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Music: Vocal Music

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Vocal Music

Adams, David. A Handbook of Diction for Singers: Italian, German, French. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. MT 883.A23 1999

Brahms, Johannes, and Beaumont Glass. Brahms' Complete Song Texts: In One Volume Containing Solo Songs, Duets, Liebeslieder Waltzes (Both Sets), the Alto Rhapsody, Folk Song Arrangements. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 1999. ML 54.6 .B82 G52 1999

Castel, Nico, et al. French Opera Libretti. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 1999. ML 48 .F74 1999

Castel, Nico, Scott Jackson Wiley, and Marcie Stapp. Italian Belcanto Opera Libretti. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 2000. ML 48 .I83 2000

Cheek, Timothy. Singing in Czech: A Guide to Czech Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 2001. MT 883 .C44 2001

Coffin, Berton. Coffin's Overtones of Bel Canto: Phonetic Basis of Artistic Singing. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980. MT 883.C6

Coffin, Berton. Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias. 2nd ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1982. (Companion to The Singer's Repertoire) MT 883.P5 1982

Gerhart, Martha. Italian song texts from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Mt. Morris, N.Y.: Leyerle Publications, 2002. ML 54.6 .I85 2002 v.1-2     

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Claudio Monteverdi, Nico Castel, and Marcie Stapp. Gluck & Monteverdi Opera Libretti: International Phonetic Alphabet Transcriptions, Word for Word Translations, Notes on the French and Italian Transcriptions. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 2008. ML 48 .G58 2008

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, and Nico Castel. The Libretti of Mozart's Completed Operas: In Two Volumes. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 1997. ML 49 .M83 C37 1997

Piatak, Jean. Russian Songs and Arias. Dallas: Pst. Inc., 1991. MT 883 .P54

Schubert, Franz, and Beaumont Glass. Schubert's complete song texts. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 1996. ML 54.6 .S39 G515 1996 v.1-2

Schumann, Robert, and Beaumont Glass. Schumann's complete song texts: in one volume containing all completed solo songs including those not published during the composer's lifetime, duets, trios, quartets. Geneseo, N.Y.: Leyerle, 2002. ML 54.6 .S487 G52 2002

Strauss, Richard, and Beaumont Glass. Richard Strauss' Complete Song Texts: In One Volume Containing All Solo Songs Including Those Not Published During the Composer's Lifetime. Mt. Morris, N.Y.: Leyerle, 2004. ML 54.6 .S86 S62 2004

Wolf, Hugo, and Beaumont Glass. Hugo Wolf's Complete Song Texts: In One Volume Containing All Completed Solo Songs Including Those Not Published During the Composer's Lifetime. Mt. Morris, N.Y.: Leyerle, 2000. ML 54.6 .W6 G55 2000

See the Diction and Phonetic Readings page for more translations

For more resources, look under ML 54.6 on the 3rd floor


Coffin, Berton, Werner Singer and Pierre Delattre. Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1966-1972. ML 54.6.W65 v.1-2

Cockburn J. and Stokes, Richard. The Spanish Song Companion. London: Victor Gollancz, 1992. ML 54.6 .S76 1992

Debussy, Claude. The Poetic Debussy. 2nd ed. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1994. ML 54.6 .D42 C62 1994

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich. The Fischer-Dieskau Book of Lieder. New York: Knopf, 1977. PT 1160 .E6 F5 1977

Jefferson, Alan. The Lieder of Richard Strauss. New York: Praeger, 1971. MT 115 .S83 J4

Johnson, Graham. A French Song Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ML 54.6 .J76 F74 2000

Lakeway, Ruth. Italian Art Song. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989. ML 2533 .L25 1989

Meister, Barbara. Nineteenth-Century French Song: Faure, Chausson, Duparc, and Debussy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980. ML 2827 .M36

LeVan, Timothy. Masters of the Italian Art Song: Word-by-Word and Poetic Translations of the Complete Songs for Voice and Piano. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990. ML 54.6 .M34 1990

Miller, Philip L. The Ring of Words: An Anthology of Song Texts. New York: W.W. Norton, 1973. ML 54.6 .M5 R5 1973

Phillips, Lois. Lieder Line by Line and Word for Word. Rev. ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. ML 54.6 .P55 L5 1996

Prawer, S.S. The Penguin Book of Lieder. New York: Penguin Books, 1979. PT 1187 .P46 1979

Sams, Eric. The Songs of Hugo Wolf. London: Eulenberg, 1983. ML 410 .W8 S2 1983

Schubert, Franz. The Complete Song Texts. London: Gollancz, 1988. ML 54.6 .S39 W53 1988

Stark, Lucien. A Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. MT 115 .B73 S73 1995

Coffin, Berton. Singer's Repertoire. 2nd ed. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1960-1962. ML 128.V7 C67 1960 v.1-5

Dunlap, Kay and Winchester, Barbara. Vocal Chamber Music: A Performer's Guide. New York: Garland, 1985. ML 128 .V7 D86 1985

Kagan, Sergius. Music for the Voice: A Descriptive List of Concert and Teaching Material. Rev. ed. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1997. (Originally published in 1968.) ML 128.V7 K3 1997

Lust, Patricia D. American Vocal Chamber Music, 1945-1980: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. ML 128 .V7 L8 1985

Manning, Jane. New Vocal Repertory: An Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 2 v. ML 128 .V7 M3 1994 v. 2. 

Manning, Jane. New Vocal Repertory: An Introduction. London: MacMillan, 1986. ML1406 .M3 1986

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