This series of 5 book/audio packs is an introduction to art song in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each volume has a different song list, and includes 30 selections in appropriate keys. Beyond art song, each collection includes two carefully chosen opera arias, an oratorio aria, and an operetta aria by Gilbert & Sullivan. Recorded pronunciation lessons and piano accompaniments are included.
Contents: ANONYMOUS: Have you seen but a white loly grow? • ARNE: O come, o come my dearest • BELLINI: Ma rendi pur contento • BLOW: Tell me no more • BRAHMS: Standchen • CACCINI: Tu ch'hai le penne, Amore • DONAUDY: O del mio amato ben • DOWLAND: Come again, sweet love • DE FALLA: Asturiana • FAURE: Chanson • Clair de lune • Lydia • LALO: Vainement, ma bien-aimee • MARTINI: Plaisir d'amour • MENDELSSOHN: If with all your hearts • MOZART: Dalla sua pace • OBRADORS: Del cabello mas sutil • PURCELL: If music be the food of love • I'll sail upon the Dog Star • QUILTER: Hey, ho, the Wind and the Rain • O mistress mine • Take, o take those lips away • SCARLATTI: Sento nel core • SCHUBERT: Standchen • Wohin? • SCHUMANN: Du bist wie eine Blume • Widmung • RICHARD STRAUSS: Allerseelen • SULLIVAN: Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Brest • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea
Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
Clair De Lune
Come Again, Sweet Love
Dalla Sua Pace
Del Cabello Mas Sutil
Have You Seen But A White Lily Grow?
Hey, Ho, The Wind And The Rain
I'll Sail Upon The Dog Star
If Music Be The Food Of Love
If With All Your Hearts
O Come, O Come, My Dearest
O Del Mio Amato Ben
O Mistress Mine, Op. 6, No. 2
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast
Sento Nel Core
Standchen (Serenade), Op. 106, No. 1
Take, O Take Those Lips Away, Op. 23, No. 4
Tell Me No More
Thou'rt Like A Lovely Flower (Du Bist Wie Eine Blume)