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The ABRSM Songbook, Book 1

Selected pieces and traditional songs in five volumes

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Voice, piano - Grade 1
Selected pieces and traditional songs in five volumes. Collection, Voice & Piano Albums. ABRSM Songbooks (ABRSM). Songbook and play along CD. 56 pages. Published by ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) (A3.9781860965975).

Item Number: A3.9781860965975

ISBN 9781860965975. 9 x 12 inches.

The grading of difficulty is well done.... This series is a rich source of songs for teachers and students, whether or not they are working in the music exam system of the Royal Schools of Music.--Journal of Singing (May/June 2010)

The five-volume ABRSM Songbook series features over 100 songs, drawn from the comprehensive Associated Board's singing syllabus. These albums provide pieces from the Renaissance to the 20th century, many of them newly edited by Michael Pilkington. Numerous folk-songs, either in new arrangements by Carol Barratt or their classic versions, and a selection of traditional songs collected from around the world, complete this series. Includes a CD of piano accompaniments to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings of the texts to every song, performed by native speakers.

  • Introduction 
  • -Biographies 

  • Art Songs 
  • -Compilers' notes 
  • -Notes on the editorial approach 
  • -Notes on the art songs 
  • A dream is a wish your heart make, from Cinderellas  Performed by Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
  • Aupres de ma blonde (So near to my blond girl)  Performed by French Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Cuckoo  Performed by Martin Shaw
  • Die Nachtigall (The Nightingale, No. 2 from Volks-Kinderlieder)  Performed by German Traditional, Arr. Johannes Brahms
  • Dona, dona  Performed by Sholom Secunda, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Good morrow to you, springtime!  Performed by Hugh S. Roberton
  • Grandfather Clock  Performed by Thomas Dunhill
  • Home on the Range  Performed by American Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • La Cucaracha  Performed by Mexican Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Noel nouvelet (Sing now Christ is born)  Performed by French Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Omens of Spring (No. 2 from Omens of Spring)  Performed by W. H. Anderson
  • Quem pastores laudavere (He Whom Shepherds Laude with Praises) from Cantional  Performed by Johann Hermann Schein
  • Song of the Boats (No. 2 from Ten Ponder and William Songs)  Performed by Betty Roe
  • The Crocodile   Performed by Peter Jenkyns
  • The Miller of Dee  Performed by English Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • The Spinning Wheel  Performed by Irish Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Walking in the Air (Theme from The Snowman)  Performed by Howard Blake
  • Where is love? (From Oliver!)  Performed by Lionel Bart

  • Traditional Songs 
  • -Compilers' note 
  • Aija, zuzu (Go to sleep my little bear)  Performed by Latvia
  • Igama la Bantwana (Children's song: Lullaby)  Performed by South Africa (Zulu)
  • Jinkli Nona (Sinhalese girl)  Performed by Malacca, Malaysia
  • Maple Sweet  Performed by Vermont, USA
  • Mick Miles  Performed by Sussex, England
  • Mr Colburn  Performed by St Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • Sing Ivy  Performed by Sussex, England
  • Spinn, spinn (Spin, spin)  Performed by Germany
  • Sus in poarta raiului (At the gates of Paradise)  Performed by Romania
  • Un jour sur le pont de Treguier (One day upon the bridge in town)  Performed by Brittany, France
  • When the spring comes in  Performed by Sussex, England
  • Xiao Baicai (Little Cabbage-face)  Performed by Hebei Province, China
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