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John M. Feierabend : The Book of Canons (Revised Edition)

Review: This beautiful and significant revision to The Book of Canons is an incredible resource for music teachers-a sumptuously illustrated collection of more than 155 time-tested canons representing the absolute best music for children our culture has to offer. The songs are drawn from all over the world, and many are by some of the great composers throughout history-after all, rounds and canons have been enjoyed since the Elizabethan era. Each canon in this collection is ranked by difficulty and includes a general translation if needed. States John M. Feierabend in the introduction: "Here then is a collection to meet many needs, sacred and secular, humorous and serious, major, minor, and modal, simple to complex... but above all, I hope you will find all of them musically satisfying." Singing in canon is one of the oldest and easiest ways of singing in parts. Canons have survived both in the oral tradition as folk songs as well as in historical compositions. Canons are sung with one part beginning and other parts singing the same melody but starting at some point after the first part. Usually all parts will end or cadence at the same time creating a satisfying final chord. When brackets appear above certain notes in a canon they indicate where each part should cadence. Some canons work better sung as rounds where each part begins after the other but each part ends one at a time. This is a collection of songs which have been enjoyed by families as well as court musicians and their patrons and are special favorites of my family and friends. It is my hope that other families and friends will rediscover the pleasures of singing canons, in the car, as a grace before dinner, or anytime they gather. Canons bring harmony into peoples lives.

Songlist: Numbers, A Boat, Aram Sam Sam, Ah, Poor Bird, All Praise To Thee, Himmel Und Erde Sie Musen Vergehn, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Benji Met A Bear, Chairs, COFFEE, Path in the Garden, Derry Ding Dong, Donna Nobis Pacem, Early as I Was Walking, Autumn Winds, Daily Prayer, Friends Forget, Frere Jaques, Glory To God, Gone To Bed, Grasshoppers, Hashi Venu, Have You Seen The Ghost of John, Hey, Ho, Nobody Home, I Love the Mountains, and many more!

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2809 Songbook $19.95 Rounds for Singing


John Rutter (Editor) : Opera Choruses

Review: The Oxford Choral Classics series gathers together over three hundred of the world's choral masterpieces into a unique series of seven volumes. Each volume contains all of the established classics of its genre under a single cover, in authoritative new editions, at a budget price. Opera Choruses is the first volume in the series. Audiences will love these classic choruses, skillfully arranged as separate concert works and available for the first time together. Rutter has researched the best available sources and provided excellent English singing translations, as well as sensible and practical new keyboard reductions for rehearsal accompanists.

Songlist: Prisoners' chorus (Fidelio), Roman carnival (Benvenuto Cellini), Habanera (Carmen), March of the toreadors (Carmen), Polovitsian dances (Prince Igor), Chorus of wedding guests (Lucia di Lammermoor), Soldiers' chorus (Faust ), Chorus of encanted islanders (Alcina), Bell Chorus (Pagliacci), Easter hymn (Cavalleria rusticana), Priests' chorus (Die Zauberflote), Voyagers' chorus (Idomeneo), Coronation scene (Boris Godunov), Humming chorus (Madama Butterfly), Dido's lament, and final chorus (Dido and Aeneas), Procession of the nobles (Mlada), Prayer (Moise), Villagers' chorus (Guillaume Tell), Chorus of peasant girls (Eugene Onegin), Waltz scene (Eugene Onegin), Anvil chorus (Il trovatore), Brindisi (La traviata), Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco), Chorus of Scottish Refugees (Macbeth), Matadors' chorus (La traviata), Rataplan (La forza del destino), Soldiers' chorus (Il trovatore), Triumphal scene (Aida), Witches' chorus (Macbeth), Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin), Pilgrims' chorus (Tannhauser), Procession and chorale (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg), Sailors' chorus (Der fliegende Hollander), Spinning chorus (Der fliegende Hollander), Huntsmen's chorus (Der Freischutz)

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9134 01 Songbook $16.95


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 cÏur s'ouvre a ta voix, La Habanera, Seguidilla

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5102 Songbook & CD $29.95 Mezzo-Soprano voices


Joseph Marx : 30 Songs

Review: Austrian composer Joseph Marx (1882-1964) wrote lush lieder, primarily in the early decades of the 20th century, somewhat similar to Richard Strauss in style. This collection includes a brief composer biography and English translations for study.

Songlist: Christbaum, Chanson Triste (Tchaikovsky), Bitte, Am Fenster, Der bescheidene Schäfer, Der Gefangene, Der Ton, Die Begegnung, Die Elfe, Die tote Braut, Die Verlassene, Ein goldenes Kettlein, Ein junger Dichter denkt an die Geliebte, Es zürnt das Meer, Frage und Antwort, Hat dich die Liebe berührt, Japanisches Regenlied, Jugend und Alter, Lied eines Modchens, Maienblüten, Marienlied, Nachtgebet, Sankta Maria, Schlafend trägt man mich in mein Heimatland, Selige Nacht, Ständchen, Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht, Valse de Chopin, Waldseligkeit, Wanderers Nachtlied

Voicing: High

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2582 Songbook $14.95


Judy Clark : Lutgen Vocal Exercise Vol 1 - High Voice

Review: A must for every vocalist who longs to study like the masters...Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Justin Timberlake. Every singer begins with these basic fundamental vocal exercises which will test your strength, as well as commitment. Included in this CD are 10 daily exercises including cadenzas, crescendos, legato and more. CD is recorded in four vocal key ranges so is adaptable for medium and low voices. Booklet includes printed sheet music, instruction, and a training practice log to help stay focused! These time-honored exercises have been modified from the original Lutgen version for this unique program. The CD consists of ten exercises that are excellent for training the voice and developing vocal range (total of 40 exercises). Singers of all levels may improve their vocal skills by using this easy-to-follow program.

