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(Vocal Collection). For well over a century, the G. Schirmer edition of 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries has introduced millions of beginning singers to serious Italian vocal literature. Offered in two accessible keys suitable for all singers, it is likely to be the first publication a voice teacher will ask a first-time student to purchase. The classic Parisotti realizations result in rich, satisfying accompaniments which allow singers pure musical enjoyment. For ease of practice, carefully prepared accompaniments are also recorded on CD by John Keene, a New York-based concert accompanist and vocal coach who has performed throughout the United States for radio and television. Educated at the University of Southern California, Keene has taught accompanying at the university level and collaborated with Gian Carlo Menotti and Thea Musgrave on productions of their operas.
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. (September 1, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
I Love the Addition of the Accompaniment CD!
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on April 18, 2010
I had this book previously and had studied and sung many of the songs. After years of not singing these songs, I had the opportunity to sing at an Italian Festival,on rather short notice. There was no pianist available and I was about to say that I could not do it when I found myself online looking for possible accompaniments. I ran across this book with the CD accompaniments. The book arrived the next day. I found enough accompaniments for songs that I knew. I used three of the accompaniments, which I recommend highly, those being Amarilli, Mia Bella, “Gia il Sole dal Gange” and “O, del Mio Dolce’Ardor.” These are all played at a slower tempo than the accompaniments of these in the Paton book, which are all played too fast, especially “O, del Mio Dolce’Ardor,” which is just played at a ridiculous, unsingable, really unmusical pace in the Paton book. I could not use the “Sebben Crudele” accompaniment from this book as it was played too fast. However, the good thing about this CD is that you actually can slow these accompaniments down on your computer, but I didn’t have time to mess with that for this performance. In general, this Book/CD set is a boon to singers and well worth the money. I agree with a previous reviewer however – it would have been nice if they had included the melody which could then be turned off after it was learned.
Four times as expensive as the first time I purchased this version, but still a classic collection for the voice student.
on May 4, 2015
By D. Newirth
Can’t believe I’m buying this for the second time (esp. when I already own the version for medium-low voice), but when the voice teacher instructs, I obey 🙂
so glad i have it now
on January 21, 2017
By Andrew Egbuchiem
sure it did….i am so glad i bought it
on September 18, 2016
Great compilation, essential for study.
A strong voice
on October 15, 2015
A book I had long ago but lost. I was trained by my vocal coach with this great book.
A "standard" for college vocal major
on April 8, 2015
By N. Sun
Received book timely. Print quality is good. I am using it for my college vocal lessons. It’s a “standard” for every vocal majors (with their respective voice range.)
on February 28, 2017
I love this edition! A must have for any level of singing!! Great price and on time!
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