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The ABRSM Songbook, Book 4

Selected pieces and traditional songs in five volumes

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Voice, piano - Grade 4
Selected pieces and traditional songs in five volumes. Collection, Voice & Piano Albums. ABRSM Songbooks (ABRSM). Songbook and play along CD. 80 pages. Published by ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) (A3.9781860966002).

Item Number: A3.9781860966002

ISBN 9781860966002. 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' note 
  • -Notes on the editorial approach 
  • -Notes on the art songs 
  • A Cradle Song   Performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • A New Year Carol (No. 5 from Friday Afternoons, Op. 7)  Performed by Benjamin Britten
  • A Smuggler's Song  Performed by Christopher Le Fleming
  • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind  Performed by Thomas Augustine Arne
  • Clock-a-clay (No. 4 from The Insect World)  Performed by Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Consider yourself (from Oliver!)  Performed by Lionel Bart
  • Die Waise (The Orphan), No. 14 from Lieder-album fur die Jugend, Op. 79  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • Down By The Salley Gardens  Performed by Air: The Maids Of Mourne Shore, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Fy nghalon (My Heart)  Performed by Welsh Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • I Feel Pretty (From West Side Story)  Performed by Leonard Bernstein
  • Long ago and far away (from Cover Girl)  Performed by Jerome Kern
  • Long Time Ago (No. 3 from Old American Songs, Set I)  Performed by Anonymous, Arr. Copland
  • Love quickly is pall'd (from Timon of Athens, Z. 632)  Performed by Henry Purcell
  • Med en Primula veris (The First Primrose), No. 4 from Fem digte, Op. 26  Performed by Edvard Grieg
  • O cessate di piagarmi from Il Pompeo (Cease, oh cease from cruel wounding)  Performed by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story)  Performed by Leonard Bernstein
  • Seligkeit (Heavenly Bliss), D. 433)  Performed by Franz Schubert
  • She's Like The Swallow  Performed by Traditional Newfoundland, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Shiny (No. 2 from Two Songs from The Wandering Moon)  Performed by Cecil Cope
  • Silent Worship (or 'Non lo diro ocol labbro' from Tolomeo, HWV 25)  Performed by George Frideric Handel, Arr. Somervell
  • Since first I saw your face  Performed by Thomas Ford
  • The Dormouse's Carol  Performed by Elizabeth Poston
  • The Woodcutter's Song (No. 6 from Seven Songs from The Pilgrim's Progress)  Performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • When Daisies Pied  Performed by Thomas Augustine Arne

  • Traditional Songs 
  • A mi hazunk eleje (From my window)  Performed by Hungary
  • Black Is The Colour  Performed by USA
  • Bunclody  Performed by John Ireland
  • El galan incognito (The Incognito Gallant)  Performed by Spain/Latin America
  • Greenland Whale Fishery  Performed by Devon, England
  • Mak Inang (The Inang Dance)  Performed by Malaysia
  • Mengjiang nu (Ballad of Meng Jiang Nu)  Performed by Jiangsu Province, China
  • The Cage  Performed by Lancashire, England
  • The Donside Emigrant's Farewell  Performed by Corgarff, Aberdeenshire
  • The Wings of a Gull  Performed by England
  • Tudora  Performed by Bulgaria
  • Y deryn pur (The Dove)  Performed by Wales
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