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Language of Song, The - Elementary

Language of Song, The - Elementary

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A series of 3 graded songbooks from Faber to help develop the skills required to sing in a foreign language. An invaluable resource for all singing students and teachers. This volume is for elementary level, & is available for either high or low voice + piano accompaniment; contains songs in French, German & Italian. A detailed pronunciation guide is included using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Each song is presented background information & technical & musical teaching points. The accompanying CD includes a full pronunciation guide by native speakers, as well as full recordings of all accompaniments for practice and performance.

Set for ABRSM Examinations 2018 onwards Singing Grade 1 (List B: Schumann), Grade 2 (List A: Cottrau), Grade 3 (List B: Mendelssohn or Schubert - Heidenroslein), Grade 4 (List A: Giordani or Handel or Lully + List B: Schubert - An Die Laute), Grade 5 (List A: Anon.- Nina), Grade 6 (List B: Brahms - Dein Blaues Auge or Sonntag or Fauré- En Priere & List D: Caldara - Alma del Core) & Grade 7 (List B: Brahms - Wiegenlied) + Trinity Examinations 2023 onwards Singing Grade 2 (Group B: Schumann), Grade 3 (Group B: Schubert - Heidenroslein + Group C: Trad. - Chevaliers de la Table Ronde), Grade 4 (Group A: Handel + Group C: Paisiello or Schubert - An Die Laute), Grade 5 (Group A: Lully + Group C: Brahms - Sonntag or Caldara) & Grade 6 (Group C: Brahms - Dein Blaues Auge) & Trinity Music Certificates: Singing Foundation (Brahms - Dein Blaues Auge) & Singing Intermediate (Group B: Fauré - En Priere or Lydia).

Keys/pitches of high voice version listed first:

Anon. - Nina (formerly attrib. Pergolesi): E minor (d'-f#") / D minor (c'-e")

Brahms - Dein Blaues Auge op.59 no.8: Eb (bb-g") / C (g-e")

Brahms - Sonntag (Sunday) op.47 no.3: G (d'-g") / Eb (b-eb")

Brahms - Wiegenlied (Lullaby) op.49 no.4: F (f'-f") / Eb (eb'-eb")

Caldara - Alma del Core: G (g'-f#") / D (e'-d")

Caldara - Sebben, Crudele [La constanza in amor vince l'inganno]: E minor (e'-f#") / C minor (c'-d")

Carissimi - Vittoria, Mio Core!: D (c'-f"/g") / Bb (a-d"/eb")

Cottrau, arr. - Santa Lucia (Italian traditional): C (d'-e") / Bb (c'-d")

Fauré - En Priere: F (f'-f") / D (d'-d")

Fauré - Lydia: F (f'-f") / D (d'-d")

Giordani - Caro Mio Ben: Eb (d'-f") / C (b-d")

Handel - Non Lo Diro Col Labbro (Silent Worship) [Tolomeo HWV25]: A (e'-f#") / F (c'-d")

Lully - Bois Epais (Sombre Woods) [Amadis]: F (d'-f") / D (b-d")

Mendelssohn - Gruss (Greeting) op.19 no.5: D (d#'-f#") / Bb (b-d")

Paisiello - Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento [L'amor contrastato] : G (f#'–e") / E (d#'-c#")

Schubert - An Die Laute op.81 no.2/D905: D (d'-f#") / Bb (bb-d")

Schubert - Fruhlingslied D398: G (e'-g") / Eb (c'-eb")

Schubert - Heidenroslein (Wild Rose/Hedge Rose, The) op.3 no.3/D257: G (g'-g") / D (d'-d")

Schumann - Kinderwacht (Children's Vigil/Little Children) op.79 no.22: G (d'-d") / F (c'-c")

Trad. arr. Kemp & Pegler - Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (Let us all gather round the table): F (c'-e") / Eb (b-d")

Tags: Singing Grade 3; Singing Grade 4; Singing Grade 5

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