Songlist: About The Author, Ackjknowledgements, Exercise Listing And Practice Tips, Lutgen Exercises 1-10 Vol 1 For High Voice, Practice Log, Theory 1, Theory 2, Contact Info And Products Page

Voicing: High
Style: Classical

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9817 01 Book Warm Up & 1 CD $21.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Lutgen Vocal Exercise Vol 2 - High Voice

Review: A continuation of Volume 1, this set includes exercises 11-20 with trills, andante, allegretto and more. Ten exercises in four vocal key ranges specifically for high voice (total 40 exercises). The CD and Booklet set have been revised from the original Lutgen exercises for this specific training program. Ten exercises in four vocal key ranges for high voice (total 40 exercises). Strengthen the voice and develop the lower ranges at the same time. All exercises used in Maestro David Kyle's vocal training program.

Songlist: About The Author, Exercise Listening And Practice Tips, Lutgen Excercises 11, Practice Log, Theory 1, Theory 2, Contact Info And Products Page

Voicing: High
Style: Classical

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9815 01 Book Warm Up & 1 CD $21.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Lutgen Vocal Exercise Vol 2 - Medium Low

Review: A continuation of Volume 1, this set includes exercises 11-20 with trills, andante, allegretto and more. Ten exercises in four vocal key ranges specifically for Medium Low (total 40 exercises). The CD and Booklet set have been revised from the original Lutgen exercises for this specific training program. Ten exercises in four vocal key ranges for high voice (total 40 exercises). Strengthen the voice and develop the lower ranges at the same time. All exercises used in Maestro David Kyle's vocal training program.

Songlist: About The Author, Exercise Listing And Practice Tips, Lutgen Excercises, Practice Log, Theory 1, Theory 2, Contact Info And Products Page

Voicing: Medium Low

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9816 01 Book Warm Up & 1 CD $21.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Lutgen Vocal Exercises- Vol 1 (Med/Low)

Review: A must for every vocalist who longs to study like the masters...Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Justin Timberlake. Every singer begins with these basic fundamental vocal exercises which will test your strength, as well as commitment. Included in this CD are 10 daily exercises including cadenzas, crescendos, legato and more. CD is recorded in four vocal key ranges so is adaptable for medium and low voices. Booklet includes printed sheet music, instruction, and a training practice log to help stay focused! These time-honored exercises have been modified from the original Lutgen version for this unique program. The CD consists of ten exercises that are excellent for training the voice and developing vocal range (total of 40 exercises). Singers of all levels may improve their vocal skills by using this easy-to-follow program.

Songlist: Exercise listing and practice tips, Lutgen exercises 1-10, Theory 1, Theory 2, Practice log, Contact info/products page

Voicing: Medium Low

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6505 01 Book Warm Up & 1 CD $21.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Pitch Exercises - Vol 1

Review: This set is a complete training guide for improving pitch. Booklet includes printed music and a practice log that will keep you focused on your training and "on top of your game." All of the exercises in this set were a part of Maestro David Kyle's training program during his 50+ years of teaching.

Songlist: Soprano - Higher range / Tenor higher range, Soprano - mid-range / Tenor mid-range, Mezzo Soprano / Baritone, Contralto / low baritone / high bass, Bass / low Alto

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6506 01 Book & 1 CD Vocal Warm Up Exerci $19.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Pitch Exercises - Vol 2

Review: Approximately 50 pages, this book includes a CD of each ear training exercise - making practicing easy! The book consists of printed music to match each track of exercises on the CD. The CD consists of thirteen intonation exercises that have been recorded in six musical keys, to allow for various vocal ranges. (total of 78 exercises). Most of the exercises were developed and used by the late Maestro David Kyle in his vocal training program. Volume II is similar to Volume I but has additional exercises, more vocal key ranges and is at a faster tempo. Vocalists will find this a very convenient and thorough training tool for developing pitch and also for expanding vocal range. The book includes a training log to track daily practice.

Songlist: Pitch Exercises, Key of F, Pitch Exercises, Key of E, Pitch Exercises, Key of D, Pitch Exercises, Key of C, Pitch Exercises, Key of B(flat), Pitch Exercises, Key of A(Flat)

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6507 01 Book & 1 CD Vocal Warm Up Exerci $28.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Vaccai Vocal Exercises

Review: This book and CD package consists of 12 vocal exercises that help train the voice using various intervals, octaves, syncopation, appoggiatura, mordent, gruppetto and more. Expand your vocal experience as well as your musical vocabulary. The 24-page booklet includes printed sheet music and a training practice log to help the artist/student stay focused. A total of 48 exercises are included on the CD (12 exercises recorded in 4 vocal ranges). All these exercises were used by the late Maestro David Kyle in his vocal training regimen. Maestro Kyle has trained thousands of artists, many who are nationally famous. All of the exercises in this set have been adapted from the original versions to be in a more usable format for this training program, and also in an effort to accommodate various singing levels. The set consists of English words only, not the Italian version. All vocalists can benefit greatly from these exercises, no matter what their experience or training level!

Songlist: Exercise listing and practice tips, Enunciation tips, Vaccai exercises 1-12, Theory 1, Theory 2, Practice log

Voicing: Medium
Style: Classical

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6504 01 Book & 1 CD Vocal Warm Up Exerci $21.95 Vocal Warm Ups


Judy Clark : Vaccai Vocal Exercises - Vol. 2

Review: This book and CD package consists of 12 vocal exercises that help train the voice using various intervals, octaves, syncopation, appoggiatura, mordent, gruppetto and more. Expand your vocal experience as well as your musical vocabulary. The 24-page booklet includes printed sheet music and a training practice log to help the artist/student stay focused. A total of 48 exercises are included on the CD (12 exercises recorded in 4 vocal ranges). All these exercises were used by the late Maestro David Kyle in his vocal training regimen. Maestro Kyle has trained thousands of artists, many who are nationally famous. All of the exercises in this set have been adapted from the original versions to be in a more usable format for this training program, and also in an effort to accommodate various singing levels. The set consists of English words only, not the Italian version. All vocalists can benefit greatly from these exercises, no matter what their experience or training level!

