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Songs for Beginning Bass Voice : Selected Songs with an Annotated Guide - Alan J. Ord

Songs for Beginning Bass Voice

Selected Songs with an Annotated Guide


Published: 28th November 2001
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The beginning bass singer, with his range and tessitura at the bottom end of the scale of voices, has unique difficulties finding suitable vocal music, which is often very frustrating for him and his teacher. As the young or beginning bass works and waits patiently for his voice to develop, appropriate vocal literature needs to be found which is within his present range and tessitura. To address this problem, this new book lists selected songs carefully chosen from the repertoire, with annotations. Some songs, given as an illustration or example of what is appropriate, are presented in their entirety. Each of these has its own background material complete with interesting biographical information and tips on interpretation. If the song is originally in a foreign language a suitable English version is given as well. In addition, the selected entries provide full access to suitable material; annotations include composer, title, range, tessitura, tempo, meter, difficulty, source, publisher, and pertinent comments. Also includes indexes by composer, title, and publisher.

Contains helpful information for recognizing a young bass voice and choosing appropriate beginning songs. Journal of Singing

What Is a Bass Voice?p. 1
The Mature Bass Voicep. 1
Recognizing the Young Bass Voicep. 4
Guidelines for Choosing Repertoirep. 7
The Criteria for Choosing Suitable Repertoirep. 7
Finding Songs That Meet the Criteriap. 8
Choosing the First Songs to Singp. 9
Songs in Englishp. 11
Art Songsp. 11
The Termite by Jeffrey Rickardp. 12
Annotated Guide to Art Songs in Englishp. 16
Early English Songsp. 20
The Pretty Creature by Stephen Storacep. 21
Annotated Guide to Early English Songsp. 31
Folk Songsp. 33
All along the Mother Volga arranged by Alan Ordp. 34
Annotated Guide to Folk Songsp. 35
Musical Theatrep. 37
Tom Bowling by Charles Dibdinp. 38
Annotated Guide to Songs from Musical Theatrep. 40
Sacred Songsp. 41
Come Ye Blessed by John Prindle Scottp. 43
Annotated Guide to Sacred Songsp. 53
Songs of the Seap. 55
A-Roving arranged by Sir Richard Runciman Terryp. 56
Annotated Guide to Songs of the Seap. 59
Spiritualsp. 60
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Chile arranged by H. T. Burleighp. 61
Annotated Guide to Spiritualsp. 66
Songs in a Foreign Languagep. 69
Bois epais by Jean Baptiste Lullyp. 70
Annotated Guide to French Songsp. 75
Meeresleuchten by Carl Loewep. 78
Annotated Guide to German Liederp. 81
Maledetto sia l'aspetto by Claudio Monteverdip. 88
Annotated Guide to Italian Songs and Ariasp. 90
Song of the Old Man by Modest Mussorgskyp. 93
Annotated Guide to Russian Songsp. 97
Annotated Guide to Spanish Songsp. 99
Annotated Guide to Danish Songsp. 99
Songs from Cycles and Setsp. 101
Reiterlied by Carl Loewep. 102
Annotated Guide to Songs from Cycles and Setsp. 106
Songs with Instrumentsp. 119
Fili mi, Absalon by Heinrich Schutzp. 120
Annotated Guide to Songs with Instrumentsp. 125
Ariasp. 129
Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni by Vincenzo Bellinip. 130
Annotated Guide to Opera Ariasp. 135
Lord, God of Abraham by Flex Mendelssohnp. 138
Annotated Guide to Arias from Oratorio and Cantatap. 142
Composer Indexp. 145
Title Indexp. 147
Publisher Indexp. 153
About the Authorp. 157
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ISBN: 9780810841239
ISBN-10: 0810841231
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 28th November 2001
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7