VOCAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ORGANIC IMAGERY
By William Leyerle
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged 1986
The first edition of this book was widely acclaimed by reviewers, singers, teachers and students as an outstanding basic text on vocal development for voice class, beginning voice majors, and for studio use. The 1986 edition expands the volume from 7 to 12 chapters and incorporates a highly improved format which reflects the refinement of ten years' use in the author's studio and classrooms.
189 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper Illustrated
I SING THEREFORE, I AM
By Gordon Myers
An autobiography of one of America's outstanding men of music: Singer, vocal pedagogue, composer, arranger, historian, author, humorist, and just an all-around great guy! Although the working title, for quite some time, has been How To Cultivate Your Voice Without Plowing It Under, we must caution the reader that the implication of levity inherent in that title might be somewhat misleading. I SING THEREFORE, I AM is a serious and thought-provoking document which incorporates a microcosm of Gordon Myers' life, both humorous and dismal, as well as points in between.
xxi + 423 Pages Paper Bound Smyth-Sewn
TEACHING OPERA: The Role of the Opera Workshop
With scene catalog
By Kathryn Cathcart and Willene Gunn
Forward by Lotfi Mansouri
viii + 440 Pages Hard Cover Linen Binding Smyth-Sewn
THE MEMOIRS OF AN OPERA BUG
By Beaumont Glass
This autobiographical argosy of his own fascinating life is
quite a different approach from his highly acclaimed German
Lieder translations and IPA transliterations of the complete
song texts of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Hugo Wolf and
227 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper Back
SINGING TEACHERS WEAR MANY HATS
by Gordon Myers and Philip W. Smith
Learn vocal pedagogy a la Gordon Myers' latest approach to THE ART OF BELLY CANTO: Saying it with pictures! This volume contains 86 pages and 39 hilarious photographs of Gordon Myers, taken by Philip W. Smith, with appropriate commentary by Gordon Myers.
86 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper
ISBN 1-878617-02-8 New lowered price:
OPERA: AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN
(40 Years of Musical Mishaps)
By Andrew Foldi
A collection of humorous reminiscences by the famous basso who has performed in virtually every major opera theatre in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Cincinnati Zoo Opera, Glyndebourne, the Santa Fe Opera and the Zurich Opera, just to name a few.
ii + 113 Pages Paper Binding Smyth-Sewn
ISBN 1-878617-28-1 Illustrated
THE DEATH OF MOZART
By James Willey
This twenty-minute piece, composed in 1975 and revised in 1980, was written for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Group for New Music, Charles Fussell, director. It has had several performances and is published by Leyerle Publications... THE DEATH OF MOZART is a theatre piece for soprano, narrator, and chamber ensemble of flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, percussion (4 timpani, tambourine, sand blocks, triangle, suspended cymbal, pair of cymbals, pedal cymbals, large cowbell, tam-tam, small gong, vibraphone, tubular bell, 2 wood blocks, xylophone, rachet, 3 tomtoms, snare drum, small bass drum, large bass drum) and cello, plus technicians and a conductor. The piece is a skillfully crafted musical setting of the almost totally incorrect account of Mozart's death contained in Reverend D.H. Mansfield's THE AMERICAN VOCALIST, published by W.J. Reynolds and Co. in 1849.
35 Pages (over-sized 11 X 15) 4-Ply Paper Cover
ca. 18-20 Minutes Instrumental parts and Player-Piano
Tape available by rental from LEYERLE PUBLICATIONS
Full Score new lowered purchase price:
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
Piano/Vocal score alone: $25.00
A SINGER'S MANUAL OF SPANISH LYRIC DICTION
By Nico Castel
We are proud to announce that Leyerle Publications has now assumed production and distribution of Nico Castel's highly esteemed book of Spanish lyric dictation, formerly published by Excaliber Publishing. This makes a fine addition to Mr. Catel's opera libretti, currently numbering 24 volumes.
xi + 164 Pages Smyth-Sewn Paper