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The ABRSM Songbook, Book 5
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The five-volume ABRSM Songbook series offers singers and their teachers an unrivalled choice of core repertoire that will provide the bedrock for many years of rewarding vocal study. The series features: over 100 art songs, drawn from Grades 1-5 of ABRSM's Singing syllabus; A massive range of repertoire from the Medieval to modern musicals - many in practical new editions; Irresistible new arrangements by Carol Barratt of 18 classic songs. A rich collection of 60 authentic unaccompanied traditional songs, sourced from around the world; English singing translations for every non-English-language song - many newly-commissioned; Useful notes on the songs containing background information and performance suggestions; CDs of piano accompaniments to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings of the text to every song, performed by native speakers.
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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square [Manning Sherwin] ; Una palomita blanca [Rodrigo] ; An Sylvia [Franz Schubert] ; Vergebliches Standchen [Johannes Brahms] ; Dove sei? [George Frideric Handel] ; Vieni, vieni o mio diletto [Vivaldi] ; Fear no more the heat o' the sun [Ian Higginson] ; Where the bee sucks [Thomas Arne] ; From a Railway Carriage [Alec Rowley] ; Where'er you walk [George Frideric Handel] ; Bengawan Solo [Trad.] ; Hirschlein ging im Wald spazieren [Peter Cornelius] ; Cantilena del 'Maggio' [Trad.] ; Canto de la trilla [Trad.] ; I attempt from love's sickness to fly [H. Purcell] ; Henry Martyn [Trad.] ; Molihua [Trad.] ; If doughty deeds [Sullivan] ; Noches de luna [Trad.] ; Tatties an' Herrin' [Trad.] ; It was a lover and his lass [Thomas Morley] ; The Banks of Newfoundland [Trad.] ; The Blackbird of Avondale [Trad.] ; Jeg elsker Dig [Edvard Grieg] ; The Sprig of Thyme [Trad.] ; The Woods of Trugh [Trad.] ; Jsem jako lipa koata [Dvorak] ; To be a Farmer's Boy [Trad.] ; Linden Lea [Vaughan Williams] ; Love Walked In [George Gershwin / Ira G

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Best Classical Publication 2009 * MIA Award * This series is a rich source of songs for teachers and students ... the CDs add to overall usefulness of the volumes, especially with native speakers of the various languages of the international traditional songs. * Journal of Singing *

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