The ABRSM Songbook - Book 1

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Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

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.

This series features:

  • Over 1000 art songs, drawn from Grades 1-5 of the Associated Board'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 eighteen classic songs.
  • A rich collection of sixty 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 accompaniment to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings of the text to every song, performed by native speakers.
ISBN: 9781860965975
Published on: 09 September 2008
No of pages: 76
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860965975

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          Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
          8 out of 10


          Southampton GB parent of young singer
          sheets easy to read, wide range of songs, CD.
          Reviewer left no comment
          Confirmed purchase: 06 January 2016
          Published on: 25 February 2016
          10 out of 10


          Sunderland GB
          The CD included is great
          Confirmed purchase: 13 October 2015
          Published on: 08 November 2015
          8 out of 10


          Crook GB PIano and singing teacher
          Having the accompaniments is helpful for students who have no piano or accompanist to help between lessons.
          It would be more beneficial for practice, particularly for very young singers, if the solo line was played over the accompaniment.
          Confirmed purchase: 26 September 2014
          Published on: 10 October 2014

          Musicroom Reviews

          An impressive volume of pieces for Grade 1. The CD is very useful for pupils to use in their practice between lessons.It is also helpful to be given some suggestions for folksongs at the end of the book.
          Anonymous - (Templecombe, United Kingdom)
          I ordered this songbook for my daughter and was told it needed to available for the next lesson (less then a week away)It arrived ahead of schedule and in excellent condition. Thank you Grade 1 vocal here we come.
          Anonymous - (Dudley, United Kingdom)
          Excellent songbook that allows a pupil to do Grade 1 singing from just one book for the first time. Accompanying CD is a great reason to buy, although a shame that the melodies for the unaccompanied songs were not included on it, or a version of the accompaniments to the art songs that included the sung melody to help pupils in preparation for singing them with the 'actual' piano parts. Still an essential purchase for all singing teachers, though.
          Anonymous - (Maidenhead, United Kingdom)
          As a teacher I think this whole series is a very good buy. The range of songs in this grade one book is very extensive, and you would find songs to suit most young voices. There is also some modern music included such as where is love and walking in the air which prove very popular with beginners.
          Anonymous - (MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom)
          Well balanced selection of songs and the largest number of items in one place from the exam list.
          Anonymous - (Ely, United Kingdom)
          A really useful collection of songs not just for singing exams. The Cd Accompaniments are useful, as are the pronunciation guides although sung versions would have informed more. A shame that there is no musical learning tool for the folksongs too.
          Anonymous - (Faversham, United Kingdom)

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