Piano, Vocal - Difficulty: medium
Voice and Piano. Composed by William Bolcom. Vocal Collection. Ragtime. Songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics. 64 pages. Published by Edward B. Marks Music (HL.8273).
Item Number: HL.8273
ISBN 0793520789. 9x12 inches.
This is a collection of 12 songs primarily for the classical singer to perform in recital with piano accompaniment. The songs are in a medium voice range, and could probably be performed by any voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, etc.), although mezzo-sopranos will find them most suitable. The music has quite a theatrical flair, although it is in a contemporary classical style. Distinctive repertoire with a twist. Arnold Weinstein's texts are as pithy as Bolcom's settings of them.