The Oratorio Anthology - Alto/Mezzo-Soprano (The Vocal Library Mezzo-Soprano/Alto). Edited by Richard Walters. For Piano, Vocal (Mezzo-Soprano). The Vocal Library. Baroque and Classical Period. Difficulty: medium-difficult to difficult. Collection. Vocal melody, lyrics, translations, piano accompaniment and introductory text. 228 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.747059).
ISBN 0793525063. With vocal melody, lyrics, translations, piano accompaniment and introductory text. Baroque and Classical Period. 8.5x11 inches.
This is the most serious and useful collection yet published of solo arias from oratorios, masses and cantatas. The literature is confined to work by major composers, and by-passes the dated oratorio literature found in previous collections. The most famous music is here, and so is interesting and less famous music by masters. There are new music engravings for each aria, and extensive historical notes and translations. Solo instrumental obbligato parts, which can be cut from the book, are included on appropriate selections.