Songs for Young Singers: An Annotated List for Developing Voices

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Each year as high school solo and ensemble festivals approach, choir directors and voice teachers search for the right songs for their students to sing. There is so much music available for young developing voices, but how can an overworked teacher keep track of it all? Songs for Young Singers, a careful review of more than 2,000 songs printed in over 70 anthologies, has been written to address the needs of choir directors and voice teachers of junior high and high school age students. Section I lists songs by title as well as the anthologies in which they are found . Teachers wishing to explore the works of a particular composer will turn to section II, where songs are listed by composer. In section III, IV, and V, the songs are categorized by Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels for Quick reference. Section VI lists the anthologies reviewed with a detailed description of the vocal demand of each song in the anthology. The songs have been evaluated on seven criteria: melodic contour (including range), phrase length, language, rhythm, accompaniment, harmonic language, and dynamics, and are listed by title, composer, and level of difficulty.
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Editorial Reviews

Music Education
Having trouble finding the right solo songs for your students to sing? Try Songs for Young Singers.
Nats Journal Of Singing excellent resource for the study of vocal literature at the college level, especially in regard to voice pedagogy. It offers a convenient catalogue of the repertoire and its level of difficulty. Teachers of high school students will find the volume eminently practical, and many instructors of beginning college students will find the purchase of this book a wise investment, too.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810840775
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/20/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,093,998
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Arden Hopkin is Head of Vocal Studies at Brigham Young University and teaches studio voice and vocal pedagogy in the School of Music. Outside the university he directs the Wasatch Chorale of Provo, Utah and the Utah Valley Choral Society as well as serving as a frequent vocal and choral clinician. As an oratorio soloist, his voice has been heard around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network performing the Messiah with the Lake Charles, LA, Symphony.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Organization of the Material Chapter 3 Tables Chapter 4 Abbreviations Chapter 5 Anthologies Chapter 6 Section 1: Songs by Title Chapter 7 Section 2: Songs by Composer Chapter 8 Section 3: Level One Songs Chapter 9 Section 4: Level Two Songs Chapter 10 Section 5: Level Three Songs Chapter 11 Section 6: Songs by Anthology Chapter 12 15 American Art Songs Chapter 13 20th Century Art Songs Chapter 14 26 Italian Songs and Arias Chapter 15 28 Italian Songs and Arias Chapter 16 50 Art Songs from the Modern Repertoire Chapter 17 50 Selected Songs by Schubert, et al. Chapter 18 55 Art Songs Chapter 19 56 Songs You Like to Sing Chapter 20 Anthology of Songs for the Solo Voice Chapter 21 Art Songs for School and Studio, First Year Chapter 22 Art Songs for School and Studio, Second Year Chapter 23 Basics of Singing Third Edition Chapter 24 Broadway Repertoire, for Bass-Baritone Chapter 25 Broadway Repertoire, for Mezzo-Soprano Chapter 26 Broadway Repertoire, for Soprano Chapter 27 Broadway Repertoire, for Tenor Chapter 28 Classic Italian Songs for School and Studio, Vol. I Chapter 29 Classic Italian Songs for School and Studio, Vol. II Chapter 30 Classic Italian Songs for School and Studio, Vol. III Chapter 31 Classical Contest Solos—Baritone/Bass Chapter 32 Classical Contest Solos—Mezzo-Soprano Chapter 33 Classical Contest Solos—Soprano Chapter 34 Classical Contest Solos—Tenor Chapter 35 Contemporary Art Songs Chapter 36 Expressive Singing Song Anthology, Third Edition Chapter 37 Expressive Singing Song Anthology, Volume I Chapter 38 Expressive Singing Song Anthology, Volume II Chapter 39 First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos, The Chapter 40 First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos, The, Part II Chapter 41 First Book of Broadway Solos—Baritone/Bass, The Chapter 42 First Book of Broadway Solos—Mezzo-Soprano, The Chapter 43 First Book of Broadway Solos—Soprano, The Chapter 44 First Book of Broadway Solos—Tenor, The Chapter 45 First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos, The Chapter 46 First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos, The, Part II Chapter 47 First Book of Soprano Solos, The Chapter 48 First Book of Soprano Solos, The, Part II Chapter 49 First Book of Tenor Solos, The Chapter 50 First Book of Tenor Solos, The, Part II Chapter 51 Folk Songs for Solo Singers Chapter 52 Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volume II Chapter 53 Foundations in Singing, Second Edition Chapter 54 Great Art Songs of Three Centuries Chapter 55 New Imperial Edition Baritone Songs, The Chapter 56 New Imperial Edition Bass Songs, The Chapter 57 New Imperial Edition Contralto Songs, The Chapter 58 New Imperial Edition of Mezzo-Soprano Songs, The Chapter 59 New Imperial Edition Soprano Songs, The Chapter 60 New Imperial Edition Tenor Songs, The Chapter 61 Pathways of Song Volume 1 Chapter 62 Pathways of Song Volume 2 Chapter 63 Pathways of Song Volume 3 Chapter 64 Pathways of Song Volume 4 Chapter 65 Second Book of Baritone/Bass Solos, The Chapter 66 Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos, The Chapter 67 Second Book of Soprano Solos, The Chapter 68 Second Book of Tenor Solos, The Chapter 69 Singing Road, The, Volume I Chapter 70 Singing Road, The, Volume II Chapter 71 Songbook Series 1 Chapter 72 Songbook Series 2 Chapter 73 Songbook Series 3 Chapter 74 Songbook Series 4 Chapter 75 Songbook Series 5 Chapter 76 Songbook Series 6 Chapter 77 Songbook Series Introductory Songbook Chapter 78 Songs Through the Centuries Chapter 79 Spirituals for Solo Singers Chapter 80 Standard Vocal Repertoire Book One Chapter 81 Standard Vocal Repertoire Book Two Chapter 82 Sunday Songbook Chapter 83 Weekday Songbook Chapter 84 Young Singer, The, Book One, Baritone (bass) Chapter 85 Young Singer, The, Contralto, (Messo-soprano) Chapter 86 Young Singer, The, Book One, Soprano Chapter 87 Young Singer, The, Book One, Tenor
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