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Songbooks for Mezzo-Soprano Voices

A mezzo-soprano (meaning "medium" or "middle" "soprano" in Italian) is a type of classical female singing voice whose range lies between the soprano and the contralto singing voices, usually extending from the A below middle C to the A two octaves above (i.e. A3-A5 in scientific pitch notation, where middle C = C4). In the lower and upper extremes, some mezzo-sopranos may extend down to the G below middle C (G3) and as high as "high C" (C6).[1] While mezzo-sopranos generally have a heavier, darker tone than sopranos, the mezzo-soprano voice resonates in a higher range than that of a contralto. The terms Dugazon and Galli-Marie are sometimes used to refer to light mezzo-sopranos, after the names of famous singers. A castrato with a vocal range equivalent to a mezzo-soprano's range is referred to as a mezzo-soprano castrato or mezzista. Today, however, only women should be referred to as mezzo-sopranos; men singing within the female range are called countertenors. In current operatic practice, female singers with very low tessituras are often included among mezzo-sopranos, because singers in both ranges are able to cover the other, and true operatic contraltos are very rare.

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Marilyn Horne : Voices of the Opera Series

Review: Marilyn Horne (b. January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. She began her career as a light lyric soprano; however, as the years progressed, the voice settled and matured into a mezzo-soprano instrument with a full and rich timbre equipped with extreme flexibility and great size. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. This collection features celebrated arias as interpreted by the great Marilyn Horne. In addition to a brief biography, each selection, in standard voice and piano format, is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Horne employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students.

Songlist: Belt? crudele (Rossini), Cruda sorte! Amor tirrano! from L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI (Rossini), Oh Patria! - Di tanti palpiti from TANCREDI (Rossini), Il risentimento (Rossini), Il trovatore (Rossini), L'invito (Rossini), Mura felici from LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini), Una voce poco fa from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5305b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


Michael Dansicker : 16-Bar Theatre Audition Belter (Mezzo-Soprano)

Review: Most large audition calls for musical theatre, both professionally and in larger school situations, specify that those auditioning bring in a "16 bar" excerpt. The professionals in musical theatre often complain that singers don't know how to construct an appropriate 16 bar audition, either in choosing a song or in editing an excerpt. With this new series, that problem is solved forever! Editor Michael Dansicker, a composer/producer/music director, is a seasoned musical theatre veteran, with 100 Broadway credits. He brings his expertise and broad knowledge of the literature to this series. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful, graceful and effective form. No more illegible scribblings for the poor audition accompanist! An enormous variety of literature is represented, from old standards to movie songs to the latest Broadway and Off-Broadway material. With 100 songs per volume, any singing actor, whatever his or her talents and strong suits, will have many choices. In the preface, the editor gives valuable pointers on the nature of a good audition and some factors in choosing songs.

Songlist: All Aboard For Broadway, Always True To You In My Fashion, And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin', Another Show, As Long As He Needs Me, At The Ballet, Before The Parade Passes By, Better, Broadway Baby, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, A Change In Me, Colors Of The Wind, Disneyland, Don't Rain On My Parade, Don't Tell Mama, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Flaming Agnes, God Help The Outcasts, Gotta Have Me Go With You, Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, Hit Me With A Hot Note, Holding Out For A Hero, Honey Bun, The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, How Can I Wait, How Did We Come To This?, How I Feel, Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here!, I (Who Have Nothing), I Ain't Down Yet, I Cain't Say No, I Dreamed A Dream, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I Know The Truth, I Love A Piano, I Want To Be Bad, I'm Beginning To See The Light, I'm Going Back, If He Walked Into My Life, If I Can't Have You, If I Were A Bell, If You Really Knew Me, It's A Perfect Relationship, It's My Party, It's Today, Jacob And Sons, Johnny One Note, Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now, Let Yourself Go, Let's Hear It For The Boy, and much more!

