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SONG ANTHOLOGIES:

SONG ANTHOLOGY ONE
Edited by Anne and William Leyerle
Fourth Revised Edition

Ah!mio cor............................................. G.F. Handel
Ah! mon berger!.................................J.-B. Weckerlin
Après un rêve.................................................G. Fauré
Arise, sweet messenger of morn..................T.A. Arne
Bist du bei mir...............................................J.S. Bach
Black is the color of my true love’s hair... W. Leyerle
Blow, blow, thou winter wind......................T.A. Arne
Caro mio ben........................................... G. Giordano
Come again, sweet love............................. J. Dowland
Come unto these yellow sands.................... H. Purcell
Deep river......................................... (Arr.) A. Leyerle
Der Leiermann.......................................... F. Schubert
Die Nacht.................................................... R. Strauss
Du Ring an meinem Finger.....................R. Schumann
Élégie.........................................................J. Massenet
Ev’ry time I feel the spirit.................(Arr.) A. Leyerle
Fare you will.....................................(Arr.) A. Leyerle
Greensleeves.....................................(Arr.) A. Leyerle
I attempt from Love’s sickness to fly.......... H. Purcell
In haven.......................................................... E. Elgar
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho.......... (Arr.) A. Leyerle
Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn................J. Brahms
Lou baïlèro.......................... J. Canteloube De Malaret
Madrigal...................................................... V. D’Indy
Mandoline................................................. C. Debussy
Nel cor più non mi sento.......................... G. Paisiello
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt................. R. Schumann
Ombra mai fù........................................... G.F. Handel
O mistress mine............................ Mrs. H.H.A. Beach
Rapsodia primaverile.......................... R. Leoncavallo
Romance.................................................... C. Debussy
Rule Britannia............................................. T.A. Arne
Schlagende Herzen...................................... R. Strauss
Shenandoah...................................... (Arr.) A. Leyerle
Sigh no more, ladies................................. W.A. Fisher
Un moto di gioja..................................... W.A. Mozart
Vado ben spesso......................... (Attributed).S. Rosa
Villanelle..................................................... H. Berlioz
Vittoria mio core..................................... G. Carissimi
Volksliedchen.........................................R. Schumann
Wayfaring stranger............................(Arr.) A. Leyerle
Where corals lie............................................. E. Elgar

159 Pages Comb-Binding Medium Range

ISBN 1-878617-05-2 $12.95

"...This is a most valuable and unique anthology. It should find wide acceptance, especially in the areas of class voice and beginning vocal study... The anthology is heartily recommended."
James Wainner
The NATS Bulletin, March/April 1981
[Now, Journal of Singing]

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SONG ANTHOLOGY TWO
Edited by Anne and William Leyerle
Second Edition, Greatly Revised

Contents:

ENGLISH:
Take, O take those lips away........ Mrs. H.H.A. Beach
The lass that loves a sailor............................C. Didbin
I have twelve oxen........................................ J. Ireland
Spring sorrow............................................... J. Ireland
The minstrel boy.............................. (Arr.) A. Leyerle
The treasure chest...................................... W. Leyerle
Now sleeps the crimson petal.......................R. Quilter
Bright is the ring of words.........R. Vaughan Williams

FRENCH:
Quand li roussignol joli...................... C. DeCoucy
Lamento...................................................... H. Duparc
Pholoé............................................................. R. Hahn
Buvons bien................................................. V. D’Indy
Nicolette........................................................ M. Ravel
La statue de bronze......................................... E. Satie
Daphénéo.........................................................E. Satie
Le chapelier..................................................... E. Satie
Chanson à manger........ (Arr. Weckerlin) C. Lemaire

GERMAN:
Der Kuss.......................................... L. van Beethoven
Die Mainacht............................................... J. Brahms
Nur ein Gesicht auf Erden lebt.....................J. Brahms
Lob der Faulheit............................................ J. Haydn
Liebst du um Schönheit............................... G. Mahler
An die Musik............................................. F. Schubert
Verborgenheit..................................................H. Wolf

ITALIAN:
L’Immago tua............................................. E. Astorga
Tu fai la superbetta................................... W. Defesch
O del mio amato ben................................. S. Donaudy
Lascia ch’io pianga.................................. G.F. Handel
Nebbie.......................................................O. Respighi
Star vicino..................................(Attributed)...S. Rosa
‘A vucchella................................................ F.P. Tosti
L’alba sepàra della luce l’ombra.................. F.P. Tosti

RUSSIAN:
The statue of Tsarskoe Selo.............................. C. Cui
If deceits of life are numbing.............................C. Cui
Doubt........................................................ M.I. Glinka
Classic...............................................M. Moussorgsky
As the fair skies, your eyes are shining
....N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Spring............................................... P.I. Tchaikovsky
SPANISH:
Del salón en el ángulo oscuro.......................I. Albéniz
Polo....................................................M. Garcia (Père)
Mañanica era............................................ E. Granados
Canto de la trilla...........................................J. Inzenga
Haur gaixua lo eta, lo (Basque).........(Arr.) A. Leyerle
Seguidillas Manchegas..................... (Arr.) A. Leyerle
Madre, la mia madre...................................... A. Vives
El curro marinero........................................ S. Yradier

207 Pages Comb-Binding Medium to High Range

ISBN 1-878617-17-6 $14.95

"...the Leyerles have published another excellent collection of songs... a welcome expansion of available literature... great for most teaching studios... This collection of 46 songs is a real bargain!"
Walter Martin (Review of first edition)
The NATS Bulletin, [now Journal of Singing]May/June 1985

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FRENCH DICTION SONGS
Edited by Anne and William Leyerle
Revised and Corrected Edition 1990

