The Art Of French Song Volume 1 (Medium-Low Voice)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Medium Voice/Low Voice/Piano Accompaniment (MED VCE/LOW VCE/PFA)
Catalogue #: EP7519B
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Those interested in French music have often had reason to be grateful to Roger Nichols; his writings on Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen and Poulenc are indispensable to the music lover.

Nichols now turns his attentions to the mélodie, where it is his mission to encourage singers to explore beyond the well-trodden paths of French song. In these two anthologies he does not ignore masterpieces by composers of the stature of Fauré and Duparc, but sets them alongside music - almost impossible to find elsewhere in print - by such under-estimated figures as Reber, Viardot, Massé and Paladilhe.

Even the more celebrated songs are often not easily found in practical editions, which makes this selection an ideal starting point for wider exploration. In each of these volumes the songs appear in the chronological order of their composer's birth, but Nichols somehow contrives a line-up of music which seems delightfully arbitrary at the same time as carefully designed to enrich everyone's understanding of the mélodie. The books also contain a remarkable amount of scholarship, lightly worn and pithily expressed.

As well as complete translations of the songs, there is a useful and concise introduction on singing in French, together with an illuminating historical note and critical commentary; and Nichols gives full due to the poets who were of crucial importance in the development of the mélodie tradition.

Complete with translations and guidance on pronunciation

Niedermeyer Le Lac (Meditation poétique) Berlioz Absence Gounod Ô ma belle Rebelle Viardot Fleur desséchée Franck S'il est un charmant gazon Massé Consolation Lalo Ballade à la lune Saint-Saëns La sérénité Delibes Chanson espagnole Bizet Pastorale Massenet Nuit d'Espagne Chabrier L'île heureuse Paladilhe Sérénité de la nuit Fauré Lydia Fauré Après un rêve Duparc Extase Chausson Le colibri Debussy Mandoline Debussy C'est l'extase langoureuse Satie Daphénéo Satie Spleen Séverac Ma poupée chérie Dupont Chanson des noisettes Poulenc La Grenouillère



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Format: Vocal Album
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Language: French, English
Publisher: Edition Peters
Editor: Roger Nichols

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