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The First Book of Soprano Solos (Book Only)

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Now with Book/CD packages available for all volumes!. Vocal Collection. Vocal Standards and Classical. Collection (softcover). With vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment and introductory text. 128 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481173).

Item Number: HL.50481173

ISBN 9780793503643. 9x12 inches. Featuring Laura Ward, pianist on the accompaniment CDs.

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.

  • Bel Piacere  Composed by George Frideric Handel, G Major
  • Bonne Nuit   Composed by Jules Massenet, Bb Major
  • El majo discreto  Composed by Enrique Granados, A Major
  • Et Tra La La Y El Punteado  Composed by Enrique Granados, A Major
  • Everywhere I Look  Composed by Molly Carew, F Major
  • The Green Dog  Composed by Herbert Kingsley, Eb Major
  • Have You Seen But A White Lily Grow?  Composed by Anonymous, F Major
  • Hear My Cry, O God  Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck, G Major
  • Heffle Cuckoo Fair   Composed by Martin Shaw, A Major
  • I Love All Graceful Things  Composed by Eric H. Thiman, Ab Major
  • Into The Night  Composed by Clara Edwards, G Major
  • The K'e   Composed by Celius Dougherty, A Minor
  • Let My Song Fill Your Heart  Composed by Ernest Charles, Db Major
  • Let Us Dance, Let Us Sing  Composed by Henry Purcell, G Major
  • Lied Der Mignon  Composed by Franz Schubert, G Minor
  • A Little China Figure  Composed by Franco Leoni, G Major
  • Little Elegy  Composed by John Duke, D Minor
  • Love Has Eyes   Composed by Sir Henry Bishop, Bb Major
  • Lullaby  Composed by Cyril Scott, F Major
  • The Mermaid's Song  Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, C Major
  • My Johann  Composed by Edvard Grieg, E Minor
  • Night Is Falling  Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, F Major
  • O Peace, Thou Fairest Child Of Heaven  Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne, G Minor
  • Oh, What A Beautiful City!  Composed by Edward Boatner, Bb Major
  • Piercing Eyes  Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, G Major
  • Rose Softly Blooming  Composed by Louis Spohr, A Major
  • Si Mes Vers Avaient Des Ailes  Composed by Reynaldo Hahn, E Major
  • Waldensamkeit  Composed by Max Reger, G Major
  • Water Parted From The Sea   Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne, F Major
  • When I Have Sung My Songs  Composed by Ernest Charles, F Major
  • The Beatitudes  Composed by Albert Hay Malotte, G Major
  • The Crucifixion  Composed by Samuel Barber, A Minor
  • Minnelied  Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn, A Major

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Bay Area
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 20, 2016 Excellent

    Nearly every one of my young soprano students spends time singing from this book. I have already gone through one copy, as I use it so much. There is varied repertoire, including several foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian), styles (baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary), lengths, tempos, tessituras, and so on...

    . I usually recommend that my students purchase the version with the CD; even though it's not perfectly predictable tempo-wise, it's great for those who don't have a keyboard or keyboardist at home.

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  • 5

    Louisville , Kentucky
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  • August 29, 2011 the first book of soprano solos (book only)

    I thought the book of soprano solos covered a wide of different titles from different composers. My daughter really liked it. I recommend this book to other aspiring singers. It was delivered in good shape in good condition.

    20 of 40 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Marian P.
    Little Rock, AR
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  • October 13, 2008 An essential for any musical library!

    This is my 2nd copy, that's how much I use it! A wonderful compendium of selections that are interesting and challenging. All of the Joan Boytim books are incredible sources of literature and should be a part of any singer/teacher library.

    26 of 53 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 21, 2007 lots of songs for your money

    this book gives you a lot for your money, some of the songs dont work well with the recording because the timing with some of the unmarked tempo changes are tough to follow, but overall it is a nice teaching tool

    26 of 51 people found this review helpful.
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