Contents:

Je languis nuit et jour.................................. J.-B. Lully
Vous excitez la plus sincère ardeur............J.P. Rameau
L’Amour croît s’il s’inquiète..................J.J. Rousseau
Dans un bois solitaire............................. W.A. Mozart
L’Absence................................................... H. Berlioz
Lied.............................................................. C. Franck
Clair de lune..........................................C. Saint-Saëns
La chanson du fou.......................................... G. Bizet
Villanelle des petits canards........................E. Chabrier
Pastel.........................................................É. Paladilhe
En sourdine.................................................... G. Fauré
Le manoir de Rosamonde............................H. Duparc
Le charme.................................................E. Chausson
Les angélus............................................... C. Debussy
Rondel........................................................C. Debussy
D’Une prison................................................. R. Hahn
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques............M. Ravel
I. Le réveil de la mariée
II. Là-bas, vers l’église
III. Quel galant m’est comparable
IV. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
V. Tout gai!
Civet à toute vitesse................................. L. Bernstein
La chanson de la Glu................................. J. Johnston

Les odes de jeunesse.....................D. Ward-Steinman
I. À la Forêt de Gastine
II. À la Fontaine Bellerie

128 Pages Smyth-Sewn Medium to High Range

ISBN 0-9602296-9-8 $12.95

For the first time, the singer has access to a group of French songs which includes the IPA spelling directly beneath the foreign language text on the actual music page. Although a few of the songs are in high or low range, most are in the medium range.

"...Anne and William Leyerle have provided a tool which makes the job of introducing French repertory and French diction to singers simpler and more efficient... Those who have benefitted from the Leyerles’ SONG ANTHOLOGY ONE and SONG ANTHOLOGY TWO will have some idea of the quality and helpfulness of this volume. Those who have not should become familiar with all three."
Paul A. Richardson
The American Music Teacher, Feb./March 1987

"...The selected repertoire, for the most part, can not be found in typical anthologies of French song... will be most useful in the voice studio as well as in diction classes..."
Richard Dale Sjoerdsma
Tht NATS Bulletin, November/December 1984
(Now Journal of Singing)

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L'ARIA BAROCCA
Edited by John Glenn Paton

Contents:

Gioite al canto mio.....................................Jacopo Peri
Cara è la rosa, e vaga.......................Andrea Falconieri
Segui, segui dolente core*...............Andrea Falconieri
Se pietade in te non trovi..............Domenico Manzolo
Ecco, che pur baciate*......................Domenico Obizzi
Sento un certo non so che............ Claudio Monteverdi
Delizie contente.............................. Francesco Cavalli
A fè! mi fate ridere......................... Francesco Cavalli
O del ben............................................... Antonio Cesti
Io pur seguirò.............................Allessandro Stradella
Già il sole dal Gange....................Allesandro Stradella
Astri fieri............................................... Anonymous
Non posso disperar.......................Giovanni Bononcini
Un certo non so che........................... Antonio Vivaldi
Io vi voglio adorar...........................Rosanna Marcello

110 Pages Smyth-Sewn Medium High Range

ISBN 0-9602296-5-5 $8.95

110 Pages Smyth-Sewn Medium Low Range

ISBN 0-9602296-7-1 $8.95

Each of the two volumes listed above contains the same 15 songs. *Two of the songs are in the same key in both high and low volumes. They are: Segui, segui dolente core by Andrea Falconieri, and Ecco, che pur baciate by Domenico Obizzi. Mr. Paton wanted to avoid having the young singer go needlessly into the upper passaggio in the medium high range volume.

Every song is taken from original publications or manuscripts found in European libraries, with commentary on each song, including background, composer, performance suggestions, accompaniment, and source. There is a literal English translation at the bottom of each music page (an innovation Mr. Paton first introduced in G. Schirmer’s Vaccai edition of 1975). In addition, L’ARIA BAROCCA contains the same innovative three-line linguistic aids first presented in SONG ANTHOLOGY ONE and SONG ANTHOLOGY TWO: IPA, top line; original Italian text, middle line; and word-for-word translation, bottom line.

"...This excellent collection of ...arias from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries is especially aimed at the student, introducing him or her to the Italian language and to the Baroque style of singing... After an informative introduction, Paton provides an excellent, well-planned essay on singing Italian. Finally, there are copious notes giving the historical background of the song, the meaning of the text, both a singing translation and a literal translation— in fact, everything a good coach would tell a student about how to give the best possible performance..."
George Newton
The NATS Journal, January/February 1987

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THOU SOFT FLOWING AVON
A collection of 15 songs
By Thomas Arne
Edited by Thomas Goleeke

Contents:

1. Go, lovely rose
2. Thou soft flowing Avon
3. Arise, sweet messenger (from Alfred)
4. O spread thy green mantle (from May Day)
5. The rover reclaimed
6. To fair Fidele’s grassy tomb
7. O peace, thou fairest (from Alfred)
8. Sigh no more (from Much Ado About Nothing)
9. The complaint
10. The generous distressed
11. Nymphs and shepherds (from Alfred)
12. The owl (from Love’s Labor’s Lost)
13. The soldier, tir’d of war’s alarms (from Artaxerxes)
14. Behold me (from The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green)
15. The serenade

"Thomas Arne (1710-1778) is considered by some to be the most important English composer of the 18th century. Like his more famous contemporary Handel, Arne was destined by his father for a career in law, but also like Handel was able to convince his father that he was better suited to a life in music...
This anthology comes from my conviction that Arne’s songs deserve a wider audience and that they are excellent teaching songs for all levels. Most of these songs were chosen from the out-of-print 18th-century publications Lyric Harmony 1 and 2, Vocal Melody 1 and 2, and The Songs and duetto in The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green...[and] Favorite Songs in The Merchant of Venice. I arranged the accompaniments for keyboard from instrumental parts and a figured bass....
"
Thomas Goleeke
(From Preface to THOU SOFT FLOWING AVON)

