The Tales of Hoffmann

Author: Mary Dibbern
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 1576470334
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

Mary Dibbern, Music Director of Education and Family Programs at The Dallas Opera, and adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas has created a Performance Guide for Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann. This contribution to the Vox Musicae series presents a word-by-word translation and IPA transcription of the published versions of the French libretto, and her translations of its literary sources trace the libretto's development from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Tales." The Guide includes an interview with French opera specialist Janine Reiss, and a Foreword by Thomas Grubb. This well-rounded volume is designed for use by singers, vocal coaches, conductors, producers and directors, as well as opera-lovers.

Coloratura Arias for Soprano

Author: Martha Gerhart
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480319998
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Music

(Vocal Collection). An excellent volume of coloratura arias has been added to the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology series. With 30 arias in English, Italian, German, French and Russian, this is the largest collection of coloratura operatic excerpts ever published. Because of the nature of the material, tradition-based performance suggestions are liberally found throughout the volume. For instance, you will find standard vocal variations for the "Doll Song" from The Tales of Hoffmann included in the edition, along with the original vocal line. Like the other volumes in the ground-breaking series, there are historical and plot notes about each aria, new engravings, and new translations for study.

ISBN: LCCN:67003277
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Genre: China

The Pirates of Penzance Vocal Score

Author: W. S. Gilbert
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486171470
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Genre: Music

Editors returned to original manuscripts to produce vocal score closest to Gilbert and Sullivan's original intentions for this madcap tale of tender-hearted pirates. Includes libretto, all voice parts, plus a piano reduction of the full score.

Art Song

Author: Carol Kimball
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480352520
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Music

(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book clearly and insightfully defines the fundamental characteristics of art song, and the integral relationship between lyric poetry and its musical settings. Topics covered include poetry basics for singers, exercises for singers in working with poetry, insights into composers' musical settings of poetry, building recital programs, performance suggestions, and recommended literature for college and university classical voice majors. The three appendices address further aspects of poetry, guidelines for creating a recital program, and representative classical voice recitals of various descriptions. Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is extremely useful as an "unofficial" text for college/university vocal literature classes, as an excellent resource for singers and voice teachers, and of interest to all those who are fascinated by the rich legacy of the art song genre.


Author: Carol Kimball
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781476853529
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Music

(Book). Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years, this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of 150 composers of various nationalities, as well as articles on styles of various schools of composition.

First Lessons in Bach

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457440474
Release Date: 19??
Genre: Music

Willard A. Palmer updates this popular volume by turn-of-the-century British educator, Walter Carroll. The easiest keyboard works of J.S. Bach and others are presented primarily as Carroll edited them, with complete fingering, tempo, dynamic, and articulation markings. Improvements over Carroll's edition include wider line spacing and the restoration of Bach's ornaments that were previously omitted.

Music by the Masters

Author: Russell E. Lanning
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457454718
Release Date: 1999-12-07
Genre: Music

This consistent top-seller includes 65 works by these famous composers: C. P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert , Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Excellent, motivating literature for the intermediate pianist.

A First Book of Bach

Author: David Dutkanicz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486171531
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Music

Students of all ages will delight in these 26 simple piano arrangements of familiar melodies such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Wachet Auf, plus other fun-to-play pieces.


Author: Giuseppe Verdi
Publisher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi
ISBN: 1480304794
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Music

(Vocal Score). Italian only, with an introductory plot synopsis in English. This new edition features a new cover design and introductory plot synopsis in English.

Eagle Minds

Author: Alan M. Gillmor
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9781554586899
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Eagle Minds—a selection from the correspondence between the Canadian composer and scholar Istvan Anhalt and his American counterpart George Rochberg—is a splendid chronicle and a penetrating analysis of the swerving socio-cultural movements of a volatile half-century as observed by two highly gifted individuals. Beginning in 1961 and spanning forty-four years, their conversation embraces not only music but other forms of contemporary art, as well as politics, philosophy, religion, and mysticism. The letters chronicle the deepening of their friendship over the years, and the openness, honesty, and genuine warmth between them provide the reader with an intimate look at their personalities. A fascinating intellectual tension emerges between the two men as they record their individual responses to musical modernism, to changing political and social realities, and to their Jewish heritage and sense of place, one as a son of Ukrainian immigrants to the United States, the other as a refugee from war-torn Hungary. Allowing us a privileged glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of these fascinating men, Eagle Minds is a valuable tool for scholars interested in North American composers in the late twentieth century and essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural and social history of that era.

Offenbach s Songs from the Great Operettas

Author: Jacques Offenbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486171487
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Music

Jacques Offenbach (1819–80) ranks among the greatest composers of lighthearted operettas, and his famous songs continue to charm millions who know neither their names nor their composer. This volume features the sheet music for 38 popular songs from 14 operettas. All are reproduced from the original sheet music — a few from the original piano-vocal scores, and some with lively pictorial covers. Contents include four songs from Orpheé aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld), five songs from La belle Hélène, four songs from La vie parisienne, six songs from La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, seven songs from La Périchole, three songs from La fille du tambour-major, and more. The complete French texts appear on the music pages, and a separate section offers English translations. All songs were chosen by Antonio de Almeida, a renowned conductor and authority on Offenbach, who also provides an informative Introduction.

A Little Night Music

Author: Stephen Sondheim
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 185459107X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Musicals

An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns'. New York Drama Critics Circle Award Tony Award for Best Musical Middle-aged actress Desir�e Armfeldt - presided over by her formidable mother - attempts to rid herself of one lover in order to marry another. Based on Ingmar Bergman's film, Smiles of a Summer Night.