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Steal Me, Sweet Thief (from The Old Maid and the Thief)

By Gian Carlo Menotti

Soprano voice solo and keyboard accompaniment
Composed by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-). Masterworks; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles; Song - Secular. Belwin Edition. 20th Century, Italian and Opera. Single piece. 8 pages. Belwin Music #00-FCS01703. Published by Belwin Music (AP.FCS01703).

Item Number: AP.FCS01703

9x12 inches. English.

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  • 5

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  • February 26, 2009 Wonderful "learning " aria for the advanced

    This aria is a great addition for those looking to expand their repertoire past the traditional artsongs/arias but maybe aren't ready for the "heavy" stuff....

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  • April 09, 2008 Beautiful, demanding solo piece

    This is one of Menotti's best solo pieces because it is lyrical and singable, without being completely atonal. It's lyrics, though very poignant, are still easy to memorize. Though this piece sounds lovely and perhaps even easy, it is by no means easy to actually perform well. It...

    challenges a singer's ability to emote without over singing as well as to hear complicated intervals and sing them accurately. Singers must focus on the English diction on high notes, and practice extending the upper range without jarring force, but rather lightly and easily. This piece is truly an impressive and demanding aria for a serious soprano.

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