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Show Tunes

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5336b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


Richard Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Teen's Edition Mezzo-Soprano /Alto

Review: Songs especially suitable to teens have been carefully selected for this new volume in the series. Includes notes on the shows and songs.

Songlist: Castle On A Cloud, A Change In Me, Come To Your Senses, Day By Day, Defying Gravity, Disneyland, Freddy, My Love, Honey Bun, How Are Things In Glocca Morra, I Cain't Say No, I Can Hear The Bells, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I Know Things Now, I Learned From You, I Won't Say (I'm In Love), I'm Not That Girl, In My Own Little Corner, The Lamest Place In The World, Live Out Loud, Mama Who Bore Me, Memory, My New Philosophy, On My Own, Part Of Your World, Popular, Reflection, Shy, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, Someone Like You, Start Of Something New, Stepsisters' Lament, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, What I Did For Love, What I've Been Looking For, What It Means To Be A Friend

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Show Tunes

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1831b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


Various Composers : Singer's Library of Musical Theatre - Mezzo-Soprano / Alto

Review: Alfred's Singer's Library of Musical Theatre features a treasury of the finest musical theatre songs. Presented in their original keys and authentically transcribed from the original vocal scores, the songs were selected for each voice type with careful attention to the vocal range of the song, as well as the voice of the character from the original Broadway cast. Each volume includes a variety of shows, spanning every important decade of musical theatre. This authoritative series features historical and contextual commentary, audition tips, and 16-bar cut suggestions for each song, making it the most useful and relevant collection of its kind. This is the Mezzo Soprano / Alto Edition.

Songlist: And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin', Another Show, Anything Goes, Back to Before, Beauty and the Beast, By the Sea, C'est Magnifique, Change, Don't Rain on My Parade, Easy to Be Heard, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Goodbye, My Love, Hernando's Hideaway, Home, I Get a Kick Out of You, I Got Rhythm, I Just Want to Be a Star, I Love Paris, I Wish I Could Forget You, I'm Not at All In Love, Johnny One Note, Life Story, Miss Byrd, My Big Mistake, My Funny Valentine, No Time At All, People, Rose's Turn, Send In The Clowns, The Story Goes On, Sunday In The Park With George, Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets), When I Look at You, When You're Good to Mama, With You

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Show Tunes

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8596b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


Fay Kittelson and Richard Foster : Music for Mezzo Soprano

Review: The music on this record has been chosen from the very best solo literature for the voice. The selections are performed by the brilliant, experienced singers appearing in the New York area at the time these recordings were undertaken. Each Record contains the complete performance and the piano accompaniment. The accompaniments were recorded with the pianist listening to a playback of the complete performance. In this way, the tempo, phrasing, and subtle nuances of the soloist were re-created. A printed copy of the solo part with cues and rhythmic notation is enclosed with each record. In addition, a performance guide with comprehensive technical advice, personal insights, and musical illustrations is presented by the soloist. In essence, you receive a master-class with the soloist.

Songlist: Amarilli, mia bella, Esurientes implevit bonis (Magnificat), When I am laid in earth , Fussreise, Les Papillons, Adieu, Apres un Reve, At the Cry of the First Bird

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5097b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo |


G. Schirmer Opera Anthology : Diction Coach - Arias For Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Diction lessons on each aria in the series recorded by top language coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School plus International Phonetic Alphabet and word for word translations. With these book/CD packages that match the standard aria collections edited by Robert L. Larsen, any singer anywhere has access to the best diction coaching available at a very affordable price. Each aria is recorded twice. In the first version the coach recites the text as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and the mood. The second version is a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. These experienced language coaches adapt the "R" in German and French in the slow versions for singers. They also are very sensitive to liaisons between word sounds in the musical settings. The book includes International Phonetic Alphabet for each aria and word for word translations. The native speaking professional diction coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School are: Corradina Caporello for Italian, Pierre Vallet for French, Irene Spiegelman for German, Kathryn LaBouff for English, Yveta Synek Graff for Czech, and Gina Levinson for Russian. Companion to 50481098 Arias for Mezzo-Soprano.

