From Studio to Stage: Repertoire for the Voice

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Music - 375 pages
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The repertoire files of the late Dr. Barbara Doscher, in which she noted her tips, observations on each particular piece, and notes on how to best teach it, comprise a unique trove of wisdom unmatched by any other source. Laboriously transcribed and annotated by John Nix, one of Doscher's students, the notes are presented here as a companion volume to her best-selling text, The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice. Entries are divided by broad category (art song, arias, folk songs, oratorio, musicals, etc.) and are arranged by song title. Each entry includes author, poet or librettist, key(s) available, ranges (for each key), tessitura, difficulty level, voice types, comments, a summary of the text, and notes as to genre, language, and editions available. Five comprehensive indexes facilitate searching. As a guide to selecting vocal repertoire, this book's practical and sometimes colorful comments on each song or aria will assist the vocal instructor in matching the student's ability and range to the appropriate piece. This distillation of Barbara Doscher's many years of experience in the teaching studio is a necessary addition to any vocal instructor's collection, as well as a valuable resource for the individual singer.
 

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Contents

Art Song in English
1
Folk Songs and Spirituals
63
Art Song in Italian
89
Lieder
117
Mélodie
181
Musical Theater Selections
209
Operatic Selections
223
Oratorios Cantatas and Masses
267
Spanish Art Songs
319
Voice with Orchestra and Solo Cantatas
331
Bibliography
339
Composer Index
341
Title Index
344
Poet Index
361
Range Index
367
Difficulty Level Index
372

Recital Groups
281
Russian Art Songs
315
About the Author and Editor
375
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About the author (2002)

Dr. Barbara Doscher was Professor of Voice at the University of Colorado/Boulder for many years. Her students include professional singers who are currently singing at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Chicago Lyric, and Houston grand operas, as well as on national Broadway tours.

John Nix is associate professor of voice, voice pedagogy and research at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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