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The New Imperial Edition. Contralto Songs

ISBN: 9790051904204, Stock code: M051904204 new
The New Imperial Edition of Solo Songs has been designed as a chronological anthology of song from the Lutenists down to the present day. As other albums will be devoted exclusively to operatic and oratorio arias these are generally omitted from the present volumes.
Manifestly, the selection must be indicative rather than comprehensive or merely exclusive and is essentially practical, not... Read more
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The New Imperial Edition. Contralto Songs

The New Imperial Edition of Solo Songs has been designed as a chronological anthology of song from the Lutenists down to the present day. As other albums will be devoted exclusively to operatic and oratorio arias these are generally omitted from the present volumes.
Manifestly, the selection must be indicative rather than comprehensive or merely exclusive and is essentially practical, not personal. Each song is briefly annotated and, except where indicated, appears in the original key or is set for the voice which it is normally associated.
Apart from obvious restrictions, the choice has been largely determined by certain positive needs. To provide the singing teacher and student alike with a working catalogue as a basis for more specialized research into the varied treasure of the literature of song; to give the festival committees and examination bodies a ready way of governing without unduly restricting the dangerous freedom of choice classes; to present the would-be accompanist with a convenient means of studying the many-sided aspects of the exacting technique; and, lastly, to offer to all singers, whether amateur or professional, a practical and logical conspectus of the diversities of lyrical song over a period of some three hundred years. If, in addition these books will do something to combat the present-day weakness for vocal exhibitionism or narrow eclecticism the labour of their preparation will be doubly justified. 



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Content - Mozart: Adieu (Addio) - Caldara: As a sunbeam at morn (Come raggio di cole) - Gluck: Author of all my joys (O del mio dolce ardor) - Mendelssohn: Cradle Song (Bei der Wiege) - Handel: Dearest Consort (Cara Sposa) - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (Der Tod und das Mädchen) - A. Scarlatti: Dewy Violets (Le Violette) - Hatton: The Enchantress - Haydn: Hark! what I tell to thee - Handel: How changed the vision - Rachmaninoff: How few the joys - D. Scarlatti: Like any foolish moth I fly (Qual farfalletta Amante) - Schubert: Litany (Litanei) - Brahms: Love Triumphant (Von ewiger Liebe) - Liszt: Mignon's Song (Mignons Lied) - Schumann: My soul is dark (Mein Herz ist schwer) - Tchaikowsky: Nay though my heart should break (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) - Brahms: A Night in May (Die Maynacht) - Britten: O can ye sew cushions - Campian: Oft have I sighed - Howells: O, my deir hert (Cradle Song) - Beethoven: The Praise of God (Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur) - Brahms: Sapphic Ode (Sapphische Ode) - Harty: Sea Wrack - Gounod: Serenade (Quand tu chantes) - Schubert: To Music (An die Musik) - Handel: Verdant Meadow (Verdi Prati) - Elgar: Where Corals Lie (from "Sea Pictures") - Sullivan: The Willow Song - Mozart: With a swanlike beauty gliding (Quando miro quel bel ciglio).
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