Standard Vocal Literature - Soprano
Edited by Richard Walters
Standard Vocal Literature has already become a huge success with teachers and students. It introduces art song in various languages, plus a smattering of opera, operetta and oratorio. This is the perfect one-volume collection for a college freshman or sophomore, an advanced high school student, or anyone who has moved beyond teaching literature. Each volume has a unique and voice appropriate compilation of 30 selections: 10 songs in English, 4 songs in French, 6 songs in German, 4 songs in Italian, 2 songs in Spanish, 2 carefully chosen opera arias, 1 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta aria, and 1 oratorio aria. Major composers and famous songs are well represented. Includes insightful composer biographies, historical notes on each song, and translations. Each volume includes a book with 2 CDs.