Songlist: Acerba Volutta, Ah, Michele, Don't You Know, Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Augusta, How Can You, Chacun A Son Gout, Che Faro Senza Euridice?, Cruda Sorte..Gia So Per Pratica, En Vain, Pour Eviter, Faites-Lui Mes Aveux, Il Segreto Per Esser Felici, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE, Lullaby , Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix, Must The Winter Come So Soon?, Nobles Seigneurs, Salut, Non Piu Mesta, Non so pi cosa son from Le Nozze di Figaro, O Mio Fernando, Pres Des Remparts, Printemps Qui Commence, Que Fais-Tu, Blanche Tourterelle, Smanie implacabili from Cosi fan tutte, Stride La Vampa, Una Voce Poco Fa, Va Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Voce Di Donna, Voi Lo Sapete, Voi, Che Sapete, We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, When I Am Laid In Earth

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5053b | Songbook & CD | $18.99 | Solo |


Giocchino Rossini : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: With standard vocal/piano aria editions, plot notes and English translations, and with a CD of full performances and orchestral accompaniments.

Songlist: Una voce poco fa, Di tanti palpiti, Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!, Nacqui all'affanno, Non piu mesta, Amici, in ogni evento, Pensa alla patria, Mura felici, Elena! oh tu, che chiamo!

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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5524b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Giocchino Rossini


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Mezzo-Soprano / Alto

Review: This series was designed to supplement traditional vocal instruction and works perfectly as preparatory literature for The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos Part II. Each piece is in English and has a limited vocal range as well as a piano accompaniment that is playable by a student pianist. The pieces include art songs, folksongs, humorous songs, and suitable vintage popular songs and are all appropriate for contest solos. The accompanying CD includes professionally-recorded accompaniments.

Songlist: At Parting, Early One Morning , Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit , The First Primrose, Gently, Johnny, My Jingalo, If No One Ever Marries Me, It Was a Lover and His Lass, Last Night, Little Wild Rose , Long, Long Ago, The Lotus Flower , The Maiden's Wish, Mother, Oh Sing Me to Rest , Now Is the Month of Maying, Oh, Come Again, Beautiful Spring, Shepherd, Play a Little Air!, Sing Me to Sleep, Snowbells, That's an Irish Lullaby, There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea, Vienna, My City of Dreams, Who'll Buy My Lavender?, You Are Free

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5076b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Part II

Review: This series now has a new "Part II" for each voice type, at the same level as the original volumes. This is preparatory material for The First Book of Solos series, with modest ranges and all songs in English, including very easy art songs, folksong arrangements and vintage popular songs. The song selection is completely different for each voice type with 18-20 songs per volume.

Songlist: The Bonny LIghter Boy, Cradle Song, Go From my Window Go, Johnny has Gone for a Soldier, Just for This, Kiss Me Again, Little Boy Blue, Love's own Sweet Song, The Mission of a Rose, My Days Have Been so Wondrous Free, Philosophy, Second Hand Rose, Soft-footed Snow, Solder Sill You Marry Me?, Somewhere a Voice is Calling, Spring Sorrow, The Stranger-Man, A Swan, Twas in the Lovely Month of May

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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8523b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : Roses, Laughter & Lullabies

Review: A collection of 18 easy supplementary repertory songs, all in English.

Songlist: Birds in the Night, Cradle Song, The Forsaken Maid, Hymn to the Night, I Have Twelve Oxen, I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing , It Was A Lover and His Lass, Jeanette and Her Little Wooden Shoes, Love is a Sickness Full of Woes, O, Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly, Should He Upbraid, Spring Comes Laughing, Tears, Two Roses, Under The Greenwood Tree, The Valley of Laughter, The Winds Are Calling, Without Thee!