71 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper

Medium to High Voice

$10.95

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TWENTY-FOUR SONGS OF EARLY AMERICANS - FOR CHURCH
Transcribed, edited and compiled by Gordon Myers

When performed with narrator, the first twenty songs of this collection becomes:

A Solo Cantata for Medium Voice(s):

A THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Contents:

1. High in the Heavens, Eternal God!.....................Timothy Swan
2. In Worlds of Light, Begin the Song...............Lewis Edson, Sr.
3. Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow!........................... Supply Belcher
4. A Thousand Sacred Sweets.................................Oliver Holden
5. How Beauteous are the Feet.............................Abraham Wood
6. Pilgrims on the Scorching Sand.........................Justin Morgan
7. Give Thanks to God............................................ Jacob French
8. Behold a Lovely Vine..................................... Jeremiah Ingalls
9. Think Mighty God on Feeble Man...................Simeon Jocelin
10. Almighty King of Heaven Above....................Daniel Belknap
11. Children of the Heavenly King......................Jeremiah Ingalls
12. No More Beneath th’Oppressor’s Hand..........Stephan Jenks
13. On the Wings of Thy Song.......................Francis Hopkinson
14. God We See All Around............................... Jeremiah Ingalls
15. Oh Lord, Our Heav’nly King...............................James Lyon
16. O Lord Our Fathers Oft Have Told...............William Billings
17. New England’s God Forever Reigns.............William Billings
18. Amazing Grace..(Text by John Newman)............Folk melody
19. O God, My Heart is Bent to Magnify Thy Name ................................................................................Timothy Swan
20. Hallelujah!........................................................... Josiah Flagg

Four additional songs not included in the Cantata:
21. While Shepherds Watch’d Their Flocks By Night.....Anon.
(for Christmas)
22. Angels Tell the Lord is Ris’n ....................... Abraham Wood
(for Easter)
23. To Grace a Marriage Feast ........................... Jeremiah Ingalls
(for a Wedding)
24. The Lord My Shepherd Is............................... Raynor Taylor
(for General use)

94 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper

Medium Range

$12.95

Always a man of many surprises, we now may glimpse the sacred side of Gordon Myers, having had ample sampling of the profane, via his many humorous essays in The Art of Belly Canto. In his Preface to this volume, he states:

"In this edition the reader will find an ‘over-laid’ function: Two uses for the price of one! One: Each of these SONGS OF EARLY AMERICANS may be used by itself as a solo in a church service. Some may be arranged in groups to be sung in concert. Two: When all of these SONGS OF EARLY AMERICANS are sung together, each following the Biblical or Historic reading that precedes it, the whole becomes a solo cantata, A THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION.
[Also,] Some random thoughts:
This ‘Two-for-One’ group...may have special appeal to members of a Voice Class. After all, one will be sampling the history, the music, the literature and re-creating aspects of American culture that are 200 years old! A church choir may wish to perform some of the songs in unison, while others are given to various solo voices. A priest, a minister or a rabbi may wish to participate as the narrator...
" Etc.

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THE SONGS OF RICHARD FAITH
Volume I
By Richard Faith
Edited by William Lavonis

Contents:

SONGS OF SPRING
1. Desire in spring (Francis Ledwidge)
2. Firefly (June Presswood)
3. The blackbird (W.E. Henley)
4. Spring, the sweet spring (Thomas Nashe)
5. Laura sleeping (Charles Cotton)

REMEMBRANCES
1. Music, when soft voices die
....................(P.B. Shelley)
2. The keen stars were twinkling
....................(P.B. Shelley)
3. Remember me (Christina Rossetti)
4. Music I heard with you (Conrad Aiken)

FOUR ELIZABETHAN SONGS
1. To Celia (Letter 33 of Philostratus,
...translated by Ben Jonson)
2. O, the month of May (Thomas Decker)
3. Sonnet LIV (William Shakespeare)
4. It was a lover and his lass
......(William Shakespeare)

SEA PIECES
1. Sea fever (John Masefield)
2. To Helen (Edgar Allan Poe)
3. The city in the sea (Edgar Allan Poe)
4. The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear)

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI LYRICS
1. Spring quiet
2. Echo
3. My heart is like a singing bird

99 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper 20 Songs

ISBN 1-878617-04-4 High Range or

ISBN 1-878617-16-8 Low Range

Each volume: $17.50

Five song cycles or song groups (the songs may be sung as sets or separately) in one volume; the first of a currently planned 3-volume edition of the songs of Richard Faith. Volume I is available in both high and low voice editions.
"With this first volume of songs, the publisher hopes to expose students, teachers, and professional singers to a cross-section of the world’s greatest poetry imaginatively and sensitively set for the voice in a neoromantic/impressionistic style by composer Richard Faith.... The compositions are sufficiently varied and accessible to musicians at any level: the beginning student of voice; the advanced student looking for interesting and varied repertoire for recitals; the accompanist who would like to be technically challenged by songs created by a concert pianist; and the professional artist who desires to explore new poetic avenues untouched by previous composers...
...I hope singers will embrace these works with the enthusiasm I did when I first played through them in 1987. After completing my doctoral dissertation on Richard’s songs at the University of Cincinnati, my goal was to rally for their publication, and now that time has arrived. We are proud to present Volume I of The Songs of Richard Faith."
Dr. William Lavonis
(From his Foreword to the above volume)

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THE SONGS OF RICHARD FAITH
Volume II
By Richard Faith
Edited by William Lavonis

