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Classical Contest Solos - Soprano

With companion recordings online

By Various

Piano, Vocal
With companion recordings online. Composed by Various. Vocal Collection. Softcover Audio Online. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740073).

Item Number: HL.740073

ISBN 0793577985. 9x12 inches.

This outstanding series is an encouragement to beginning singers in preparing a vocal solo. Songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type after consulting many official state contest repertoire lists. All the songs, for instance, are on the Texas list. The series will be useful to any novice singer, not just limited to those preparing an actual contest solo. Each volume contains 10 songs: 5 art songs in English, an African-American spiritual, 2 songs in Italian, a song in German and a song in Spanish. There are new editions and engravings of all songs. Biographical information is included on each composer. Interpretive suggestions are given for each song, and the preface on “Learning a Song” is especially instructive. Companion recordings include beautiful performances of all the songs by a professional singer, and excellent accompaniments by pianist Laura Ward. Also included on the recordings are pronunciation guides in Italian, German and Spanish.

Soprano Book Contents: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel • Do Not Go, My Love • El tra la la y el punteado • I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly • It Was a Lover and His Lass • Lachen und Weinen • Nel cor più non mi sento • Se tu m'ami • Solveig's Song • 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer.

  • Lachen und Weinen (Laughing and Crying) (Schubert) 
  • Se tu m'ami 
  • I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly 
  • Do Not Go, My Love 
  • Et tra la la y el punteado (Granados) 
  • It Was A Lover And His Lass 
  • 'Tis The Last Rose Of Summer 
  • Nel cor piu non mi sento 
  • Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? 
  • Solveig's Song 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 04, 2006 Wonderful introduction for young singers

    A wonderful book with all the tools for young singers that intend a serious training. The pronunciation tracks, the minus-one accompaniments and the final version give a well rounded guide for the student to obtain the best results in their studies.

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  • 4

    Austin, Tx
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 13, 2003 Get your feet wet

    This book is filled with some good songs to start with for the not-so-experienced singer. It requires, I think, a little afore knowledge of singing, but nothing too fancy.

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