The Singing in French anthologies
The Singing in French anthologies of songs offer singers with little experience of the French language the support needed to engage with and perform in the language with confidence.
Volume 1 has eighteen songs chosen from the site's scores for their accessibility to young singers are beautifully presented in a single volume with all the language support and commentary needed to help singers create an accomplished performance. Volume 2 builds on the repertoire with twenty-two slightly more challenging songs. Many of the songs are to be found on exam syllabuses, yet all the songs are worthy of a professional recital programme, so the anthologies are also a great place for an advanced singer or a singing teacher with little experience of the French language to start too. For ease of use on a piano music stand the collection is presented in a saddle stitched (stapled) volume.
The collections are competitively priced at £12 (vol.1) and £13.45 (vol.2) plus P&P. As with all the scores from the site, digital accompaniments and readings of the texts for all the songs in the books can be purchased inexpensively from the Shop page.
The anthologies are available with the songs in two keys, suitable for higher or lower voices - and further keys are of course available from the Shop page.
Songs included in Volume 1 are:
Jeunes fillettes - arr. Weckerlin
Tyndaris - Hahn
Guitare - Lalo
Ici-bas! - Fauré
Viens! les gazons sont verts! - Gounod
Chanson de Fortunio - Offenbach
En prière - Fauré
A Lucette - Pierné
Lydia - Fauré
Chanson d'amour - Fauré
Le secret - Fauré
Bonjour, Suzon! - Delibes
Ma poupée chérie - de Séverac
Le charme - Chausson
Psyché - Paladilhe
Oiseaux, si tous les ans - Mozart
Ouvre tes yeux bleus - Massenet
Chanson d'avril - Bizet
Songs included in Volume 2 are:
Dans un bois solitaire et sombre - Mozart
Villanelle - Berlioz
Le soir - Gounod
Sérénade - Gounod
Nocturne - Franck
Chanson triste - Saint-Saëns
Après un rêve - Fauré
Au bord de l'eau - Fauré;
Les berceaux - Fauré
Clair de lune - Fauré
Nell - Fauré
Sylvie - Fauré
Prison - Fauré
Les roses d'Ispahan - Fauré
Extase - Duparc
Le colibri - Chausson
Sérénade italienne - Chausson
Beau soir - Debussy
Romance - Debussy
Mandoline - Debussy
Je te veux - Satie
Sainte - Ravel
Oratorio Arias fo Soprano
The second edition of this collection has 54 arias drawn from Oratorios and Cantatas is beautifully presented and clear to read. Wherever an aria was composed with a preceding recitative this has also been included. An essential collection for students and teachers, and an invaluable resource for professional singers too. All the soprano oratorio repertoire for public examinations has been included. Contents include arias from: Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 588 and RV 589; Purcell’s Come, ye Sons of Art; J. S. Bach’s Cantata no. 21, St John Passion, Cantata no. 68, Cantata no. 92, St Matthew Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio; Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Dixit Dominus, Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, L’Allegro, Alexander Balus, Messiah, Samson, Semele, Joshua, Solomon, Theodora, Jephtha; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Little Organ Mass, The Creation, The Seasons; Mozart’s Exsultate jubilate, Mass in C minor, Vesperae solennes, Coronation Mass; Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Hear my Prayer, Elijah; Fauré’s Requiem; Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue.
The collection costs £17.95 plus P&P. As with all the scores from the site, digital accompaniments will soon be available for purchase inexpensively from the Shop page, as will versions of the scores at baroque pitch.
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Ravel's celebrated collection of Greek folksongs settings are beautifully presented here with the Mélodie Treasury's customary support material - translations, phonetic transcritions and commentaries. They are still as popular as ever and work well for young singers wanting to explore the French song repertoire.
The collection costs £4.99 plus P&P. As with all the scores from the site, digital accompaniments and readings of the texts for all the songs in the books can be purchased inexpensively from the Shop page.