Contents:

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS LYRICS
1. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
2. The Song of Wandering Aengus
3. The Wind Blows Out of the Gates of the Day
4. I Hear the Shadowy Horses
5. The Wild Swans at Coole

MOTHER GOOSE LYRICS
1. Where are you going to, my pretty maid?
2. Jenny Wren
3. The Queen of Hearts
4. I saw a ship a-sailing

RELIGIOUS SONGS
1. Crossing the bar (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
2. Hymn of Praise (from The Union Prayerbook forJewish Worship)
3. God be in my Head (from The Sarum Primer)
4. What Sweeter Music (Robert Herrick)

SELECTED SONGS
1. Winter Journey (William Lavonis)
2. It is a Beauteous Evening (William Wordsworth)
3. The Sun Has Set (Emily Brontë)
4. If I Were (Traditional)
5. Return of Spring (ssü - K’ -ung T’u)
6. To Cloris (Sir Charles Sedley)
7. Dover Beach (Matthew Arnold)

Volume two of The Songs of Richard Faith is now available in the High Voice edition, as well as Volume III in High Voice. We plan to release low voice editions for Volumes II and III in a few more months. The Notes to the Songs were edited by Associate Editor, Dr. William J. Lavonis, Professor of Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and, as in Volume I, portions of the commentary is taken from his doctoral dissertation, The Songs of Richard Faith. A long-time enthusiast of Faith’s songs, Dr. Lavonis has been instrumental in helping implement a generous grant from the Chautauqua Institution for the typesetting of the music for volumes I and II.

From 1961 until his retirement in 1989, Faith was in residence at the University of Arizona in Tucson as Professor of Piano. Recognized nationally as a composer for pedagogical works for piano, he has won awards every year since 1981 from ASCAP for his compositions. In addition to Leyerle Publications, he has other projects published by Shawnee Press, Belwin Mills, Southern Music Company and Alfred Publishing Company. That he is still very active as a composer is evinced by the Mother Goose Lyrics. These were composed recently after the urging of some of his colleagues who noticed in Mr. Faith a certain easy-going trait, to set something "a bit lighter." These will be especially accessible to younger singers.

xiv + 91 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper 20 Songs

ISBN 1-878617-23-0 High Range

ISBN 1-878617-24-9 Low Range

$17.50

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THE SONGS OF RICHARD FAITH
Volume III
by Richard Faith
Edited by William Lavonis

Contents:

ISLANDS
1. On the Isle of Skye (Richard Faith)
2. The Isle of Pines (Po Chü-i)
3. The Isles of Greece (Lord Byron)

MOTHER GOOSE LYRICS II
1. Old Mother Goose
2. Bobby Shafto
3. My Mother Said
4. Old Woman, Old Woman
5. Sing a Song of Sixpence

SELECTED SONGS
1. Dark Hills (Edwin Arlington Robinson)
2. A Sailor’s Song (Audrey Weinreis)
3. To a Waterfowl (William Cullen Bryant)
4. Annabel Lee (Edgar Allan Poe)
5. The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
(Christopher Marlowe)

REFLECTIONS (Poems by Carl A. Dallinger)
1. Though the Way be Dark
2. Autumn Memories
3. A Moment in Time

SONGS WITH OBBLIGATO INSTRUMENTS*
1. The Solitary Reaper
(William Wordsworth) [Piano & Flute]
2. Chant [Piano & ‘Cello]
3. Ships (Jean de la Ville de Mirmont/trans.
by Martha Belen) [Piano & ‘Cello]
4. I have embarked (Jean de la Ville de Mirmont/trans. Martha Belen)
[Piano & ‘Cello]

*Instrumental parts included on the Piano/Vocal pages and separately.

These last four songs contain obligato instrument parts, located in the back of the book. The performer has the right to duplicate these instrumental pages without permission, when separate copies are needed for performance:
1. The Solitary Reaper (Flute) 2. Chant ('Cello) 3. Ships ('Cello) 4. I have Embarked ('Cello)

From 1961 until his retirement in 1989, Faith was in residence at the University of Arizona in Tucson as Professor of Piano. Recognized nationally as a composer for pedagogical works for piano, he has won awards every year since 1981 from ASCAP for his compositions. In addition to Leyerle Publications, he has other projects published by Shawnee Press, Belwin Mills, Southern Music Company and Alfred Publishing Company. That he is still very active as a composer is evinced by the Mother Goose Lyrics. These were composed recently after the urging of some of his colleagues who noticed in Mr. Faith a certain easy-going trait, to set something "a bit lighter." These will be especially accessible to younger singers.

128 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper 20 Songs

ISBN 1-878617-39-7 High Range

ISBN 1-878617-40-0 Low Range

$17.50

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THE SONGS OF RICHARD FAITH

Produced by Hopkins Recording Company in cooperation with Leyerle Publications

A new CD recording featuring several songs from each of the three volumes by Richard Faith has just become available. On the recording you will hear Richard Faith, Pianist, and Joseph Hopkins, Baritone, who perform the following songs:

From Volume I: To Celia; To Helen; Sea Fever; The Owl and the Pussycat; O, the Month of May; Echo; and Remember Me.

From Volume II: Where Are You Going To?; Jenny Wren; The Queen of Hearts; I Saw A Ship A-sailing; Dover Beach; Return of Spring; and Crossing the Bar.

From Volume III: Though the Way Be Dark; Annabelle Lee; A Sailor’s Song; The Passionate Shepherd to His Love; Dark Hills; and Old Mother Goose.