Songlist: About the Author, Exercise Listing and Practice Tips, Special Notes and Enunciation Tips, Vaccai Exercises 13-21, The Mordent, Different Ways of Executing the Mordent, Introduction to the Gruppetto or Turn, The Gruppetto or Turn, Introduction to the Trill or Shake, Runs and Scale Passages, The Portamento, The Portamento - Second Method, Comprehensive Study, Theory 1, Theory 2, Practice Log, Contact info and Products Page

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5572 Vocal Warm Up Exercises $24.95


Kate Hurney and Bruce Eberle : Beginning Soprano Solos

Review: A broad collection of beginning contest solos drawn from the choicest repertoire for soprano, as performed by Kate Hurney. Listen to her masterful interpretations; then you take center stage! Includes a high-quality printed vocal score annotated with performance suggestions and a compact disc with complete versions (with soloist) followed by stereo accompaniments to each piece, minus the soloist.

Songlist: When Love is Kind, Man is for the Woman Made, Per la gloria D'Adorarvi, Stizzoso, Mio Stizzoso, My Mother Bids Me Bind my Hair, Bergere Legere, Jeune Filette, The Moon and I

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Classical

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5103 Songbook & CD $24.95 Soprano Voices


Katharin Rundus : Cantabile - A Manual About Beautiful Singing for Singers, Teachers of Singing and Choral Conductors

Review: This vocal pedagogy textbook breaks the mold. Making complex concepts easily understood has been the hallmark of Kathi Rundus' teaching career. Filled with anatomical drawings, pictures, graphs and valuable vocal exercises, this book is wisely and attractively organized. Plus, every chapter includes a section specifically for the choral director! Katharin Rundus is a nationally recognized teacher, conductor and singer. Her most recent performances include: Arianna a Naxos for the inaugural conference of the California Haydn Society, soprano solos for Arvo Paart's Passio, Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, Handel's Dixit Dominus, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Beethovan's Mass in C, and Bach's St. John's Passion and B Minor Mass. In addition to her private studio at CSULB, Dr. Rundus is the coordinator of Vocal Studies at Fullerton College, where she also conducts the Chamber Singes and the Women's Chorale. She received her Bachelors of Music from Coe College, her Masters of Music from Westminster Choir College, and her PhD in Musical Arts from the Claremont Graduate University.

Songlist: Release of Tension, Opening the Vocal Tract, Breathing for Singing, Onsets and Releases, Resonance, Registers of the Voice, Focus of the Tone, Articulation, Musical Expression, Vocal Health, Aphorisms for Singing, Feelings and Emotions, List of Illustrations

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5134 01 Book $58.95


Kathryn LaBouff : Singing and Communicating in English

Review: In Singing and Communicating in English, internationally renowned diction coach Kathryn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. Her thorough and much sought-after technique clarifies the physiology of speech, emphasizes the studied practice of careful and articulate pronunciation, and focuses on the study of English cadence. Covering aspects of phonetics from vowels to diphthongs to fricatives, the book includes multiple practical exercises in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions, helpful diagrams, and pronunciation drills, each chosen from the most essential English art song and operatic repertoire. In addition to standard American and British English, a variety of regional dialects and accents are covered in depth. A companion website features a full range of vowel/consonant drills, poems read aloud by the author and by theater and voiceover actor John Keating, as well as an exercise answer key, and publishers' lists to help the singer locate a vast array of English language works for performance. This book is an invaluable resource for all vocalists (both professional and aspiring), diction instructors, teachers, and coaches, and choral directors. Kathryn LaBouff teaches English Diction and English Vocal Literature at the Juilliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Diction Coach for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Washington Opera, she has coached and prepared more than 300 professional opera productions in English.

Songlist: Foreword, Introduction to Diction, Communicating the Thought, Introduction to Vowels, The Fronting Vowels, The Backing Vowels, The Mixed Vowels, Dipthongs, The Three Semi-Vowel Glides, Introduction to Consonants, The Plosives, The Fricatives, The Nasal Consonants Plus the Lyrical L, The Owner's Manual, Singing in the British Dialect, The Mid-Atlantic Dialect, Afterword , Appendices, Glossary, Music Publisher's Guide, Selected Bibliography and Resources, Index of Song Texts, General Index, Exercise Guide

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7071 01 Book $29.95 Diction for Singers


Kendrick Jacocks : Anatomy of Bel Canto

Review: This book of the 'bel canto' series by author Kendrick Jacocks takes the anatomical and physiological route to explaining why the 'bel canto' position achieves the timbres, calibration, and control native to it. The book proves the functional aspects of the nasalis (nose muscle system), and provides detailed descriptions of the paranasal sinuses: ethmoid, sphenoid, maxillary, and frontal, and their effect on tone quality. It explains chest tensions; the connection between the pelvic floor and mask in supporting the breath, and the chest position. The books explains how to use the muscles that open and close the tone, the importance of the relaxation of the spine, and explains resonance. The book provides anecdotes from such writers, artists and teachers as Giovanni Sbriglia, Joan Sutherland, G.B. Lamperti, Regine Crespin, and Manuel Garcia. Kendrick Jacocks is a professionally active dramatic tenor, pedagogue, and critic whose life is dedicated to the practice of opera as a means of transmitting human emotion. He has performed with symphony orchestras and opera companies in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, Canada, and Central America. He received a BM in voice and literature from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and his MA in voice pedagogy and performance from the University of ND at Grand Forks. He plans to complete a DMA at Rutgers University.

Songlist: Bel Canto Technique, Anatomy of the Nose, Soft Palate, Tongue and Jaw, Breathing and Support, Discussing the Ancient Manner, The Cavities of the Head, Head Resonance, Buccel Resonance, Chest Vibrations, Open and Closed Tones, Pelvic Support, Chest Voice, Chest Tone, Stage, Consonants, Technique of Chest Resonance, Sbriglia, Closing

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5291 01 Book $19.95 Bel Canto Singing


Kendrick Jacocks : Bel Canto - A Professional Manual

Review: This guide somatically explains how to sing using fundamental 'bel canto' technique. It is unique because it explains the physical technique of 'bel canto' in plain words, rather than discussing opinions and observations, style, vocalises, history and theory. The author, Kendrick Jacocks, has used the method, which was identified as 'bel canto' by professionals in the field as he prepared for his debut performances of Verdi's "Otello' with the Donetsk State Opera in The Ukraine and on tour in Spain. His performances held interest for his unique ability to transmit real emotion through the use of timbre, intensity, and dynamics, which was enabled by three essential physical movements. The 'bel canto position' was taught to him by the successful 'bel canto' teacher and soprano Virginia Zeani. The technique was then applied by the actions he sets forth in this book, and aided by his own studies and practice. The second half of the book provides helpful remedies, suggested listening, a short explanation of the teachings of Manuel Garcia II, Enrico delle Sedie, Mathilde Marchesi, and Giovanni Sbriglia, "Constantin Stanislavsky on Singing in the Mask", quotations on the value of humming and suggestions from Zinka Milanov, Virginia Zeani, Marian Anderson, G. B. Lamperti, Jean de Reszke, and Rosa Ponselle, and a short gallery.

