaiting discovery. Includes composers from c. 1900 into the 21st century. Some songs make their first published appearance in American Art Song: Gian Carlo Menotti's moving "The Old Man's Song," Michael Tilson Thomas' inspired "Grace," dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Jay Kernis' "A Good Boy," as well a boogie-woogie art song by the editor, "Blue Monday." The same songs appear in High Voice and Medium/Low Voice.

Songlist: The Swing, Orpheus With His Lute, A Slumber Song Of The Madonna, Night Wanderers, Strings In The Earth And Air, Meet Doctor Livermore, Love Song, The Spring And The Fall, Evening, Amor, Serenity, Grace, The Breath Of A Rose, Review, The Cloak, The Boat, And The Shoes, Forever Young, The Monk And His Cat, The Bustle In A House, Farewell To The House In Bonac, Fort Tryon Park: September, Song To The Witch Of The Cloisters, Breakfast Song, Odor, Do Not Go, My Love, Animal Passion, Once Upon A Universe, A Good Boy, Debts, I Love The Dark Hours Of My Being, The Old Man's Song, and more

Voicing: Low
Style: Classical

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7886b | Songbook | $25.95 | Solo || Classical Songbooks of Art Songs


Richard Walters (Editor) : The Vocal Library - The Christmas Collection: High Voice

Review: his beautiful new volume in The Vocal Library is a large resource for classical singers of 53 songs for holiday services and events, designed for a lifetime of use. Contents include 26 Art Songs/Traditional Songs by composers such as Dello Joio, Bach, Debussy, Wolf, Niles, and including classics such as "Gesu Bambino," "O Holy Night," and "The Virgin's Slumber Song." This section also includes the complete song cycle Weihnachtslieder by Peter Cornelius. The 19 Christmas carols include 5 Alfred Burt carols, arrangements by John Jacob Niles and Harry T. Burleigh, and 14 arrangements by Richard Walters.

Songlist: The Birthday of a King, Bright Star, Caroling, Caroling, A Christmas Carol, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Deck the Hall, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Epiphanias, Ermuntre Dich, Mein Schwacher Geist, The First Noel, Gesu Bambino, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, The Holly and the Ivy, Holy Infant's Lullaby, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships, I Stand Here at the Cradleside, I Wonder as I Wander, I'll Be Home For Christmas, In the Bleak Midwinter, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Jesus Of Nazareth, Les Anges Dans nos Campagnes, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Noel Des Enfants Qui N'ont Plus De Maisons, Nun Wandre, Maria, O Hearken Ye, and more

Voicing: High
Style: Classical

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5141b | Songbook | $31.95 | Solo || Christmas Songbooks for Solo Voice | Vocal Library Series

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