55 Songs - Low Voice (Low Voice The Vocal Library). By Roger Quilter (1877-1953). Edited by Richard Walters. For Vocal (Low Voice). The Vocal Library. 20th Century. Difficulty: medium-difficult. Collection (sewn binding). Vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment and introductory text. 228 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740226).
ISBN 0634060090. With vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment and introductory text. 20th Century. 8.5x11 inches.
With a graceful gift for lyrical vocal writing, English composer Roger Quilter (1877-1953) created a rich body of art songs. Very few composers working in English have matched his achievement of a living body of beloved, relevant, literate repertoire. The strong melodies and natural phrasing make his compositions perfect literature for the progressing singer. There has never before this publication been a significant collection of Quilter. This new edition conveniently and economically collects 55 songs, all in clear, new music engravings and in two keys (with original keys noted). Many of the songs have never been published in transposition before this edition. This collection features a biography of the composer and notes on the songs.