The ability to sing in foreign languages is a much-needed skill for singers, but few vocal training resources tackle this aspect comprehensively in one book. With this in mind, ABRSM examiners and professional singers Heidi Pegler and Nicola-Jane Kemp have written The language of song, a graded series of songbooks that provide classic song repertoire, carefully selected to develop the vital skills required to sing in a foreign language.
An invaluable resource for all singing students and teachers, each song gives both a literal and poetic translation of each text, a detailed pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) guide and background information on the songs as well as technical and musical teaching points. The accompanying CD provides the text for each song spoken by a native speaker - expert language consultants who specialise in coaching singers - as well as a recording of each song accompaniment by international pianist Iain Harrington.
Not just ideal for those taking graded singing exams, these are invaluable for singers of any age exploring international song repertoire up to university and college level.
Learn to sing this wonderful foreign language repertoire confidently and effectively and celebrate the Language of Song!
Absolutely loved this book! Such an extensive collection of pieces and such a good variety! I use this book because two of my Grade 8 pieces are in it and my singing teacher was more than impressed and took down the name to order it for herself! All in all a must buy for a keen advanced singer. Anonymous
I'm really happy with this purchase. The pronounciation on the CD is very helpful. Although it doesn't play the voice part along with you, it does help to memorise it. It has a good list of songs, some of which are in the grade 8 singing lists. i've given it 4 stars because it doesn't play the vioce on the accompanying track. However i would find out the song list before purchasing, that information is not on the website. Anonymous
- (United Kingdom)