Cabaret Songs - Volumes 1 And 2 (Voice and Piano). Composed by William Bolcom. For Piano, Vocal. Vocal Collection. Ragtime. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics. 64 pages. Published by Edward B. Marks Music (HL.8273).
ISBN 0793520789. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics. Ragtime. 9x12 inches.
This is a collection of 12 songs primarily for the classical singer to perform in recital with piano accompaniment. The songs are in a medium voice range, and could probably be performed by any voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, etc.), although mezzo-sopranos will find them most suitable. The music has quite a theatrical flair, although it is in a contemporary classical style. Distinctive repertoire with a twist. Arnold Weinstein's texts are as pithy as Bolcom's settings of them.