Songlist: Introduction, Foundation of Bel Canto the Development of Bel Canto, The Magic Word "HUNG", Tone of Bel Canto, Legato of Bel Canto, Attack of Bel Canto, Consonants, Agility, Pianissimo, Messa di Voce, Mezza Voce, Vocal Registers, Breathing, Breath Support for Bel Canto, Bel Canto Resonance, Timbres of Bel Canto, French The Language of Bel Canto, Beauty of Tone, Increasing the Higher Range, Summary

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5292 01 Book $13.45 Bel Canto Singing


Leonard Bernstein : Art Songs and Arias

Review: These exciting new collections feature new transcriptions, previously unpublished material, and some selections never before published separately from complete vocal scores. High Voice edition features 29 selections and the Medium/Low Voice edition has 34.

Songlist: Thank You, World Without End, A Simple Song, Afterthought, Little Smary, Greeting, Queues de Boeuf (Ox-Tails), Tavouk Gueunksis, Civet a Toute Vitesse (Rabbit at Top Speed), My Name Is Barbara, Jupiter Has Seven Moons, I Hate Music!, A Big Indian And A Little Indian, I'm A Person Too, My Twelve-Tone Melody, Piccola Serenata, Silhouette (Galilee), The Pennycandystore Beyond the El, To What You Said, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, A Julia de Burgos, Music I Heard With You, Zizi's Lament, The Word Of the Lord, Hurry, Our Father... I Go On, You're Late (Sam's Aria), Hey, Big Daddy (Junior's Aria), Lamentation, What A Movie!, There Is A Garden, There's A Law, Plum Pudding, Extinguish My Eyes, When My Soul Touches Yours

Voicing: Medium

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4026 Songbook $24.95


Leonard Van Camp : Songs For Bass in a Comfortable Range

Review: This hard-to-find collection is a wonderful resource for bass singers and features 13 songs along with a piano accompaniment CD. Expansive performance notes and history for each song makes this a great addition for your repertoire. Leonard W. Van Camp was known in the United Sates and Europe for his activities related to choral music. He was Professor Emeritus of Music at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). He joined SIUE music faculty in 1963 and endeared himself to singers and audiences while at the university, with his trade mark lecture-concerts and his fierce enthusiasm for the music he conducted. As director of choral activities at SIUE, he served for 30 years and conducted the SIUE Concert Chorale, whose name has become synonymous throughout the world with award-winning performance.

Songlist: All Through The Night, Beautiful Dreamer, Bread of the Angels, Hark, Hark! The Lark!, I Attempt form Love's Sickness to Fly, I Will Sing New Songs of Gladness, Let Me Fly, My Lovely Celia, Now Comrades Be Jolly, Now Shines the Fullest Glory of Heaven, Streets of New York, The, Turtle Dove, The, Two Songs from Judas Maccabaeus

Voicing: Bass
Style: Classical

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5207 Songbook & CD $21.95 Bass Voices


Leone Magiera : Pavarotti Up Close

Review: Pavarotti Up Close is an unprecedented and affectionate portrait of the greatest tenor of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of his longtime musical coach and accompanist Leone Magiera. The secrets of the legendary voice are revealed for the first time, written by the one person who was there throughout the singer's career and witnessed it all firsthand, making Pavarotti Up Close different from any other Pavarotti biography. Magiera discusses Luciano's humble beginnings, his early years of study, his debut, his international operatic triumphs, the most successful recording career in the history of opera, the arena concerts, the star's special relationship with Princess Diana, his personal and medical struggles, and Pavarotti's status as a cultural icon recognized around the world.

Songlist: Preface, Preface to the First Edition by Gianandrea Gavazzeni , Author Biographical Notes, Introduction, A Talent Discovered , Choosing a Teacher , My Meeting with Luciano Pavarotti , Further Studies and Competitions , His Debut at Last , The Early Years of His Career , The Final Auditions: Siciliani and Gavazzeni , At Last La Scala , The Golden Years , New Conquests , Operatic Disputes , Further Debuts , A Bitter Evening , The Concerts , The Recordings , Twenty-fifth Anniversary , The Tour of China , Argentina , The Open Air Concerts , The Last Debuts , The Downward Slope , Meeting Princess Diana , Pavarotti - Man of Modena and Citizen of the World , Turning to Pop , Epilogue, Technical Appendixes , Basic Requirements for Vocal Study , Vocalises used by Pola and Pavarotti , Principles of Vocal Technique , Expressivity at the Service of Technique , The Importance of Medical Checks , The Audition , Vocal Style in the Epoch of Mozart , Breathing Techniques , Chamber Music , The Study of Foreign Languages , Working with the Conductor , Discography: the main opera recordings

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5533 01 Book $19.95


Lilli Lehmann : How to Sing

Review: This remarkable book is one of the most influential works on the art of singing ever written. Its author was one of the first great international superstars of opera. German soprano Lilli Lehmann enjoyed a long and brilliant career that began in Prague and Danzig and soared to the heights of operatic renown in Berlin, Vienna, London and New York. Coached by Wagner himself, she took part in the first complete Ring cycle at Bayreuth in 1876, and sang in the first performances of Tristan and Isolde and the complete Ring cycle in America.

