This series of 5 book/audio packs is an introduction to art song in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each volume has a different song list, and includes 30 selections in appropriate keys. Beyond art song, each collection includes two carefully chosen opera arias, an oratorio aria, and an operetta aria by Gilbert & Sullivan. Recorded pronunciation lessons and piano accompaniments are included.
Contents: ANONYMOUS: Have you seen but a white loly grow? • ARNE: O come, o come my dearest • BELLINI: Ma rendi pur contento • BLOW: Tell me no more • BRAHMS: Standchen • CACCINI: Tu ch'hai le penne, Amore • DONAUDY: O del mio amato ben • DOWLAND: Come again, sweet love • DE FALLA: Asturiana • FAURE: Chanson • Clair de lune • Lydia • LALO: Vainement, ma bien-aimee • MARTINI: Plaisir d'amour • MENDELSSOHN: If with all your hearts • MOZART: Dalla sua pace • OBRADORS: Del cabello mas sutil • PURCELL: If music be the food of love • I'll sail upon the Dog Star • QUILTER: Hey, ho, the Wind and the Rain • O mistress mine • Take, o take those lips away • SCARLATTI: Sento nel core • SCHUBERT: Standchen • Wohin? • SCHUMANN: Du bist wie eine Blume • Widmung • RICHARD STRAUSS: Allerseelen • SULLIVAN: Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Brest • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea
Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.