20 Songs Compact Disc

$15.00

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REMEMBER ME
Songs of Richard Faith
Lesley Manring, Soprano William Lavonis, Tenor
Julie Simson, Mezzo-Soprano
Kurt Ollman, Baritone
Richard Faith, Piano
Elizabeth Rodgers, Piano

Compact Disc, Recording mastered at eDream Mastering
Graphic Design by eDream Graphics

Featuring four song groups, as follows:
Selected Songs
1. The Isles of Greece (Lord Byron) 1995
2. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (William Butler Yeats) 1980
3. The Blackbird (W.E. Henley) 1955
Three Lyrics by William Butler Yeats (1980-82)
4. The Wind Blows Out of the Gates of the Day
5. The Song of Wandering Aengus
6. The Wild Swans at Coole
Christina Rossetti Lyrics (1991)
7. Spring quiet
8. My heart is like a singing bird
9. Echo
Selected Songs accompaniead by the composer
10. It was a lover and his lass (Shakespeare) 1982
11. Firefly (June Presswood) 1968
12. I Hear the Shadowy Horses (Yeats) 1982
13. The Sun has Set (Emily Bront) 1964
14. The City in the Sea (Edgar Allan Poe) 1989
15. Mother's Lullaby (Michael Ard; unpublished aria from
The Little Match Girl) 1981
16. So, We'll go no more a-roving (Lord Byron; unpublished duet) 1995
17. Remember Me (Christina Rossetti) 1954

$15.00

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REMEMBER ME
Songs of Richard Faith
Brenda Baker – Soprano
Richard Faith – Piano

Compact Disc, Produced by Niel DePonte
Executive Producer: Brenda Baker
© 2002 Brenda Baker
Website: www.brendabaker.biz

Featuring several songs from Leyerle Publications, the CD includes:

    SONGS OF SPRINGTIME
  1. Desire In Spring
  2. Firefly
  3. Spring Quiet
  4. Spring, The Sweet Spring

    SONGS FOR FLUTE, PIANO AND VOICE
  5. I Cannot Dance
  6. Come My Beloved
  7. I Bind You By Oath

    SONGS OF REMEMBRANCE
  8. Music I Heard With You
  9. Time Does Not Bring Relief
  10. Music When Soft Voices Die
  11. Echo
  12. Remember Me

    SONGS FOR CELLO, PIANO AND VOICE
  13. Ships
  14. I Have Embarked

    SONGS OF NATURE
  15. Though The Way May Be Dark
  16. On The Isle Of Skye
  17. If I Were
  18. It Is A Beauteous Evening

18 Songs Compact Disc

$15.00

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DO YOU SING, MR. TWAIN?
By Gordon Myers

Contains medium voice settings to 42 of Mark Twain’s wittiest remarks, either known to be said by him or attributed to him. Those who already know Dr. Myers through his patented genre, THE ART OF BELLY CANTO, will know what to expect when he teams up with that other genius of humor, Mark Twain. Two of the 42 texts set to music are: "Chastity: It can be carried too far," and "Wagner’s music is better than it sounds." The scope of this collection runs from one to four pages per song. One delightful four-page work is in the style of Handel: "On the Rules of Writing, No. 14 (‘Eschew Surplusage’)."

62 Pages Paper Binding Saddle-Stitched

Medium Range

$17.50

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ROMANIAN ART SONGS
For Soprano
By Paula Boire

Thirty-Two songs from the contemporary repertoire of nine Romanian composers, with IPA transliterations, Word-for-Word English translations, and Commentary by Professor Paula Boire. The commentary consists of: Helpful instructions for using the IPA for the Romanian language; a brief biography of the composers and poets; and Bibliography and Information Sources. Professor Boire is currently preparing similar volumes for the other voice classifications.

viii + 158 Pages Paper Binding Smyth-Sewn

ISBN 1-878617-55-9
$20.00



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SONGS FROM EARLY/OLD FRANCE
Edited by Robert Gartside

Contains thirty Chansons, Noëls; Madrigaux, Brunettes, Airs á Boire
et á Danser, Tambourines et Rondeaux from the 14th to the 18th
Centuries. These songs were gleaned from the earlier volumes,
ECHOS DU TEMPS PASSÉ by Jean Baptiste Weckerlin and from
CHANTS DE LA VIELLE FRANCE by Julien Tiersot. In addition
to the music, Robert Gartside provides translations to their commentary
as well as his own commentary, word-for-word English translations,
and IPA transcriptions of the French texts. This volume accidentally
has two titles: SONGS FROM EARLY FRANCE (cover) and SONGS
FROM OLD FRANCE (title page).

The songs include:
1. Douce dame joli (Guillaume de Machaut)
2. Dieu! Quil la fait beau regarder (Charles, Duc d'Orléans)
3. L'amour de moi (anon.)
4. Plus ne suis ce que j'ai été (Clement Marot)
5. Mon coeur se recommande à vous (Orlando di Lasso)
6. Belle qui tiens ma vie (anon.)
7. Mignonne (Ode de Ronsard)
8. Las! en mon doux printemps (Marie Stuart)
9. Nicolas va voir Jeanne (anon.)
10. Amaryllis (Louis XIII)
11. Dans notre village (Brunette, anon.)
12. Mes belles amourette (Brunette, anon.)
13. Cette Anne si belle (Guédron)
14. Que je plains tous ces esprits (Guédron)
15. Cachez, beaux yeux (Boisset)
16. Sous la fraicheur d'un vert bocage (Bataille)
17. D'où vient cette troupe d'anges (Noël)
18. Chanson à manger (Lemaire)
19. Ha! belle blonde! (Moncrif)
20. Ah! Qu'il fait beau (Brunette, anon.)
21. La bergerie (anon.)
22. Musette (anon.)
23. L'amour réveillé (words by Lamotte)
24. Volez, zephyrs amoureux (Tambourin of Rebel)
25. Camarades, sans nous abattre (Drinking Song)
26. Cupidon nous flatte (Drinking Song)
27. Soit bourguignon, soit champenois (Drinking Song)
28a. Le beau séjour (Tamborin, arr. by Weckerlin)
28b. Tambourin (Tamborin, arr. by Tiersot)
(28a and 28b, above, are the same song by two arrangers)
29. Quelle douce erreur (Rondo)
30. Jouissons des beaux jours (Drinking Song)

vi + 162 pp. Smyth-Sewn Paper Binding

ISBN 1-8878617-54-0
$20.00

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ROMANIAN ART SONGS
Volume II
For Mezzo-Soprano

