The French Song Anthology - Pronunciation Guide
International Phonetic Alphabet and Recorded Diction Lessons Book/3-CD Pack The Vocal Library. Edited by Richard Walters. Vocal Collection. Softcover with CD. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.451).
Item Number: HL.451
ISBN 1423413016. 9x12 inches.
with IPA and word for word translations and CDs of recorded diction lessons
This is a companion to The French Song Anthology, edited by Carol Kimball and Richard Walters, with 60 songs by 24 composers. The diction lessons were recorded by coach, conductor and diction specialist Pierre Vallet. The diction for each song is recorded twice: first recited as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and the mood, followed by a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. This experienced language coach adapts the “R” in French in the slow versions as recommended for classical singers. He is also very sensitive to liaisons between word sounds in the musical settings.
Other French Song Anthology publications:
00740162 High Voice, book $19.95
00000453 Accompaniments, High Voice, 2 CDs $16.95
00740163 Low Voice, book $19.95
00000454 Accompaniments, Low Voice, 2 CDs $16.95.