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Catalogue No: M060117619
ISMN: 9790060117619
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ISBN: 978-0-85162-542-3
Singing in English (High Voice)

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Editor: King, Mary

Series: Boosey Voice Coach

Department: Education Bestsellers - Boosey Voice Coach

Instrumentation: High Voice, Piano

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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The Boosey Voice Coach is an entirely new concept in vocal training. Not a self-teaching manual, and not filled with off-putting diagrams, this series is a wholly practical guide to singing - learning about technique and interpretation through the repertoire itself. Each volume is devoted to singing in one particular language or to singing in a specific context, such as musical theatre or oratorio. In each volume of the series, works from the vocal canon have been selected specifically by Mary King for their technical and musical challenges. Each piece is discussed at length, starting with the words ('Text' - including a literal translation as appropriate), moving to general advice about how the song might be approached ('Notes'), and then addressing the technical difficulties the music presents ('Skills'). 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. Singing in English: Even for native speakers, the English language presents singers with particular difficulties. How do you manage diphthongs, for example? How do you make consonants clear without spoiling the vocal line? How do you make sense of the story-telling in a strophic folksong? These issues and more are covered in this book, which contains songs with texts in the English language, from Britain and elsewhere.


Contents and Reviews

  • Aaron Copland Heart we will forget him
  • Aaron Copland Why do they shut me out of heaven?
  • George Frideric Handel O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
  • George Frideric Handel Where’er you walk
  • George Frideric Handel Where’er you walk
  • Gerald Finzi Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
  • Gerald Finzi Rollicum rorum
  • Henry Purcell realised Britten Man is for the woman made
  • Henry Purcell realised Britten Music for a while
  • Henry Purcell realised Britten Sweeter than roses
  • Joseph Haydn My mother bids me bind my hair
  • Joseph Haydn The spirit’s song
  • Ned Rorem Orchids
  • Ned Rorem The serpent
  • Peter Warlock The bayly berith the bell away
  • Peter Warlock The countryman
  • Peter Warlock There is a lady sweet and kind
  • Traditional arr Britten Oliver Cromwell
  • Traditional arr Britten The salley gardens
  • Traditional arr Britten The trees they grow so high

The choice of songs is imaginative, and the comments will refresh students and teachers alike.