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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9806b | Songbook & CD | $17.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Broadway Solos for Mezzo-Sopranos

Review: This is the perfect first collection for many voice students, whether they are teens or college singers or adults. Joan Boytim has selected songs appropriate for each voice type, and has chosen keys that suit the vocal needs of novice singers studying in traditional, generally classical lyric singing. The editions of the songs in these collections are short and straight-forward. Teachers have found these books invaluable. To make the collections even more useful, each volume is offered in a book/companion CD edition with piano accompaniments recorded by pianist Laura Ward.

Songlist: As Long As He Needs Me, Bali H'i, A Cock Eyed Optomist, The Earth And Other Minor Things, Falling In Love With Love, Getting To Know You , I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Love Paris, If I Ruled The World, In My Own Little Corner, It Might As Well Be Spring , Maria , My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, On My Own, People, Simple Little Things, Something Wonderful, The Song Is You, What's The Use Of Wondering, Where Or When, A Wonderful Guy

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Show Tunes

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8539b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book Of Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Solos

Review: This is among the most widely used teaching repertoire for singers in the U.S. Over 30 songs in each book, including American and British art songs, folk song arrangements, sacred songs and a sampling of beginning songs in German, Italian, Spanish and French. There is a completely different song selection for each voice type.

Songlist: American Lullaby, The Cherry-Tree, Chi Vuol La Zingarella, Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers, Cloud-Shadows, Crabbed Age And Youth, Der Blumenstrauss, Der Schwur, Die Bekehrte, El Majo Timido, Evensong, Go 'way from my Window, Ici-Bas , Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, L'Anneau d'Argent, The Lamb, The Lass From the Low Countree, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Loveliest Of Trees, Morning, O Rest In The Lord, O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me, Open Our Eyes (McFarlan), Prayer, Preguntales a las Estrellas (Haugue), Silent Noon, The Sky Above the Roof, The Statue at Czarkor-Selo , The Crucifixion, This Little Rose, Turn Then Thine Eyes, Volksliedchen, Wie Melodien, Wind Of The Western Sea

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5085b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book Of Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Solos

Review: Step up to the next level with more student repertoire, continuing from The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II. The more than 30 songs in each book require a little more vocal range and musical sophistication, but are still decidedly student material.

Songlist: An Die Nachtigall, Au bord de l'eau, Con Rauco Mormorio, Eye Hath Not Seen, Great Peace Have They Which Love Thy Law, Heard Ye His Voice?, Hushed The Song Of The Nightingale, I Sought The Lord, Im Herbst, The Jolly Jolly Breeze, Kind Fortune Smiles, Les Berceaux , Lilacs, (I'm Called) Little Buttercup, Love, I Have Won You, A Lullaby, Mokong'ondi, Orpheus With His Lute, Pastorale, Patiently Have I Waited For Lord, Pleasure's Gentle Zephyrs Play, Silver'd Is The Raven Hair, Smiling Hours A Joyful Tr(Handel, Te Souviens-Tu?, Thou Art Repose (Du Bist Die Ruh'), Thou Shalt Bring Them In(Handel-Israel In Egypt), To The Children, Un Certo Non So Che, Vaaren, Verborgenheit, We Sing To Him, Where Corals Lie

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5086b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Solos Part II

Review: More great classical material for progressing vocal students, from the leading American expert in teaching the young voice. The series started with The First Book of Solos, and then, at the same difficulty level, came The First Book of Solos - Part II. The Second Book of Solos, originally released in 1993, is for singers who have taken voice a little longer and are capable of more challenges, but is still decidedly student-level material, and music that can be sung by good high school students. The new The Second Book of Solos - Part II set is at exactly the same level as The Second Book of Solos. It shares the same features: a deliberate variety of music in different styles and languages, including a few sacred selections, with over 30 songs per book. Available as books only, or in packs with two CDs of piano accompaniments recorded by Laura Ward.