Songlist: My Purpose, Preliminary Practice, Of the Breath, Of the Breath and Whirling Currents (Singing Forward), The Singer's Physiological Studies, Equalizing the Voice - Form, The Attack and the Vowels, Nasal-Nasal Singing-Singing Toward the Nose-Covering the Tone-Chanter Dans Le Masque-Nasal Twang, The Head Voice, The Sensation and Position of the Nose-the Nose Form, The Sensations of the Palate, The Sensation of the Resonance of the Head Cavities, On Vocal Position-Three Are No Vocal Registers-Propaation-Form, White Voices, Theodor Wachtel and the Vocal Technique of Tenors, The Highest Head Tones-Staccato, The Tremolo, The Cure, The Tongue, The Position of the Mouth (Contraction of the Muscles of Speech), Connection of Vowels, The Lips as a Means of Expression, The Vowel-Sound AH of Former Days, Italian and German, Auxiliary Vowels, Resonant and Disconnected Consonants, Practical Exercises, The Great Scale, Velocity, Trill, How to Hold One's Self When Practising, Pronunciation-Consonants, Concerning Expression, Before the Public, Interpretation, Indispositions, Note: A Good Remedy for Catarrh and Hoarseness

Style: Opera

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6531 01 Book $8.95 Opera Singers


Lillian Nordica : Hints to Singers

Review: Rather than a technical book on singing techniques, this volume contains many priceless pointers that Lillian Nordica acquired through experience. She discusses early training and the choice of a teacher; the cultivation of calmness, self-control, and confidence; overcoming obstacles such as self-consciousness and stage fright; and stage fright; and numerous other important skills that lead a singer toward success. Her practical counsel ranges from the advantages of wearing comfortable attire to the caution required when signing contracts.

Songlist: Choice of Singing as a Profession, Choice of a Teacher and Where to Study, How to Study, Obstacles to Be Met With and How to Overcome Them, Stage Deportment: Either Concert or Opera, Concert, Opera and Its Apprenticeship, Wagner, Singer and Audience, The Making of a Career

Style: Opera

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6530 01 Book $5.95 Opera Singers


Lois Alba : Vocal Rescue - Rediscover the Beauty, Power & Freedom in Your Singing

Review: Achieving a successful singing career, especially in opera, can seem almost impossible to many singers because of fear of high notes, lack of projection, and confusion on how to express the music unhampered by technical preoccupation. Master Teacher and accomplished opera singer Lois Alba is aware of these pitfalls. She knows the best teaching involves an acute sense of the art form based on sound, intuition and imagery. The focus comes from the mind. It is interpreted through the ear and the body. When the body and mind come together harmoniously the result is beautiful sound. In this clear and legible guide, Lois Alba shares her formidable experience, voice training insight, and philosophical wisdom about the creative nature of singing. She works to de-program the singer as to the many myths about singing recurring themes that flood vocal studios and ultimately damage voices. Vocal Rescue is an amalgamation of many precepts from a large library of rare treatises and the concepts outlined come from the fine art of vocal mastery known as bel canto. The text provides a seven step system that demystifies the secrets to beautiful singing, and promises to take all singers to a new level of technical proficiency and expression. Recorded illustrations on CD/DVD demonstrate the vocal principles with lessons and vocalises for singers in all voice ranges to follow.

Songlist: Resonance, Registers, Vowels and Timbre, Legato, Agility, Recitatives and Cadenzas, Voice Freedom, Discovering Your Voice, Releasing Your Creativity, A Collection of Rare and Original Vocalises, Introduction to the Vocalises, Voice Types, Singing Roles, and Learning from the Best, Introduction to the Voice Types, The Professional Singer, Preparing for a Role, Voice Rescue, A Career in Singing

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5290 01 Book & DVD & CD $62.95 Vocal Pedagogy


Luciano Pavarotti : A Song To Remember

Review: The performance film Luciano Pavarotti: A Song to Remember finds the celebrated Italian tenor delivering a live set at a concert hall in Barcelona, Spain. The 19 selections featured here include: O Sole Mio, Pioggia, Nebbie and A Vuchella.

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5883 DVD $15.95


Luciano Pavarotti : Pavarotti Forever

Review: The definitive greatest hits recorded by Luciano Pavarotti. An outstanding collection of 18 popular opera arias, sacred songs, and Neapolitan favorites.

Songlist: Recondita Armonia, O Paradiso, Mattinata, La Danza, Lamento di Federico, La Mia Canzone al Vento, Ah, La Paterna Mano, Torna a Surriento, E Lucevan le Stelle, Marechiare, Vesti la Giubba, Parigi, o Cara, Rondine al Nido, Che Gelida Manina, Pourquoi me Reveiller, Mamma, M'appari , Donna Non Vidi Mai, O Sole Mio, Nessum Dorma

Style: Opera

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4088 Songbook $19.95


Luciano Pavorotti : A Life in Seven Arias

Review: As produced for the BBC, this feature-length documentary charts the many aspects of tenor Luciano Pavarotti's (1935-2007) extraordinary life and career. In reflecting on this great man, the program intercuts archival footage of the opera singer in performance over the years and interviews with such notables as Joan Sutherland, Renata Scotto and Placido Domingo.

Songlist: Debut: La Boheme Che Gelida Manina, The Met Telecast 1977 With Renata Scotto, Caruso, Vesti La Giubba, La Fille Du Regiment Pour Mon åme, Juan Diego Florez Sings Pour Mon åme, Lucia Di Lammermoor Duet , L'elisir D'amore Una Furtiva Lagrima , Panis Angelicus , Singing With Father in Modena, Corale Rossini , Il Trovatore at Verona , Rigoletto Questa O Quella, Masterclass , The Three Tenors 'O Sole Mio, Turandot Nessun Dorma, The Handkerchief, Marechiare, Rosca E Lucevan Le Stelle, Tosca at the Met 1979, Last Performance at the Met , Verdi Requiem Ingemisco

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Lucie Manen : Bel Canto - The Teaching of the Classical Italian Song-Schools

Review: Lucie Manen's career - as lieder and opera singer and physiotherapist - uniquely qualified her to write this manual. Here are the findings of her extensive investigations into the "lost" art of Bel Canto, its history, and its techniques.

