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Standard Vocal Literature – An Introduction to Repertoire
Soprano Sheet Music Book
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Soprano. Composed by Various. Arranged by Richard Walters. Hal Leonard Vocal Collection. Classical and Opera. Softcover Audio Online. 136 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740272).

Item Number: HL.740272

ISBN 9780634078736. 9x12 inches. Book/Audio edited by Richard Walters.

This series of 5 book/CD packs is an introduction to art song in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each volume has a different song list, and includes 30 selections in appropriate keys. Beyond art song, each collection includes two carefully chosen opera arias, an oratorio aria, and an operetta aria by Gilbert & Sullivan.

  • Vergebliches Standchen (Brahms) 
  • Wie Melodien zieht es mir (Brahms) 
  • Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert) 
  • Plaisir d'amour (Martini) 
  • The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze from The MIKADO (Sullivan) 
  • Das Veilchen (Mozart) 
  • Breit' uber mein Haupt (R. Strauss) 
  • Flow my tears (Dowland) 
  • If music be the food of love (First Version) (Purcell) 
  • Blow, blow thou winter wind (Arne) 
  • The Silver Swan (Gibbons) 
  • Si mes vers avaient des ailes (Hahn) 
  • El majo discreto (Granados) 
  • Del cabello mas sutil (Obradors) 
  • It was a lover and his lass (Quilter) 
  • Love's Philosophy (Quilter) 
  • Weep you no more (Quilter) 
  • Pie Jesu from REQUIEM (Faure) 
  • Chanson d'amour (Faure) 
  • O mio babbino caro from GIANNI SCHICCHI (Puccini) 
  • Where the bee sucks (Arne) 
  • Come again, sweet love (Dowland) 
  • Deh vieni, non tardar from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) 
  • I attempt from love's sickness (Purcell) 
  • Du bist die Ruh (Schubert) 
  • Apres un reve (Faure) 
  • Ridente la calma (W.A. Mozart) 
  • L'abbandono (Bellini) 
  • Intorno all'idol mio (Cesti) 
  • Come l'allodoletta (Donaudy) 

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  • 5

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  • October 07, 2011 Contents

    I think the series is good, but would have appreciated knowing the contents before I purchased the books.

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  • May 20, 2010 Accompaniment CD Disappointing

    Almost worthless because songs are played WAY too fast. Also, rhythm is not kept steady so it is very difficult to count. Ritardando and fermata seem to be at pianist's discretion rather than as indicated by composer or convention. Thirdly, phrasing does not make sense and, in places where...

    an obvious breath is indicated for the singer, no consideration is given. The pianist has obviously never been a singer.

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  • March 24, 2009 Most thoughtful and affordable anthology

    I teach beginning vocal majors and have purchased many music anthologies and books over the years. This continues to be my favorite anthology for my freshmen and sophomore students. It introduces them to well-known composers of various eras, showing their most beloved works, but remaining within a reasonable vocal...

    range. It's a vocal literature class in addition to a music anthology. The accompaniment cds are helpful to the student because for those who are not proficient at the piano, it allows them to select pieces based on their enjoyment of hearing the accompaniment. It allows them to be able to decide for themselves a piece they would like to perform rather than the teacher choosing everything, which in turn encourages the self-motivation necessary to the vocal major. My favorite anthology and at a very excellent price.

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  • October 28, 2007 accessible beginer literature

    These folk songs are ideal for the beginning vocalist. The arrangements are very interesting as well which makes these songs usable for performance!

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