Songlist: Affanni del pensier, Ah, Love but a Day!, All mein Gedanken, Allerseelen, As thou wilt, Father, Au jardin de mon p?re, Avril , Before my window, Chanson triste, Cherry Valley, Die Mainacht, Du meines Herzens Kr?nelein, Du Ring an meinem Finger, Et exultavit spiritus meus from MAGNIFICAT, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, L'Heure exquise, La speranza ? giunta from OTHO, Lord to thee, each night and day from THEODORA, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, Lungi da te, Mon jardin, Nebbie, Qui sedes from GLORIA, Se tu della mia morte, Serenity, Song of Devotion, Song of the Open, Tears, The Awakening, The Twenty-third Psalm, When a Merry Maiden Marries from THE GONDOLIERS, When Frederic Was a Little Lad from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Where the Music Comes From

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5080b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo |


John Wustman : Famous Mezzo-Soprano Opera Arias

Review: The mezzo-soprano is a rich vocal range and this album sets out to prove it with a wonderful selection of classics. Magnificent! Includes a high-quality printed vocal score and a CD+G graphics-encoded compact disc with stereo accompaniments to each piece.

Songlist: Che faro senza Euridice, Largo, Voi, che sapete, Non so piu casa son, Connai tu le pays?, Voce di donna, Stride la vampa!, Printemps qui commence, Amour, viens aider, Mon cur s'ouvre a ta voix, La Habanera, Seguidilla

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5102b | Songbook & CD | $29.95 | Solo |


Richard Walters : Standard Vocal Literature - Mezzo-Soprano

Review: This series is an introduction to art song in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each volume has a different song list, and includes 30 selections in appropriate keys. Beyond art song, each collection includes two carefully chosen opera arias, an oratorio aria, and an operetta aria by Gilbert & Sullivan. Also included are two enhanced CDs, giving you the ability to not only play the accompaniments on both your CD player and computer, but they are also CD-ROMs that are capable of playing the tracks at different tempos and in different keys when played on the computer. This edition is for Mezzo-Sopranos / Altos.

Songlist: When Daises Pied , Come Again Sweet Love , Flow My Tears , Weep You You No More Sad Fountains , If Music Be The Food Of Love , Nymphs And Shepards , Fair House Of Joy , It Was A Lover And His Lass , Love's Philosophy , Silent Noon , Ouvre Ton Coeur , Clair De Lune , Mandoline , Plaisir D'Amour , Immer Leiser Wird Mein Sculummer , Als Luise Die Briefe Ihres , Ungetreuen Liebhabers Verbrannte , An Die Nachtigall, Der Tod Und Das Madchen , Du Ring An Meinem Finger, Zueignung , Dolente Immagine Di Fille Mia , O Del Mio Amato Ben , Cara E Dolce - Scarlatti, Se Nel Ben Sempre Incostante , El Pano Moruno , La Maja Dolorosa, Voi Che Sapete , Che Faro Senza Euridice , When Frederic Was A Little Lad , Qui Sedes Ad Dextram Patris

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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8530b | Songbook & CD | $19.95 | Solo |


Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Richard Walters : Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 1

Review: The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: Ain't There Anyone Here For Love?, Always True To You In My Fashion, Anyone Can Whistle, Broadway Baby, By The Sea, Cabaret, A Cockeyed Optimist, Could I Leave You?, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Don't Tell Mama, Funny Honey, Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, He Wasn't You, The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Ain't Down Yet, I Cain't Say No, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy, In Buddy's Eyes, The Lady Is A Tramp, Look To The Rainbow, Losing My Mind, Memory, The Miller's Son, An Old Man, Send In The Clowns, Some People, Stepsisters' Lament, Take Back Your Mink, Turn Back, O Man, What Did I Have That I Don't Have?, What Would You Do?, Why Can't You Behave?, The Worst Pies In London

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Show Tunes

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5543b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Solo |


Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Richard Walters : Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 2

