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Art Song in English - 50 Songs by 20 American and British Composers

High Voice

High Voice. Edited by Carol Kimball. Boosey & Hawkes Voice. Classical. Softcover. 192 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051933853. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019047).

Item Number: HL.48019047

ISBN 142341831X. 9x12 inches.

A wonderful, substantial sampling of art song in the English language, featuring composers from both sides of the Atlantic. Includes many first-time transpositions, as the song list is the same for the High Voice and Low Voice editions.

  • My Life's Delight (Quilter) 
  • Weep you no more (Quilter) 
  • Waterbird (Hundley) 
  • Spring Sorrow (Ireland) 
  • Sleep (Gurney) 
  • Money, O! (Head) 
  • Bright is the ring of words (Vaughan Williams) 
  • Dirge (Argento) 
  • Spring (Argento) 
  • Spring is like a perhaps hand (Argento) 
  • when faces called flowers float out of the ground (Argento) 
  • In the Public Gardens (Beeson) 
  • Indiana Homecoming (Beeson) 
  • Civet a Toute Vitesse (Rabbit at Top Speed) (Bernstein) 
  • Greeting (Bernstein) 
  • I hate music! (Bernstein) 
  • Jupiter has seven moons (Bernstein) 
  • Love went a-riding (Bridge) 
  • At the mid hour of night (Britten) 
  • If it's ever spring again (Britten) 
  • Nocturne (Britten) 
  • The Salley Gardens (Britten) 
  • Sephestia's Lullaby (Britten) 
  • These, My Ophelia (Chanler) 
  • Down by the salley gardens (Clarke) 
  • The Seal Man (Clarke) 
  • Heart, we will forget him (Copland) 
  • The Little Horses (Copland) 
  • Poet's Song (Copland) 
  • Why do they shut me out of Heaven? (Copland) 
  • Acrostic Song (Del Tredici) 
  • Central Park at Dusk (Duke) 
  • There will be stars (Duke) 
  • Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Finzi) 
  • It was a lover and his lass (Finzi) 
  • Oh fair to see (Finzi) 
  • Rain (Floyd) 
  • Where Go the Boats? (Floyd) 
  • The Astronomers (Hundley) 
  • Sweet Suffolk Owl (Hundley) 
  • How should I your true love know? (Quilter) 
  • Alleluia (Rorem) 
  • Ferry me across the water (Rorem) 
  • Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Foster/Rorem) 
  • Love (Rorem) 
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Rorem) 
  • The lads in their hundreds (Somervell) 
  • Take, O take those lips away (Warlock) 
  • Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams) 
  • At the River (Copland) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

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  • 2011-08-10 00:00:00.0 good songs but low keys for a high voice

    Originally bought this for Gurney's sleep, but found it was in a lowered key, which makes it pretty much useless for a high voice. Most of the songs are reasonably low in the voice, more in the mid-range, though the songs themselves are a good selection.

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    Ben Caston
    Mount Vernon, GA
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  • 2007-03-22 00:00:00.0 a satisfied customer

    I assigned Ned Rorem's "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" to a tenor but I could not find a high version of the song anywhere until the collection ART SONG IN ENGLISH became available. I ordered it and recieved it within a few days. I love the collection and...

    I look forward to using in my college voice studio for years to come. I teach voice at a small Baptist college in Georgia.

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