Songlist: Preamble, Introduction, Investigation of Bel Canto Voice-Production and Breath-Control, Characteristics of Bel Canto, Building the Bel Canto Instrument, Bel Canto Breath-Control and Voice Production, Fundamental Principles of Bel Canto, Mastery Of Bel Canto Technique, Coloratura, Articulation, Voice Types and Vocal Timbres, Appendix: Summary of Research, Bibliography

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7076 01 Book $28.95 Bel Canto Singing


Lynn Eustis : Finding Middle Ground Music for Young Sopranos

Review: Defining a singer's voice type is one of the most difficult and important challenges facing today's voice instructor. This volume provides ten worthy selections appropriate for young sopranos and mezzo-sopranos that fall between these voice types, which are perfect for helping to discover a singer's eventual vocal classification. Historical information, range, teaching tips, and translations of the foreign-language pieces expertly guide the teacher and student through each piece. Lynn Eustis, soprano, is associate professor of voice at the University of North Texas and appears regularly as a soloist with numerous professional organizations. She earned a doctor of music in opera from Florida State University, a master of music in opera from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a bachelor of music in voice from Bucknell University.

Songlist: lascia ch'io pianga, Sailor's Song, The Fatal Hour, Abendstern, Warum willst du And're fragen?, Anzoleta avanti la regata, Le papillon et la fleur, Hai Luli!, In the Highlands, The Stranger Man

Voicing: Soprano

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Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - High Voice

Review: This wonderful collection brings together seven well-loved carols, all newly arranged by Mack Wilberg for high voice and piano. Featuring a range of Christmas texts, including 'Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella', 'Deck the hall', and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', it also offers two carols with alternative, original foreign-language options (French and Catalan). With a delightful variety of musical styles and moods, this volume is perfect for recitals, services, and concerts at Christmas time.

Songlist: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella , Cold December's winds were stilled, Deck the Hall, In the bleak mid-winter , Sing lullaby! , The Twelve Days of Christmas, What child is this?

Voicing: High
Style: Choral

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Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - Low Voice

Review: This wonderful collection brings together seven well-loved carols, all newly arranged by Mack Wilberg for high voice and piano. Featuring a range of Christmas texts, including 'Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella', 'Deck the hall', and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', it also offers two carols with alternative, original foreign-language options (French and Catalan). With a delightful variety of musical styles and moods, this volume is perfect for recitals, services, and concerts at Christmas time.

Songlist: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella , Cold December's winds were stilled, Deck the Hall, In the bleak mid-winter , Sing lullaby! , The Twelve Days of Christmas, What child is this?

Voicing: Low
Style: Choral

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Mack Wilberg : Carols

Review: This exciting and diverse collection features eight of Mack Wilberg's popular arrangements for the Christmas season. These carols have been revised with new scorings for SATB choir and piano or organ expressly for this collection. Whether fast and upbeat or steady and warm, this music reveals Wilberg's talent for arranging and will be a welcome addition to Christmas programming for choral societies and church choirs. Mack Wilberg is the Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was appointed Music Director in March 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since May 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelors degree; his masters and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. In addition to his conducting responsibilities he is active as apianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, The Kings Singers, and narrators Walter Cronkite and Claire Bloom. Wilbergs arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world. With their grandeur, energy, and craftsmanship, they inspire performers and audiences everywhere.

Songlist: Carol to the King , Gloria tibi Domine, How far is it to Bethlehem? , Infant Holy, Infant Lowly , Lullee, lullai, lullo, lullabye, Still, still, still, The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, What shall we give?

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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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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: Soprano

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Marco Bordogni : Twenty-four Easy Vocalises in Progressive Order

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: Alto

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Maria Callas : At Covent Garden 1962 & 1964

Review: This video captures a pair of performances from the revered opera diva Maria Callas. Her authoritative voice delivers work by beloved composers Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet, at Covent Gardens, one of the most famous opera venues in the world. The concerts date from 1962 and 1964.

Songlist: Tu che le vanita, Prelude, Habanera (Acte I), Entracte (Acte III), Seguedille (Acte I), Tosca (Atto II)

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5866 DVD $24.95


Maria Callas : Biography

Review: The documentary portrait Biography: Maria Callas travels into the stormy and colorful personal life of Callas, the woman regarded by many as the single most accomplished diva of the 20th century. From her birth in the United States to her adolescence in Greece and early professional accomplishments in Western Europe, Callas accomplished an overwhelming amount despite numerous personal hardships that included a tumultuous romance with (and divorce from) Aristotle Onassis, extensive vocal difficulties, and ongoing contractual disputes with the Metropolitan Opera. Nevertheless, her reputation persisted. This program draws from extensive archival footage and interviews to tell Callas's incredible story.

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5864 DVD $24.95


Maria Callas : The Eternal Maria Callas

Review: Within her lifetime and posthumously, opera diva Maria Callas's astonishing musical and cultural legacy far outstripped the woman herself; Callas transcended the elite appeal of her musical genre and inspired numerous motion pictures, a stage musical, and an opera based on her life - meanwhile obtaining a rare and unique degree of success that enabled her to dramatically expand the audience size (and demographics) of the opera fanbase. Callas also honed and sustained a reputation as one of the earliest harbingers of intense and histrionic dramatic portrayals on the opera stage. The classical compilation Eternal Maria Callas brings into one collection a series of Callas's most memorable and acclaimed performances, from such productions as Il Trovatore, Tosca and Manon, coupled with a documentary segment on her life, a gallery of Callas photographs, and a series of revealing interviews with Callas conducted by Lord Harewood.

Songlist: Vanne...lasciami, D'amor sull'ali rosee, Miserere d'un'alma gia vicina, Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia,, Tu che le vanita, Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nub, Pleurez, Mes Yeux, L'amour est un oiseau rebelle , Seguidille, O don fatale, Vissi d'arte' Narration/Interviews, Je ne suis que faiblesse....Adieu, notre petite table, Oh, se una volta sola ....Ah! non credea mirarti, O mio babbino caro (Lauretta), Maria Callas in conversation with Lord Harewood , Maria Callas in conversation with Bernard Gavoty, Retiring from the Concert Stage, Being an Artist

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5865 DVD $24.98


Maria Callas : Voices of the Opera Series

Review: Maria Callas was a New York-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique with great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini; further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.These two collections feature celebrated arias as interpreted by Maria Callas, arguably the most influential singer of the recorded era. In addition to a brief biography of Callas, each selection, in standard voice and piano format, is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Callas employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students, these two books are also indispensible items for the libraries of all opera enthusiasts.