Review: The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: Adelaide's Lament, Another Hundred People, As Long As He Needs Me, Everybody Loves Louis, Fifty Percent, The Gentleman Is A Dope, Hold On, I Can Cook Too, I Dreamed A Dream, I Get A Kick Out Of You, I Never Has Seen Snow, I Want To Be Bad, I Wish I Were In Love Again, I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You, If He Walked Into My Life, If You Really Knew Me, It's A Helluva Way To Run A Love Affair, Johnny One Note, Long Before I Knew You, Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee, The Music That Makes Me Dance, My Husband Makes Movies, Never Never Land, Now You Know, On My Own, Paris Makes Me Horny, The Party's Over, Shy, Small World, Someone Else's Story, The Sweetest Sounds, Tell Me On A Sunday, There Won't Be Trumpets, A Trip To The Library, The Wages Of Sin, We Deserve Each Other, What I Did For Love, Who Knows

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Show Tunes

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5548b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Solo |


Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Richard Walters : Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 3

Review: The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: Adventure, Ah, But Underneath, Always A Bridesmaid, As If We Never Said Goodbye, But Not For Me, Can You Find It In Your Heart?, A Change In Me, Class, Don't Call Me Trailer Trash, Don't Rain On My Parade, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Gorgeous, Heads Or Tails, Honey Bun, I Had Myself A True Love, I'd Give My Life For You, Just A Housewife, The Ladies Who Lunch, Let Me Finish, Maybe This Time, Mein Herr, Miss Marmelstein, My Child Will Forgive Me, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, My New Philosophy, A New Life, Nothing, Nothing Really Happened, Rose's Turn, So What?, Someone Like You, Stars And The Moon, Teaching Third Grade, They Say It's Wonderful, Third Letter Home, Uptown, Downtown, When You're Good To Mama, Who Will Love Me As I Am?, With One Look, You Can't Get A Man With A Gun, You Don't Know This Man

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Show Tunes

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5553b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Solo |


Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Richard Walters : Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 4

Review: The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: Angels, Punks And Raging Queens, Anything But Lonely, Don't Cry Out Loud (We Don't Cry Out Loud), Gimme Gimme, Hard Candy Christmas, Heaven Help My Heart, How Did We Come To This?, I Can Hear The Bells, I Don't Know How To Love Him, I Got Lost In His Arms, I Know The Truth, I Want To Go To Hollywood, I Will Be Loved Tonight, I'm Going Back, I'm Not That Girl, I'm Still Here, Just One Step, Life With Harold, Look At Me Now, The Man That Got Away, Miss Baltimore Crabs, The Music And The Mirror, Nowadays, One Hundred Easy Ways To Lose A Man, Our Kind Of Love, The Past Is Another Land, Popular, Roxie, See I'm Smiling, Shadowland, Shopping Around, Still Hurting, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, There's A Fine, Fine Line, Whatever Happened To My Part?, When You Got It, Flaunt It, The Wizard And I

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Show Tunes

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5557b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Solo |


Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Richard Walters : Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 5

Review: More great songs for theatre singers of every description from contemporary withselections from recent shows (The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, Grey Gardens, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, The Light in the Piazza, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, Wicked), as well as a deeper look into classic musicals. As in all previous volumes in the series, all songs are in authentic versions in the original keys,with notes about each show and song.

Songlist: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, The Cake I Had, Children Of Eden, City Lights, The Colors Of My Life, Come To Your Senses, The Dark I Know Well, Defying Gravity, Find Your Grail, For Good, Freddy, My Love, Good Morning Baltimore, Here I Am, Hit Me With A Hot Note, Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here!, I Am Changing, I Can Do Better Than That, If My Friends Could See Me Now, It's A Business, It's A Perfect Relationship, It's An Art, Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now, Life Is, Mama Who Bore Me, Meadowlark, My Body, Not For The Life Of Me, Show Off, Special, Take That Look Off Your Face, Thinking Of Him, Too Beautiful For Words, What You Don't Know About Women, When You Come Home To Me, Where Am I Going, The Winner Takes It All, Without You, Woman, You'll Be In My Heart

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Show Tunes

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5561b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Solo |


Various Composers : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Vol. 1

Review: Cantolopera is a series that proposes a totally new way to approach the great opera repertoire: versions for voice and piano of the most famous arias, accompanied by a compact disc containing the corresponding orchestral bases, recorded with a 130-piece orchestra, to allow the professional, the student and the opera fan to practice, as well as a version sung by an established artist for reference. Each volume contains the lyrics of the arias plus a short summary and background information on the 'Compagnia d'Opera Italiana' Orchestra and the performers.

