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The ABRSM Songbook, Book 5: Vocal

Vocal Album | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Subtitle Selected pieces and traditional songs in five volumes
Instrumentation Vocal
Publisher ABRSM
Series ABRSM Songbooks

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.
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Vocal Album
Release Date 2008
Pages 76
ISBN 9781860966019
Edition Number 9781860966019
Catalog No. 9781860966019
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  1. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square [Manning Sherwin]
  2. Una palomita blanca [Rodrigo]
  3. An Sylvia [Franz Schubert]
  4. Vergebliches Standchen [Johannes Brahms]
  5. Dove sei? [George Frideric Handel]
  6. Vieni, vieni o mio diletto [Vivaldi]
  7. Fear no more the heat o' the sun [Ian Higginson]
  8. Where the bee sucks [Thomas Arne]
  9. From a Railway Carriage [Alec Rowley]
  10. Where'er you walk [George Frideric Handel]
  11. Bengawan Solo [Trad.]
  12. Hirschlein ging im Wald spazieren [Peter Cornelius]
  13. Cantilena del 'Maggio' [Trad.]
  14. Canto de la trilla [Trad.]
  15. I attempt from love's sickness to fly [H. Purcell]
  16. Henry Martyn [Trad.]
  17. Molihua [Trad.]
  18. If doughty deeds [Sullivan]
  19. Noches de luna [Trad.]
  20. Tatties an' Herrin' [Trad.]
  21. It was a lover and his lass [Thomas Morley]
  22. The Banks of Newfoundland [Trad.]
  23. The Blackbird of Avondale [Trad.]
  24. Jeg elsker Dig [Edvard Grieg]
  25. The Sprig of Thyme [Trad.]
  26. The Woods of Trugh [Trad.]
  27. Jsem jako lipa koata [Dvorak]
  28. To be a Farmer's Boy [Trad.]
  29. Linden Lea [Vaughan Williams]
  30. Love Walked In [George Gershwin / Ira G

The ABRSM Songbook - Book 5 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
10 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

A really good cross-section of songs and excellent value for money.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 28 September 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
8 out of 10


Bristol GB Casual singer
Variety of songs - classical, traditional, world, folk.

Excellent piano score.
Some of the foreign language songs did not appeal to me.
Confirmed purchase: 14 July 2016
Published on: 02 August 2016
10 out of 10


One of the best song collections for singers of all ages and the accompanying cds are very helpful
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 20 October 2014
Published on: 17 November 2014
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