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This landmark publication collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Includes extensive plot notes and translations. The baritone/bass volume also includes nine arias for bass or bass-baritone.


CONTENTS FOR BARITONE


John Adams
DOCTOR ATOMIC: Batter my heart
A FLOWERING TREE: Storyteller's Aria
NIXON IN CHINA: News has a kind of mystery • Mister Premier


Dominick Argento
THE ASPERN PAPERS: What a yielding nature she has
CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: You have already heard one sermon tonight
MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE: If in the years to come
A WATER BIRD TALK: The Lecturer (Theme)


Leonard Bernstein
MASS: A Simple Song


Benjamin Britten
ALBERT HERRING: The Vicar's Aria (Virtue, says Holy Writ) • Tickling a trout • Churchyard's agog with a crowd of folk
BILLY BUDD: Billy Budd, king of the birds! • Billy's Farewell (Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray!)
GLORIANA: Cecil's Report Cecil's Song of Government
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM O Helen, goddess
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Lucretia! I'm sick of that name! Tarquinius's Aria (Within this frail crucible of light)


Carlisle Floyd
OF MICE AND MEN: George's Aria (You bet it's gonna be diff'rent)
WILLIE STARK: We all come out of the earth


John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: Thus Gamesters united in friendship


Sergei Rachmaninoff:
ALEKO: Aleko's Cavatina
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Lanceotto's Aria


Ned Rorem
OUR TOWN: When I got married


Richard Strauss
RABELLA: Nimmst einen Fiaker • Sie gibt mir keinen Blick
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen


Igor Stravinsky
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: Come, master • I burn! I freeze!


CONTENTS FOR BASS-BARITONE AND BASS:


John Adams
DOCTOR ATOMIC: Teller's Aria


Dominick Argento
THE SHOEMAKERS' HOLIDAY: Simon's Aria


Leonard Bernstein
TROUBLE IN TAHITI: There's a Law


Benjamin Britten
BILLY BUDD: Claggart's Aria
GLORIANA: Raleigh's Song
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Bottom's Dream


Carlisle Floyd
COLD SASSY TREE: I've known I loved you
SUSANNAH: Hear me, O Lord • I'm a lonely man, Susannah

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