ABRSM: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 5


Catalogue No: 9781860966019
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ISBN: 9781860966019

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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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ABRSM Singing from 20095 
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 Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square [Manning Sherwin]
  • Una palomita blanca [Joaquín Rodrigo]
  • Who is Sylvia? [Franz Schubert]
  • Vergebliches Ständchen [Johannes Brahms]
  • Dove sei? [George Frideric Handel]
  • Vieni, vieni o mio diletto [Antonio Vivaldi]
  • Fear no more the heat o’ the sun [Ian Higginson]
  • Where the bee sucks [Thomas Arne]
  • From a Railway Carriage [Alec Rowley]
  • Where’er you walk [George Frideric Handel]
  • Bengawan Solo [Trad.]
  • Hirschlein ging im Wald spazieren [Peter Cornelius]
  • Cantilena del ‘Maggio’ [Trad.]
  • Canto de la trilla [Trad.]
  • I attempt from love’s sickness to fly [Henry Purcell]
  • Henry Martyn [Trad.]
  • Molihua [Trad.]
  • If doughty deeds [Arthur Sullivan]
  • Noches de luna [Trad.]
  • Tatties an’ Herrin’ [Trad.]
  • It was a lover and his lass [Thomas Morley]
  • The Banks of Newfoundland [Trad.]
  • The Blackbird of Avondale [Trad.]
  • Jeg elsker Dig [Edvard Grieg]
  • The Sprig of Thyme [Trad.]
  • The Woods of Trugh [Trad.]
  • Jsem jako lípa košatá [Antonín Dvorák]
  • To be a Farmer’s Boy [Trad.]
  • Linden Lea [Ralph Vaughan Williams]
  • Love Walked In [George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin]
  • Mariä Wiegenlied [Max Reger]
  • My Ship [Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin]
  • Rejoice in the Lord [James Nares]
  • Rugiadose odorose [Alessandro Scarlatti]
  • Simple Gifts [Aaron Copland / Trad.]
  • Tell me, lovely shepherd [William Boyce]
  • The Birds’ Lament [Richard Rodney Bennet]
  • Trade Winds [Frederick Keel]

""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 have used this book with all of my students and feel that the variety of genres has allowed me to stretch my students' abilities. Every song is simply beautiful and a delight to hear over and over again."

Rating:    8/7/2011 By: Kendall Thow