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Gateway to French MÃ©lodies (High Voice). Edited by John Glenn Paton. For Voice (High voice (Medium-High)). Book; Masterworks; Vocal Collection. Gateway Series. Masterwork. 240 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36533).
ISBN 0739074148. Masterwork.
Gateway to French MÃ©lodies leads us into a fragrant garden of poetry and music that is both passionate and refined. Each song brings to life one of the great themes of French artâ€“ love, nature, the purpose of life--with sensuous beauty, beguiling grace, and often with humor.
Understanding what you sing is the basic concept of the Gateway series. Each lyric is translated, both word-by-word and in readable English. The singer can learn the song with confidence, as obscure points of phonetics, grammar and interpretation are made clear. The cultural context of each song is illuminated, along with its place in the life and works of the composer. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
Many of the marvelous songs found here been out of print for more than a century and a few are published here for the very first time. The songs include:
"Plaisir dâ€™amour," the quintessential song of bittersweet love, edited from the composerâ€™s original 1784 edition
Seven works by women composers, including two sisters who were divas of Romantic opera, Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot
Works of French operatic masters such as Gounod, Saint-SaÃ«ns, Bizet, and Massene t
Six songs by Gabriel FaurÃ© and four by Claude Debussy
Two duets from contrasting historical periods
Piano accompaniments are heard on the companion CD, beautifully played by Joan Thompson and expertly engineered by Grammy Award winner Matthew Snyder.
French Publications; Recorded Acc. Available.
- Plaisir d'amour (Florian) Composed by Jean Paul Egide Martini
- Romance d'Arabelle (Millevoye) Composed by Pierre Garat
- La jalousie (anonymous) Composed by Pauline Duchambge
- Puisqu'ici-bas tout ame (Hugo) Composed by Louis Niedermeyer
- L'Andalouse (Musset) Composed by Hippolyte Monpou
- Duet: Belle, viens a moi (Desbordes-Valmore) Composed by Maria Malibran
- Tristesse de l'odalisque (Gautier) Composed by Felicien David
- Chanson de patre (Augier) Composed by Charles Francois Gounod
- Serenade (Hugo) Composed by Charles Francois Gounod
- Le doux sommeil (Ronsard) Composed by Theodore Gouvy
- L'ombre et le jour (Turquety) Composed by Pauline Viardot
- Bonjour, mon coeur (Ronsard) Composed by Pauline Viardot
- Au jardin de mon pere (anonymous) Composed by Pauline Viardot
- Berceuse (Bordese) Composed by Pauline Viardot
- Dieu qui sourit (Hugo) Composed by Edouard Lalo
- Oh, quand je dors (Hugo) Composed by Edouard Lalo
- Clair de lune (Mendes) Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
- Pourquoi rester seulette (Croze) Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
- Sonnet (Ronsard) Composed by Georges Bizet
- Sonnet melancolique (Silvestre) Composed by Alexis De Castillon,Alexis De Castillon
- Lied (Mendes) Composed by Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier
- Souvenir de Venise (Musset) Composed by Jules Massenet
- Ouvre tes yeux bleus (Robiquet) Composed by Jules Massenet
- Le voyage (Florian) Composed by Emile Paladilhe
- Puisque j'ai mis ma levre (Hugo) Composed by Gabriel Faure
- Les berceaux (Prudhomme ) Composed by Gabriel Faure
- Le secret (Silvestre) Composed by Gabriel Faure
- Aurore (Silvestre) Composed by Gabriel Faure
- Nocturne (Villiers) Composed by Gabriel Faure
- En priere (Bordese) Composed by Gabriel Faure
- Extase (Lahor) Composed by Henri Duparc
- Le manoir de Rosemonde (Bonnieres) Composed by Henri Duparc
- Duet: La nuit (Banville) Composed by Ernest Chausson
- Romance (Bourget) Composed by Claude Debussy
- Il pleure dans mon coeur (Verlaine) Composed by Claude Debussy
- En sourdine (Verlaine) Composed by Claude Debussy
- Clair de lune (Verlaine) Composed by Claude Debussy
- Que me font ces vallons (Lamartine) Composed by Erik Satie
- Quand reverrai-je, helas! (Bellay) Composed by Andre Caplet
- En regardant ces belles fleurs (d'Orleans) Composed by Andre Caplet
- Colombine (Verlaine) Composed by Poldowski
Gateway to French MÃ©lodies
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