Songlist: Ah fors'? lui che l'anima, Ah! non credea mirarti, Ardon gl'incensi, Casta Diva, La luce langue, Merc?, dilette amiche, Suicidio!.. , Vissi d'arte

Voicing: Soprano
Style: Opera

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Maria Di Palma (editor) : Anthology of Spanish Song

Review: There has been an urgent need for a large collection of art songs in Spanish for voice studios. Surprisingly, a comprehensive publication on this topic has never existed in the American market. This anthology of 50 songs by 15 composers is sure to become a voice studio staple. The selections include complete song cycles by De Falla, Granados and Obradors. Each song has a historical note about the composer and composition, and there are English translations for study.

Songlist: La Partida (ALVAREZ), Cancion de cuna (Anon), De que me sirve (BARBIERI), Cancion Andaluza: el Pan de Ronda (DE FALLA), Preludios (DE FALLA), Dios mio, que solos se quedan los muertos (DE FALLA), Olas gigantes (DE FALLA), Oracion de las madres que tienen a sus hijos en brazos (DE FALLA), El pano moruno (de Falla), Seguidilla murciana (DE FALLA), Asturiana (de Falla), Jota (DE FALLA), Nana (DE FALLA), Cancion (DE FALLA), Polo (DE FALLA), Amor y odio (GRANADOS), Callejeo (GRANADOS), La maja de Goya (GRANADOS), La maja dolorosa No. 1 (Granados), La maja dolorosa No. 2 (GRANADOS), La maja dolorosa NO. 3 (GRANADOS), El majo discreto (Granados), El majo olvidado (GRANADOS), El majo timido (GRANADOS), El mirar de la maja (GRANADOS), El tra la y el punteado (GRANADOS), La calle de la paloma (KILENYI), Encantadora Maria (KILENYI), El galan incognito (KILNEYI), Mi sueno (arr. KILENYI), Noche serena (KILENYI), La paloma blanca (arr. KILENYI), Preguntale a les estrellas (KILENYI), La sena (KILENYI), El trobador (KILENYI), Lagrimas mias (MARQUES), Seguidilla dolorosa de una enamorado (MISON), Al amor (OBRADORS), Chiquitita la novia (OBRADORS), Con amores, la mi madre (OBRADORS), Corazon, por que pasais (OBRADORS), Del cabello más sutil (Obradors), El majo celoso (OBRADORS), La mi sola, Laureola (Obradors), Amor bendito (OVALLE), Cancion picaresca (PALOMINO), Seguidillas religiosa (PLA), Cancion contra las madamitas gorgoriteadoras (ROSALES), Rima (TURINA), Cancion de timida (LA CALLE VALLEDOR)

Voicing: High

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Maria Di Palma (editor) : Anthology of Spanish Song

Review: There has been an urgent need for a large collection of art songs in Spanish for voice studios. Surprisingly, a comprehensive publication on this topic has never existed in the American market. This anthology of 50 songs by 15 composers is sure to become a voice studio staple. The selections include complete song cycles by De Falla, Granados and Obradors. Each song has a historical note about the composer and composition, and there are English translations for study.

Songlist: La Partida (ALVAREZ), Cancion de cuna (Anon), De que me sirve (BARBIERI), Cancion Andaluza: el Pan de Ronda (DE FALLA), Preludios (DE FALLA), Dios mio, que solos se quedan los muertos (DE FALLA), Olas gigantes (DE FALLA), Oracion de las madres que tienen a sus hijos en brazos (DE FALLA), El pano moruno (de Falla), Seguidilla murciana (DE FALLA), Asturiana (de Falla), Jota (DE FALLA), Nana (DE FALLA), Cancion (DE FALLA), Polo (DE FALLA), Amor y odio (GRANADOS), Callejeo (GRANADOS), La maja de Goya (GRANADOS), La maja dolorosa No. 1 (Granados), La maja dolorosa No. 2 (GRANADOS), La maja dolorosa NO. 3 (GRANADOS), El majo discreto (Granados), El majo olvidado (GRANADOS), El majo timido (GRANADOS), El mirar de la maja (GRANADOS), El tra la y el punteado (GRANADOS), La calle de la paloma (KILENYI), Encantadora Maria (KILENYI), El galan incognito (KILNEYI), Mi sueno (arr. KILENYI), Noche serena (KILENYI), La paloma blanca (arr. KILENYI), Preguntale a les estrellas (KILENYI), La sena (KILENYI), El trobador (KILENYI), Lagrimas mias (MARQUES), Seguidilla dolorosa de una enamorado (MISON), Al amor (OBRADORS), Chiquitita la novia (OBRADORS), Con amores, la mi madre (OBRADORS), Corazon, por que pasais (OBRADORS), Del cabello más sutil (Obradors), El majo celoso (OBRADORS), La mi sola, Laureola (Obradors), Amor bendito (OVALLE), Cancion picaresca (PALOMINO), Seguidillas religiosa (PLA), Cancion contra las madamitas gorgoriteadoras (ROSALES), Rima (TURINA), Cancion de timida (LA CALLE VALLEDOR)

Voicing: Low

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2626 Songbook $19.95


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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5305 Songbook $19.95 Opera Singers


Martha Elliott : Singing In Style

Review: This is the first practical guide to historical singing styles, covering the early baroque period to the present and spanning Europe, Russia and the United States. In chapters devoted to separate historical eras, Martha Elliott Discusses singers and composers of the time, the vocal repertoire, stylistic conventions, and more, drawing everything together into a convenient handbook for the student and the amateur of professional performer.

Songlist: Acknowledgments, Introduction, The Early Baroque, Italy, England, France, The Late Baroque, Italian Influence, Germany, France, The Classical Era, Italian Bel Canto, German Lieder, French Melodies, Second Viennese School, Early Twentieth-Century Nationalism, Russia, Spain, England, United States, Working With Living Composers, Notes, For Further Reading, Index

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5531 01 Book $19.95


Mary King : Boosey Voice Coach - High Voice

Review: The Boosey Voice Coach is an entirely new concept in learning about technique and interpretation through the repertoire itself, with 20 songs in English by Purcell, Handel, Haydn, Warlock, Finzi, Britten, Copland and Rorem. Each piece is discussed at length, starting with the words, moving to meaning and interpretation, and then addressing the technical difficulties the music presents. Expressed in clear language, Mary King's approach is direct, practical and not limited to one particular teaching method. Any student will find that these books enrich and complement their vocal studies.

