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ABRSM: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 4

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Catalogue No: 9781860966002
Shop Product Code: 220309B

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Subtitle: Selected pieces and traditional songs in five volumes

Series: ABRSM Songbook series

Department: ABRSM - Singing

Publisher: ABRSM

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The five-volume ABRSM Songbook series offers singers and their teachers an unrivalled choice of core
repertoire that will provide the bedrock for many years of rewarding vocal study.

The series features:
• Over 100 art songs, drawn from Grades 1–5 of ABRSM’s Singing syllabus
• A massive range of repertoire from the Medieval to modern musicals – many in practical new editions
• Irresistible new arrangements by Carol Barratt of 18 classic songs
• A rich collection of 60 authentic unaccompanied traditional songs, sourced from around the world
• English singing translations for every non-English-language song – many newly-commissioned
• Useful notes on the songs containing background information and performance suggestions
• CDs of piano accompaniments to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings
of the text to every song, performed by native speakers


Contents and Reviews

  • A Cradle Song [Vaughan Williams]
  • A New Year Carol [Benjamin Britten]
  • A Smuggler’s Song [Christopher Le Fleming]
  • Blow, blow, thou winter wind [Thomas Arne]
  • Clock-a-clay [Richard Rodney Bennett]
  • Consider yourself [Lionel Bart]
  • Die Waise [Robert Schumann]
  • Down by the salley gardens (text by W.B. Yeats, set to the Air: The Maids of Mourne Shore) [Anon.]
  • Fy nghalon [Trad.]
  • I feel pretty [Leonard Bernstein]
  • Long ago and far away [Jerome Kern]
  • Long Time Ago [Anon.]
  • Love quickly is pall’d [H. Purcell]
  • Med en Primula veris [Grieg]
  • One Hand, One Heart [Leonard Bernstein]
  • Seligkeit [Franz Schubert]
  • She’s like the swallow [Trad.]
  • Shiny [Cecil Cope]
  • Silent Worship [Handel]
  • Since first I saw your face [Thomas Ford]
  • The Dormouse’s Carol [Elizabeth Poston]
  • The Woodcutter’s Song [Vaughan Williams]
  • When daisies pied [Thomas Arne]
  • A mi házunk eleje [Trad.]
  • Black is the colour [Trad.]
  • Bunclody [Trad.]
  • El galán incógnito [Trad.]
  • Greenland Whale Fishery [Trad.]
  • Mak Inang [Trad.]
  • Mengjiang nü [Trad.]
  • The Cage [Trad.]
  • The Donside Emigrant’s Farewell [Trad.]
  • The Wings of a Gull [Trad.]
  • Tudora [Trad.]
  • Y deryn pur [Trad.]
  • O cessate di piagarmi from Il Pompeo [A. Scarlatti]
  • Reviews

    ""This series is a rich source of songs for teachers and students … the CDs add to overall usefulness of the volumes, especially with native speakers of the various languages of the international traditional songs.""

    By: Journal of Singing

    "WINNER of Best Classical Publication"

    By: Music Industry Awards 2009

    "I used these books initially for the ABRSM exams, but quickly made them a standard text even for students that don't plan on taking exams. There is an excellent selection of songs across various genres, including some attractive contemporary pieces that can freshen up tired repertoire choices. They are graded nicely, and the CD is an invaluable addition. If I were to quibble, it would be with some of the tempi chosen, and that recordings of accompaniments for singers often don't leave time for a singer to breathe! Nonetheless, the accompaniments are still a very useful aid, as are the pronunciation guides, particularly for students making their first attempts at other languages.
    I was so impressed with the series that, when on a panel choosing set pieces for a National competition, I plugged for several of the pieces from this series. My intention was partly to introduce other teachers to these excellent songbooks!"

    Rating:    11/21/2011 By: Aine Mulvey


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