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Finding Middle Ground

Music for Young Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos

By Lynn Eustis

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Music for Young Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos. Composed by Lynn Eustis. Instructional. 80 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-6957).

Item Number: GI.G-6957

ISBN 1579996116.

Defining a singer's voice type is one of the most difficult and important challenges facing today's voice instructor. This volume provides ten worthy selections appropriate for young sopranos and mezzo-sopranos that fall between these voice types, which are perfect for helping to discover a singer's eventual vocal classification. Historical information, range, teaching tips, and translations of the foreign-language pieces expertly guide the teacher and student through each piece.

Lynn Eustis, soprano, is associate professor of voice at the University of North Texas and appears regularly as a soloist with numerous professional organizations. She earned a doctor of music in opera from Florida State University, a master of music in opera from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a bachelor of music in voice from Bucknell University.

Contents: Introduction - George Frideric Handel: "Lascia ch'io pianga"- Joseph Haydn: "Sailor's Song"- Henry Purcell: "The Fatal Hour" - Franz Schubert: "Abendstern"- Clara Schumann: "Warum willst du And're fragen?" - Gioachino Rossini: "Anzoleta avanti la regata"- Gabriel Faure: "Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1, No. 1"- Pauline Viardot: "Hai luli!" - Graham Peel: "In the Highlands"- George Whitefield Chadwick: "The Stranger-Man" - Appendix A: Additional Repertoire for Investigation - Appendix B: Relevant Books - Appendix C: Discography.

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