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G. Schirmer American Aria Anthology


Soprano. Edited by Richard Walters. Collection. Vocal Collection. Classical, Opera. 280 pages. G. Schirmer #50484955. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50484623).

Item Number: HL.50484623

ISBN 9780634044748. 9x12 inches. Compiled and edited by Richard Walters.

This landmark series collects compelling, useful, singer-friendly arias from a distinctly American opera tradition. Each volume includes information about every opera and an aria plot note. A majority of the music in the four volumes has never before been available outside of the opera vocal scores, and some arias in the series have never been in print at all before now. Most arias are appropriate for college-level singers. Composers such as Samuel Barber, William Bolcom, Douglas Moore, Virgil Thomson and Gian Carlo Menotti are well represented.

Contents: THE CONSUL: The Foreign Woman's Aria, To this we've come • THE HERO: My sleeping beauty • THE LABYRINTH: The Bride's Song • THE MEDIUM: The Black Swan, Monica's Waltz • THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF: Steal me, sweet thief • THE SAINT OF BLEECKER STREET: Oh, Sweet Jesus, Be good to her • THE TELEPHONE: Hello! Oh, Margaret, it's you • THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE: Willow Song, Dearest Mama, The Silver Aria, Always through the changing • GALLANTRY: Now, Doctor Gregg, you have gone too far (Lola's Aria) • SIMON BOLIVAR: Al norte (To the North!) • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: I want magic!, Sea Air • THE MIGHTY CASEY: Kiss Me Not Goodbye, A Prayer • SWEENEY TODD: Green finch and linnet bird • TEA: Loved One, Beloved • STREET SCENE: Somehow I never could believe, What good would the moon be.

  • Music Music Music 
  • A View From The Bridge 
  • Somehow I Never Could Believe 
  • Willow Song 
  • Birdie's Aria 
  • The Black Swan 
  • Oh, Sweet Jesus 
  • Dearest Mama 
  • Fair Robin I Love 
  • Green Finch And Linnet Bird 
  • Monica's Waltz 
  • The Silver Aria 
  • What Good Would The Moon Be? 
  • To This We've Come 
  • Give Me Some Music (Barber) 
  • Lola's Aria (Moore) 
  • Who Is There To Love Me?-Barber 
  • The Bride's Song 
  • Kiss Me Not Goodbye (Schuman) 
  • Father, I Beg You (Mechem) 
  • Do Not Utter A Word (Barber) 
  • Always Through The Changing 
  • Hello! Oh, Margaret, It's You 

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  • 5

    Nathalya Walkure
    Chicoutimi, Qc, Canada
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  • 2008-05-23 00:00:00.0 American Aria Anthology

    A great book! They have all the great American arias, except the ones from Susannah (Floyd)... A must!

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  • 4

    Boston, MA
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  • 2008-01-28 00:00:00.0 Great compilation

    This is a great group of American Arias. The only downside is that Schirmer didn't include Floyd's Susannah (copyright issues?) so if you're looking for those arias, you need to pick up Phillip Brunelle's collection. Also missing Anne Truelove's aria from Rake's Progress.

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  • 5

    Belgrade, Serbia
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  • 2007-01-21 00:00:00.0 A true revelation!!!

    When i first got this fantastic book I didn't even know how much beautiful music it contains. Living in Serbia, I've never heard on stage some American opera, but as I student I'll certenly try that people trough my performance become aware of new trends in world...

    music and the best way to do this is to sing some of those sparkling soprano airs from Schirmer's Anthology. Beautiful and smart selection form all sopranos in the world!

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