The Vocal Library Low Voice. Arranged by Richard Walters. Vocal Collection. Softcover Audio Online. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740222).
Item Number: HL.740222
ISBN 0634060295. 9x12 inches.
Here are twelve songs, in two keys, that can serve as an introduction to art songs in Spanish for a voice student. International Phonetic Alphabet is included for each song text, as are translations for study. Laura Ward has recorded wonderful, informed piano accompaniments on the companion recordings. Before the accompaniment, an excellently instructive pronunciation lesson, recorded by a native Spanish speaker (a university Spanish professor) is heard. The songs are by Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados and Fernando Obradors, with an additional two Mexican folksong arrangements. A beautiful Velasquez painting is seen on the cover. The audio accompaniments are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.