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Standard Vocal Literature - An Introduction to Repertoire


By Richard Walters

Mezzo-Soprano. Arranged by Richard Walters. Vocal Collection. Softcover Audio Online. 144 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740273).

Item Number: HL.740273

ISBN 0634078747. 9x12 inches.

This series of five book/online audio access packs is an introduction to art song in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each volume has a different song list, and includes 30 selections in appropriate keys. Beyond art song, each collection includes two carefully chosen opera arias, an oratorio aria, and an operetta aria by Gilbert & Sullivan. Each book includes a unique code for access to professionally-recorded pronunciation lessons and piano accompaniments.

  • Plaisir d'amour (Martini) 
  • Che faro senza Euridice? from ORFEO ED EURIDICE (Gluck) 
  • Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen (Mozart) 
  • Flow my tears (Dowland) 
  • Weep You No More, Sad Fountains (Dowland) 
  • When Daisies Pied (Arne) 
  • Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell) 
  • If Music Be The Food Of Love (Purcell) 
  • Ouvre ton coeur (Bizet) 
  • El pano moruno (de Falla) 
  • La maja dolorosa No. 1 (Granados) 
  • Fair House of Joy (Quilter) 
  • It was a lover and his lass (Quilter) 
  • Love's Philosophy (Quilter) 
  • Voi che sapete from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) 
  • Come again, sweet love (Dowland) 
  • Silent Noon (Vaughan Williams) 
  • Zueignung (Strauss) 
  • Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (Brahms) 
  • Qui sedes from GLORIA (A. Vivaldi) 
  • When Frederic Was a Little Lad from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Sullivan) 
  • Dolente immagine di Fille mia (Bellini) 
  • Cara e dolce (Scarlatti) 
  • Se nel ben sempre incostante (Stradella) 
  • An Die Nachtigall 
  • Clair de lune (G. Fauré) 
  • Der Tod und das Mädchen 
  • Mandoline (Fauré) 
  • When Frederic Was A Little Lad 
  • It Was A Lover And His Lass 
  • Love's Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1 
  • Fair House Of Joy 
  • Flow My Tears 
  • Zueignung 
  • An die Nachtigall 
  • Du Ring an meinem Finger (Schumann) 
  • O del mio amato ben (Donaudy) 
  • Che Faro Senza Euridice? (Orpheus And Eurydice) 
  • Du Ring an Meinem Finger 
  • Se Nel Ben Sempre Incostante 
  • Immer Leiser Wird Mein Schlummer 
  • Dolente Immagine Di Fille Mia 
  • O Del Mio Amato Ben 
  • Claire De Lune 
  • When Daisies Pied 
  • Weep You No More, Sad Fountains 
  • If Music Be The Food Of Love 
  • Voi, Che Sapete (The Marriage Of Figaro) 
  • Come Again, Sweet Love 
  • Ouvre Ton Coeur 
  • Als Luise Die Briefe Ihres Ungetreuen Liebhabers Verbrannte 
  • Nymphs And Shepherds 
  • Cara E Dolce 
  • Mandoline 
  • Plaisir D'Amour 
  • Der Tod Und Das Madchen 
  • La Maja Dolorosa II 
  • Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris 
  • El Pano Moruno 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • 2010-05-20 00:00:00.0 Accompaniment CD - Lousy

    Tempo is ridiculously fast. Rhythm not kept steady. Phrasing makes no sense. No provision for singer to take breaths. Pianist obviously has little or no experience actually accompanying, nor has he/she ever sung seriously.

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  • 4

    Shannon Alexis
    Atlanta, GA
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  • 2008-12-09 00:00:00.0 For a beginner it's a huge lesson but...

    I enjoy the clarity of the notes. I am currently just learning how to read sheet music vocally and for piano and this book is very helpful as I am getting comfortable with recognizing note keys and values. I also GREATLY appreciate the accompaniments on CD which include the pronunciations...

    of the languages the songs are in. I am only a beginner but moving on to intermediate smoothly. Thanks! Sincerely...

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  • 5

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  • 2008-11-09 00:00:00.0 Excellent Anthology with CD and Language Help

    A very satisfying collection of vocal music, for the high-school and early college level singer. The CD with language pronounciation and the accompaniments make it valuable for both teacher and student, to save time and allow the student to practice independently.

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  • 5

    San Antonio
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  • 2008-10-17 00:00:00.0 Pleased

    This book has a wide range of music of different composers, languages, and ranges. The songs progressively become more difficult, which is ideal for improvement.

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  • 5

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    Early intermediate
  • 2007-05-07 00:00:00.0 very useful/helpful!

    This book of singer's repertoire has been very helpful to me as I am trying to improve my singing skills!

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