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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) 
  • Du Ring an Meinem Finger (Schumann) 
  • Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (Brahms) 
  • Qui sedes from GLORIA (A. Vivaldi) 
  • When Frederic Was a Little Lad from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Sullivan) 
  • O Del Mio Amato Ben (Donaudy) 
  • 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) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • May 20, 2010 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

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  • December 09, 2008 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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  • November 09, 2008 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

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  • October 17, 2008 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
  • May 07, 2007 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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