By Paula Boire

Thirty-Two songs from the contemporary repertoire of eleven Romanian composers, with IPA transliterations, Word-for-Word English translations, and Commentary by Professor Paula Boire. The commentary consists of: Helpful instructions for using the IPA for the Romanian language; a brief biography of the composers and poets; and Bibliography and Information Sources. Professor Boire is currently preparing similar volumes for the other voice classifications.

viii + 147 Pages Paper Binding Smyth-Sewn

ISBN 1-878617-56-7

$20.00



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ANTHOLOGY OF CHIINESE SONGS
Newly Arranged
CHINESE FOLK SONGS, Vol. I

Containing Two Books in One
Editing, Translations, IPA Transcriptions and Commentary
Mei Zhong
Musical Arrangements by Ting-yi Ma

Twelve newly arranged Chinese Folk Songs, each presented in Medium High Voice and Medium Low Voice in one volume. In addition to the music, this volume contains the English word-for-word translations, IPA transliterations, and commentary by Dr. Mei Zhong, and new folk song arrangements by Ting-yi Ma. On the music pages, the original Chinese script is under the melody line, and beneath that is is IPA transcription.

xiv + 72 Pages Paper Binding Smyth-Sewn

ISBN 1-878617-64-8

$20.00

[A CD Recording is also available (not included with the book) which contains Dr. Zhong's singing of the twelve songs plus her reading of the Chinese texts. CD Recording $15.00]

The twelve songs include:
1. Ma Sang Shu Er Da Deng Tai Hunan Folk Song

(Lamp Twinkling on Ma Sang Tree)

 
2. Xiao Lu Neimeng Folk Song
(Path)
 
3. Huai Hua Ji Shi Kai Sichuan Fok Song
(When Will the Scholar tree Bloom?)
 
4. Kang ding Qing Ge Sichuan Folk Song
(Dang Ding Love Song)
 
5. Ke Ai Di Yi Duo Mei Gui Hua Xinjiang Folk Song
(A Lovely Rose)
 
6. Mo Li Hua Guangdong Folk Song
(Jasmine Flower)
 
7. Ga E Li Tai Xinjiang Folk Song
(Ga E Li Tai)
 
8. Xiu He Bao Shanxi Folk Song
(Embroidering Purse)
 
9. Ma Yi La Xinjiang Folk Song
(Ma Yi La)
 
10. Wo Deng Ni Dao Tian Ming Xinjiang Folk Song
(Waiting for You till Dawn)
 
11. Xiao He Tang Shui Yunnan Folk Song
(Stream)
 
12. Feng Yang Ge Anhui Folk Song
(Feng Yang Song)
 
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New
TRADITIONAL AND MODERN CHINESE ART SONGS
Volume II
Containing Two Books in One
Editing, Translations, IPA Transcriptions and Commentary
By Mei Zhong
Twenty-six Traditional and Modern Art Songs, presented in Medium High Voice and Twenty-one in Medium Low Voice (in one volume). The low-voice addition does not include five songs in the high-voice sections. These five songs have vibraphone and cello accompaniments. In addition to the music, this volume contains the English word-for-word translations, IPA transliterations, and commentary by Dr. Mei Zhong. On the music pages, the original Chinese script is under the melody line, and beneath that is the IPA transcription.

x + 222 Pages Paper Binding Smyth-Sewn
ISBN 1-876617-77-X
$25.00

The twenty-six songs include: Composer:

MODERN ART SONGS


SONGS OF DISTANCE Paul SanGregory
1. Farwell Gift, II  
2. Evening in Xuyi County  
3. Liangzhou Verses  
4. The Jade Terrace  
5. Longxi Verses  
6. Untitled  
7. A Streamside Dwelling  
   
THREE ALBUM LEAVES Derek Healey
1. The Ravine  
2. Spring Blossoms  
3. The Hunt  
   
AUTUMN HEART* Chin-Chin Chen
1. Die Lian Hua  
2. Die Lian Hua  
3. Die Lian Hua  
4. Die Lian Hua  
5. Die Lian Hua  
*These five songs are not included in the low-voice section.

TRADITIONAL ART SONGS


Longing for Home Huang Zi
Lovesick in the Spring  
Flower or Not Flower  
Rose's Three Wishes  
   
Three Tunes of Yang Guan Music Transmitted: Yang Yinliu
Gexi Meiling Piano Arranged: Wang Zhengya
   
I Live by Yang Guan Music Transmitted: Yang Yinliu
Grand River Gone East  
   
Autumn Flowers and Butterflies Huang Youdi
   
Dawn of Spring Li Yinghai
   
Yellow Crane Tower Music: Liu Wenjin
  Piano Arranged: Qiu Xiaoshan

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN CHINESE ART SONGS,
Vol. II (the Compact Disc)


[A CD Recording is also available (not included with the book)
which contains Dr. Zhong’s singing of the twenty-six
songs (soprano) plus her reading of the Chinese texts.]