Songlist: Music for a while, Man is for the woman made, Sweeter than roses, O sleep, why dost thou leave me?, Where'er you walk, The mermaid's song, The spirit's song, My mother bids me bind my hair, The countryman, The bayly berrith the bell away, There is a lady sweet and kind, Rollicum rorum, Fear no more the heat o' the sun, Oliver Cromwell, The salley gardens, The trees they grow so high, Why do they shut me out of heaven?, Heart we will forget him, Orchids, The Serpent

Voicing: High
Style: Classical

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Mary King : Boosey Voice Coach - Low Voice

Review: The Boosey Voice Coach is an entirely new concept in learning about technique and interpretation through the repertoire itself, with 20 songs in English by Purcell, Handel, Haydn, Warlock, Finzi, Britten, Copland and Rorem. Each piece is discussed at length, starting with the words, moving to meaning and interpretation, and then addressing the technical difficulties the music presents. Expressed in clear language, Mary King's approach is direct, practical and not limited to one particular teaching method. Any student will find that these books enrich and complement their vocal studies.

Songlist: Music For a While, Man is for the Woman Made, Sweeter than Roses, O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave me?, Where'er you Walk, The Mermaid's Song, The Spirit's Song, My Mother Bids me Bind my Hair, The Countryman, The Bayly Berith the Bell Away, There is a Lady Sweet and Kind, Rollicum Rorum, Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun, Oliver Cromwell, The Salley Gardens, The Trees They Grow so High, Why do They Shut me Out of Heaven?, Heart we Will Forget Him, Orchids, The Serpent

Voicing: Low
Style: Classical

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Mathilde Marchesi : Bel Canto: A Theoretical & Practical Vocal Method

Review: Bel canto (Belcanto, bel canto) (Italian, beautiful singing), an Italian musical term, refers to the art and science of vocal technique which originated in Italy during the late sixteenth century and reached its pinnacle in the early part of the nineteenth century during the Bel Canto opera era. Bel canto singing characteristically focuses on perfect evenness throughout the voice, skillful legato, a light upper register, tremendous agility and flexibility, and a certain lyric, "sweet" timbre. This volume embodies Madame Marchesi's "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her great pupils. An introductory text discusses breathing, attack, registers and similar matters, while the remainder of the book contains many exercises and vocalises that teach voice management and projection. Marchesi's book is today even more important than when it first appeared, for it offers the basis for a construction of the bel canto training system. At the time the book appeared, the bel canto system had gone out of fashion in favor of more modern schools that seemed to offer more rapid maturation, voice volume, and dramatics. Today, a more realistic reevaluation has revealed that the bel canto system gave the singer much longer performing life, a more pleasing voice, and far greater musical ability. As Phillip Miller states in his introduction, "a solidity, a sure technical mastery, an even scale with no register break... strong, even and secure trills, their coloratura masterly." In addition, the resurgence of interest in early 19th century opera renders a work like Marchesi's indispensable to the modern singer.

Songlist: Part One: Elementary and Progressive Exercixes for the Development of the Voice, Chromatic Slur, Diatonic Slur, Portamento, Scales, Exercises for blending the Registers, Exercises on two notes, Exercises on three notes, Exercises on four notes, Exercises on six notes, Exercises on eight notes, Chromatic Scale, Minor Scales, Exercises for Flexibility, Varied Scales, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggi, Messa di Voce (Swelled Sounds), Apoggiatura - Acciaccatura (Crushed Note) - Mordente, The Turn, The Shake (Trill), Shakes by Thirds, Part Two: Development of the Exercises in the Form of Vocalises, Attack, Portamento, Sostenuto, Diatonic Scale, Dotted Diatonic Scale, Minor Scale, Major and MInor Scales alternating, Chromatic Scale, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Areggi, Appoggiatura and Acciaccatura (Grace Notes), Mordente and Turns, Syncopation, Long Intervals, Staccato, Mezzo Staccato, and Accented Notes, Shakes

Style: Opera

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Mathilde Marchesi : Elementary Progressive Exercises for the Voice - Soprano

Review: This book is a collection of elementary exercises of progressive difficulty. 102 exervises for the mechanism of the Soprano and Mezzo Soprano voice and 12 for the execution. It comes complete with instruction and tips on how to execute them properly.

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Voicing: Soprano

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Mathilde Marchesi : Elementary Progressive Vocalises - Low Voice

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". These 20 vocalises are perfect for your daily vocal practice and having been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

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Voicing: Low
Style: Classical

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Mathilde Marchesi : The Marchesi Vocal Method

Review: This very complete guide to Marchesi's style of vocal training has everything from a written guide for students, to a wealth of different exercises, each with instructions on vowel use and mouth placement. This method has been in use now for almost 100 years and has been of great use to singers of all styles. A tried a true means to get the most out of your voice.

Songlist: Practical Guide for Students, Exercises for Blending the Registers, Chromatic Scale, Minor Scales, Exercises for Flexibility, Varied Scales, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggi, Messa de Voce (Swelled Tones), The Appoggiature, The Turn, The Trill, Trills Separated by a Third, Development of the Exercises in the Form of Vocalises

Style: Classical

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Mathilde Marchesi : Thirty Vocalises for High or Medium Voice

Review: 30 excellent vocal exercises that will help develop, strengthen and warm up your voice. Specifically men or women with high or medium vocal ranges.

Songlist: Portamento, Sustained Legato, Diatonic Scale, Dotted Notes, Major and Minor Scales, Minor Scale, Chromatic Scale, Figures in Four Notes, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggios, Appoggiatura and Acciaccutura, Gruppetti, Syncopation, Wide Intervals, Staccato, Flautato and Sforzato, Trill

Voicing: High Medium
Style: Classical

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Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises - Med. Voice

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". These 20 vocalises are perfect for your daily vocal practice and having been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

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Voicing: Medium
Style: Opera

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