Songlist: Che faro senz Euridice, O don fatale, Re dell'abisso affrettati, Stride la vampa, Voi che sapete, Di tanti palpiti, Oh mio Fernando!, Una voce poco fa, Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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8567b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo |


Various Composers : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Vol. 2

Review: Cantolopera is a series that proposes a totally new way to approach the great opera repertoire: versions for voice and piano of the most famous arias, accompanied by a compact disc containing the corresponding orchestral bases, recorded with a 130-piece orchestra, to allow the professional, the student and the opera fan to practice, as well as a version sung by an established artist for reference. Each volume contains the lyrics of the arias plus a short summary and background information on the 'Compagnia d'Opera Italiana' Orchestra and the performers.

Songlist: Connais-tu le pays?, L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, Pres des remparts de Seville, Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix, Voie lo sapete, o mamma

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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Various Composers : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Vol. 3

Review: With both recorded full performances and orchestra accompaniments, this book presents the standard voice and piano reduction of each aria, a short plot summary and translation.

Songlist: Canzone del velo, En vain pour ?viter, Esser madre ? un inferno, Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio, Stella del marinar!, Werther! - Je vous ?cris de ma petite chambre

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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Various Composers : Mezzo-Soprano Classical Contest Solos

Review: This outstanding series is an encouragement to young singers in preparing a vocal solo. Songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type, after consulting many official state contest repertoire lists. Each volume includes Five art songs in English, one African-American Spiritual, one art song in Spanish, one art song in German, two art songs in italian, new editions and engravings of all songs, historical notes on each composer represented, interpretive suggestions for each song, translations for study and a preface on 'learning a song.' Each enhanced CD includes beautiful performances of each song by talented professional artists, excellent recorded accompaniment tracks for practice, pronunciation lessons in German, Italian and Spanish. In addition to piano accompaniments playable on both your CD player and computer, the enhanced CD also includes tempo adjustment and transposition softward for CD-ROM compute use only. This edition is for Mezzo-Sopranos/Altos.

Songlist: An Die Musik , The Blue Bell , He Shall Feed His Flock 0, My Lord What A Lovely Morning, Now Is The Month Of Maying , Nymphs And Shepards, Ombra Mai Fu , Porque Toco El Pndero , Silent Noon , Vergin Tutto Amor

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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Ferdinand Sieber : 36 Eight-Measure Vocalises for Elementary Teaching

Review: The Sieber Vocalises: It is important to know why Sieber is so good for the voice. He was a Viennese, Italian-trained voice teacher who knew the importance of vowel alteration and its role in keeping the balance of the registers. The Sieber Vocalises are designed to balance the registers using 8 measure melodies based on the Italian syllables da, me, ni, po, to, la, be. The register balance is achieved in the ingenious way Sieber arranges the syllables. Again, his goal it to allow the space of the open vowels in the closed vowels, and the ring of the closed vowels in the open vowels. Lindquest called these vocalises the 'bridge between vocalizing and singing music'. In my 25 years of teaching, I have never found a singer that the Sieber Vocalises did not help tremendously. 36 Eight-Measure Vocalises for Elementary Teaching for mezzo-soprano voices.