CD Recording $15.00

REVIEWS:
I was delighted to review this second Anthology of Traditional and Modern Chinese Songs by Dr. Mei Zhong. These songs, as well as those from the first volume, offer singers a fine selection of new repertory of works for recitals and concerts, since the quality of the music is of a high standard of excellence… The Chinese language, which certainly can challenge most Western singers, is excellently transliterated and the outstanding recording which accompanies the Anthology will no doubt aid greatly in the interpretation of both music and words. Most helpful also is the beautiful reading of the text by Dr. Zhong on the recording. The language sounds here just like music when she recites these poems. I congratulate her on a most valuable contribution to the song literature of our day, which I know will be of great benefit to the renewal of recital programming.
Samuel Adler, Professor of Composition, the Juilliard School, New York, New York, Fall, 2008

Following the unalloyed success of her first anthology of contemporary settings of Chinese folk songs for voice and piano, soprano Mei Zhong draws us deeper into the rich repository of Chinese vocal art in this, her new and challenging collection of traditional and modern art songs. Dr. Zhong has called upon the compositional genius of contemporary composers Paul SanGregory, Derek Healey and Chin-Chin Chen to create original melodies and settings that refresh and embrace ancient poetry in evocative and beguiling admixtures of traditional and contempory musical garb… The publication of Traditional and Modern Art Songs, Vol. IIis but the second phase in Dr. Zhong’s plan to enhance our understanding and appreciation of the ancient and modern poetic and vocal treasures of China. The first and second courses of this musical feast combine to cleanse the palate and whet the appetite for the delicacies that are yet to come.”
George Shirley, The Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Music, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 2008
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The 19th Century Russian Operatic Anthology
TWENTY ARIAS FOR BARITONE

This is our second volume in a projected series of Russian operatic arias, the first of which was TWENTY ARIAS FOR TENOR by JR Fralick. Contains the music, IPA and Word-for-Word translations. The arias include: Igor's Aria (Prince Igor) Borodin; Ruslan's Aria (Ruslan and Ludmila) Glinka; Shchelkalov's Monologue (Boris Godunov) and Shaklovity's Aria (Khovanshchina) Mussorgsky; Aleko's Cavatina (Aleko) Rachmaninoff; Prince Ivan's Arietta (Kashchey the Immortal), Song of the Venetian Merchant (Sadko), and Gryaznoy's Aria (Tsar's Bride) Rimsky-Korsakov; First Romance of the Demon, and Third Romance of the Demon (The Demon) and Epitalama, A Wedding Hymn (Nero) Rubinstein; Eugene's Aria, Act I and Eugene's Arioso, Act III (Eugene Onegin), Robert's Aria (Iolanta); Mazepa's Arioso, Act I and Mazepa's Arioso, Act II (Mazepa); Prince Yeletsky's Aria, Tomsky's Ballad, and Tomsky's Drinking Song (The Queen of Spades; and Prince Kuryatyev's Aria (The Sorceress) Tchaikovsky.

iv + 198 pp. Smyth-Sewn Paper Binding

ISBN 1-878617-63-X

$25.00

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The 19th Century Russian Operatic Anthology
TWENTY ARIAS FOR TENOR

This is our first volume in a projected series of Russian operatic
arias, the second of which was TWENTY ARIAS FOR BARITONE
by Anton Belov. Contains the music, IPA and Word-for-Word
translations.
The arias include: Vladimir's Recitative and Aria (Prince Igor) Borodin;
The Prince's Cavatina (Rusalka) Dargomizhsky; Sobinin's Aria (A Life
for the Tsar) Glinka; Gritsko's Aria (Sorochintsi Fair) Mussorgsky;
Vladimir's Recitative and Romance (Dubrovsky) Nápravnik; The Young
Gypsy's Romance (Aleko) Rachmaninov; Mikhail Tucha's Song (The Maid
of Pskov) Rimsky-Korsakov; Levko's Serenade (A May Night) Rimsky-
Korsakov; Levko's Song (A May Night) Rimsky-Korsakov; The Tsar's
Cavatina (The Snow Maiden) Rimsky-Korsakov; Vakula's Song (Christmas
Eve) Rimsky-Korsakov; The Indian Guest's Song (Sadko) Rimsky-Korsakov;
Likov's Arioso (The Tsar's Bride) Rimsky-Korsakov; Lensky's Arioso
(Eugene Onegin) Tchaikovsky; Lensky's Aria (Eugene Onegin) Tchaikovsky;
Vakula's Arioso (Cherevichki) Tchaikovsky; Herman's Aria (The Queen of
Spades) Tchaikovsky; Herman's Arioso (The Queen of Spades) Tchaikovsky;
Vaudémont's Romance (Yolanta) Tchaikovsky; Vseslav's Aria-Romance
(Askold's Grave) Verstovsky.

vi + 179 pp. Smyth-Sewn Paper Binding

ISBN 1-878617-58-3

$20.00

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The 19th Century Russian Operatic Anthology
TWENTY-FOUR ARIAS FOR SOPRANO

By Anton Belov

This is our third volume of this series. The arias include: Yaroslavna's Arioso and Yaroslavna's Lament (Prince Igor) Borodin; Antonida's Romance (A Life for the Tsar) and Ludmila's Cavatina (Ruslan and Ludmila) Glinka; Parasya's Song (Fair at Sorochintsy) Mussorgsky; Francesca's Aria (Francesca da Rimini) Rachmaninoff; Hymn to the Sun (The Golden Cockerel); Lullaby (Sadko; Servilia's Aria (Servilia); Snow Maiden's Aria and Snow Maiden's Arioso (Snow Maiden); Marfa's Aria and Marfa's Mad Scene (Tsar's Bride) Rimsky-Korsakov; Tamara's Romance (The Demon) Rubinstein; Kuma's Arioso [act one] and Kuma's Arioso [act four] (The Enchantress); The Letter Scene and Tatiana's Arioso (Eugene Onegin); Iolanta's Aria (Iolanta); Agnes's Aria (The Maid of Odrleans); Maria's Lullaby (Mazepa); Natasha's Song (Oprichnik); Liza's Aria [act one] and Liza's Aria [act three]) Tchaikovsky.