Songlist: 36 Eight-Measure Vocalises for Elementary Teaching

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Ferdinand Sieber : Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: The Sieber Vocalises: It is important to know why Sieber is so good for the voice. He was a Viennese, Italian-trained voice teacher who knew the importance of vowel alteration and its role in keeping the balance of the registers. The Sieber Vocalises are designed to balance the registers using 8 measure melodies based on the Italian syllables da, me, ni, po, to, la, be. The register balance is achieved in the ingenious way Sieber arranges the syllables. Again, his goal it to allow the space of the open vowels in the closed vowels, and the ring of the closed vowels in the open vowels. Lindquest called these vocalises the 'bridge between vocalizing and singing music'. In my 25 years of teaching, I have never found a singer that the Sieber Vocalises did not help tremendously. Thirty-Six Eight Measure Vocalises comes complete with instructions on producing the tone and provides you with the solfege for each note

Songlist: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Giuseppe Concone : 15 Vocalises for Sopranos or Mezzo-Sopranos

Review: Giuseppe Concone, the famous Italian Master of Singing and Pianoforte, was born in Turin in the year 1810. His musical education was had in Turin, where he continued to live until he met with discouragement on the failure of his first opera, 'Un episodio di San Michel,' which was performed in 1836. In 1837 he moved to Paris, where he became famous as a teacher of the piano forte, singing, the theory of music and composition. While resident in Paris, Concone became very popular as a composer of Romanzas, Arias and Duettini; but his chief title to fame rests on a Series of Solfeggi which have a world-wide reputation and are everywhere in use - they are eminently practical and melodious, with a flowing accompaniment. Here is a collection of excellent exercises for sopranos.

Songlist: 15 Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Soprano
Style: Opera

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Heinrich Panofka : The Art of Singing; 24 Vocalises, Op. 81

Review: Panofka was one of the great 19th century voice teachers. His background as a violinist and composer greatly informed these athletic bel canto vocalise compositions. Op. 81 is for soprano, mezzo-soprano or tenor.

Songlist: 24 Vocalises

Voicing: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, T

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Marco Bordogni : Thirty-six Vocalises in Modern Style

Review: Bordogni made his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan in 1813 in Rossini's Tancredi, and became very active in promoting that composer's music. He appeared in many of Rossini's operas and later became one of the leading teacher of singing and became a teacher at the Paris Conservatoire.

Songlist: Thirty-six Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-Four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods". 24 excellent vocal exercises that will help develop, strengthen and warm up your voice. Specifically for Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos and have been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

Songlist: Swelling and diminishing upon a tone - Larghetto, Portamento - Andante e molto legato, Portamento - Sostenuto molto, Smooth, even singing - Moderato, Smooth, even singing - Larghetto, Diatonic Scale - Andantino, Diatonic Scale - Allegretto, Diatonic Scale - Moderato, Diatonic Scale with dotted notes Andantino, Quatrains - Allegro giusto, Chromatic Scale - Andante, Chromatic Scale - Andantino, Theme with variations - Andantino, Minor Scales - Andante, Repeated Notes - Andantino, Triplets - Allegretto, Arpeggios - Allegro giusto, The long and short appoggiatura - Moderato, Gruppetto and Mordente - Andantino, Syncopation - Allegro giusto, Detached and accented notes - Moderato, Large Skips - Deciso, Shake - Andantino, 1st Recapitulation - Andante, 2nd Recapitulation - Allegro

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Soprano
Style: Classical

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Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Op. 2

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods".

Songlist: Twenty-four Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Nicola Vaccai : Practical Vocal Method for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone/ Vaccaj Metodo Pratico Di Canto

Review: Vaccai's masterly Method won increasing popularity with time, and was eventually used in conservatories all over the world. Even today it is often used by singing teachers, who consider it a collection of attractive Ariettas, each serving a particular function. And it is quite easy material, perfect for the beginning student.

Songlist: The Scale, Intervals of a Third, Intervals of a Fourth, Intervals of a Fifth, Intervals of a Sixth, Intervals of a Seventh, Intervals of an Octave, Semitones, Syncopated Mode, Introduction to Roulades, Ascending and Descending Appoggiaturas, The Acciaccatura, Intro to the Mordent, Different Types of Mordent, Intro to the Turn, The Turn, Intro to the Trill, Roulades, The Vocal Portamento, The Second Type of Poratamento, The Recitative, Epilogue

Voicing: Baritone Mezzo-Soprano

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