v + 220 pp. Smyth-Sewn Paper Binding

ISBN 1-878617-72-9

$25.00

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AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
By Robert M. Isgro
Piano/Vocal score for a new musical loosely based on O.Henry's classic short story, The Gift of the Magi, with words and music by Dr. Robert M. Isgro.

xii + 149 Pages

Comb Binding

Piano/Vocal Score alone: $25.00

CD Recording: $15.00

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS is loosely based on O.Henry's touching short story, The gift of the Magi, published in 1906. O.Henry's classic tale has delighted readers with its warm sentiment and surprise ending for over a century. AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS expands upon O.henry's basic story with the addition of fourteen originals songs and several new characters and incidents. Much of the new material and many of the songs express the thoughts, hopes, frustrations, and emotions of the protaganists, Jim and Della. Additionally, some of the songs offer wry observations about other aspects of Christmas in America; hence, the title: AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS.

Dr. Robert M. Isgro is a native of upstate New York. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Columbia University in New York City and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While an undergraduate student at Columbia University he contributed original music to its annual Varsity Show. Through subsequent years his principal activities have centered on being Director of Choral Activities, conducting, teaching and being Chair of the Music Department at SUNY Geneseo. He held the post of Chair of the Music Department for more than half of his 35 years tenure there. Under his direction there, his select choir, The Geneseo Chamber Singers achieved an envious international reputation, with well-received performances at prestigious national and regional music and professional conventions-including several for the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National conference, the College Music Society, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. In addition, the Geneseo Chamber Singers made eight concert tours to Europe, with performances in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, France, and Spain, and produced nine volumes of recorded choral music.

The purchase of the Piano-Vocal Score of AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS carries with it permission to perform any of the selections in the publication in a concert, recital, or cabaret setting. However, to perform a staged production, performance rights must be obtained directly from the composer. In addition, the full score - orchestrated for piano, synthesizer, drums, and bass - full script, vocal and instrumental parts are available from the same source, as is an excellent demonstration CD containing virutally all of the music of the show. For further information regarding these and performance production rights,
contact:
Robert M. Isgro
13 Melody Lane
Geneseo. New York 14554
Phone: (585) 243-3316

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A GRIEG SONG ANTHOLOGY
Edited by Bradley Ellingboe and William D. Leyerle

(for contents see FORTY-FIVE SONGS OF EDVARD GRIEG under SONG TEXTS)

155 Pages Paper Binding Smyth Sewn

ISBN 1-878617-00-1

$12.95

Coordinated with Bradley Ellingboe's pioneering book, FORTY- FIVE SONGS OF EDVARD GRIEG, this anthology provides all of the piano accompaniments to the forty-five songs in the above volume. In addition, a complete chronological listing of Grieg's piano accompanied songs, by opus numbers, is given in the appendix.
Both volumes contain Ellingboe's English singing translations of the Danish and Norwegian texts, making them only "once removed" from their original languages for those singers who prefer to perform the songs in English. Now, with these two volumes, the singer has the phonetic, linguistic and musical tools that will enable him/her to sing and understand the original languages of Grieg's beautiful songs with confidence.

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THIRTY SONGS OF WILHELM STENHAMMAR
Edited by Annette Johansson

The 30 Swedish songs in this wonderful collection include:

1. Adagio;
2. Det far ett skepp;
3. Dottern sade;
4. Du hade mig kär;
5. En positivvisa;
6. Flickan knyter i Johannenatten;
7. Flickan kon ifrån sin älsklings möte;
8. Fylgia;
9. Gammal nederländare;
10. I lönnens skymning;
11. I skogen;
12. Ingalill;
13. Jungfru Blonde och Jungfru Brenett;
14. Kejsar Karls visa;
15. Lutad mot gärdet;
16. Lycklandsresan;
17. Melodi;
18. Min stamfar hade en stor pokal;
19. Minnesång;
20. Månljuset;
21. Månsken;
22. När genom rummet...
23. Prins Aladin av Lampan;
24. Stjärnan;
25. Stjärnöga;
26. Till en ros;
27. Vandraren;
28. Varför till ro så brått?;
29. Vid fönstret; and
30. Vore jag ett litet barn.

Annette Johansson has just retired as Professor of Voice at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to the actual 30 songs, her editing of this volume includes: The IPA transcriptions of the songs; Instructions for using the I.P.A. for the tricky Swedish language; A brief biography of the composer, with a complete list of all his 65 songs, listed both alphabetically and by opus numbers; A brief listing and biographies of the poets of the song texts; A Bibliography; A Discography; and Information Sources.

The compositions of Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927) have recently begun to capture broad international interest. Outside of Sweden, the excellence of Stenhammar’s output has always been obscured by the long-recognized works of the eminent Nordic composers Edward Grieg, Jan Sibelius, and Carl Nielsen. However, since the mid-80s, there has been a marked increase in performances of his works, and recordings are available worldwide. One such recording is most auspicious: Musica Sveciae: MSCD 623, produced in 1989, features Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano, and Håkan Hagegård, baritone, singing 29 of the 30 songs in this collection.

vii + 170 Pages Medium to High Voice Paper Binding Smyth-Sewn

ISBN 1-878617-32-X $20.00

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