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The Comprehensive Catalogue of Duet Literature for Female Voices: Vocal Chamber Duets with Keyboard Accompaniment Composed Between 1820-1995
     

The Comprehensive Catalogue of Duet Literature for Female Voices: Vocal Chamber Duets with Keyboard Accompaniment Composed Between 1820-1995

by Marilyn Stephanie Mercedes Newman, Richard Lalli, Maurice Hinson
 
Vocal chamber duets for female voice are some of the most beautiful and pedagogically useful vocal literature. Nevertheless, they are often overlooked because of difficulty procuring them. Many vocal catalogues do not specify duet literature, and existing catalogues and appendixes addressing duet literature are limited. This catalogue contains 8,800 entries

Overview

Vocal chamber duets for female voice are some of the most beautiful and pedagogically useful vocal literature. Nevertheless, they are often overlooked because of difficulty procuring them. Many vocal catalogues do not specify duet literature, and existing catalogues and appendixes addressing duet literature are limited. This catalogue contains 8,800 entries representing over 2,000 composers. It enables interested parties to access titles and composers of works with information pertaining to specified voice parts and publisher. Works are accessible by composer and by title of work. They are also searchable through opus or piece number, voices specified, and accompaniment if other than piano. The catalogue also provides comments significant to each work, cross-reference tables that specify the voice types listed, and the language of the work. Appendixes list composers and publishers, and an Index of Song Titles makes all of the works easy to locate. The Catalogue provides singers, students, teachers, coaches, and accompanists with information that will help obtain specific chamber music duet literature for female voices. Music historians may also benefit from this volume which includes many composers who have contributed to this vast genre.

Editorial Reviews

Notes: Quarterly Journal of Music Library Association
These surveys are informative and well researched...The index's references are reliable...the catalog provides access to repertory, and will help performers and scholars identify duet music and supporting literature. It is appropriate for larger libraries supporting vocal studios.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This valuable catalog will be a welcome reference tool for singers, their teachers, and their collaborators.
Journal of Singing
Newman argues convincingly for the artistic, technical, and pedagogical benefits of duet singing... To that end, her ambitious work provides a central source for duet literature for female voices... and can be enthusiastically recommended for institutional libraries and reference collections.
Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
These surveys are informative and well researched...The index's references are reliable...the catalog provides access to repertory, and will help performers and scholars identify duet music and supporting literature. It is appropriate for larger libraries supporting vocal studios.
Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
These surveys are informative and well researched...The index's references are reliable...the catalog provides access to repertory, and will help performers and scholars identify duet music and supporting literature. It is appropriate for larger libraries supporting vocal studios.
American Reference Books Annual
This valuable catalog will be a welcome reference tool for singers, their teachers, and their collaborators.
The American Organist
Here, finally, is the "definitive" catalog of duet literature for female voices containing 8,800 entries, representing over 2,000 composers...This catalog provides an extremely detailed resource for those researching music in this now, more specific category.
Journal Of Singing
Newman argues convincingly for the artistic, technical, and pedagogical benefits of duet singing... To that end, her ambitious work provides a central source for duet literature for female voices... and can be enthusiastically recommended for institutional libraries and reference collections.
Pastoral Music
This must be the ultimate word on just about everything composed for women's voices as duets. This is a very useful reference work for any library. It will be invaluable to voice teachers, choirs, and musicologists. Many church musicians will also find it an excellent tool for locating and developing creative repertoire. Highly recommended.
Notes
These surveys are informative and well researched...The index's references are reliable...the catalog provides access to repertory, and will help performers and scholars identify duet music and supporting literature. It is appropriate for larger libraries supporting vocal studios.

Library Journal
An extremely valuable and user-friendly reference tool for an important repertory, this catalog lists nearly 9000 works alphabetically by composer, covering title, opus number, voices, and publisher. The appendixes list all composers included and also provide a separate list of women composers, publishers' addresses, a breakdown of anthology contents, and cross listings according to voice specification, language, and accompanying instrument. Introductory notes include an overview of the chamber duet and pedagogical advice along with extensive discussions and analyses of the literature. In short, this source contains everything you could possibly want to know about female vocal chamber duets. Essential for serious reference libraries.--Timothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Containing 8,800 entries representing over 2,000 composers, this catalogue provides an alphabetical list of works by composer and by title of the work. Each entry includes opus or piece number, voices specified, accompaniment (if other than piano), and comments significant to the work. Appendices list composers, publishers, and the contents of pertinent and available anthologies, as well as cross references that specify voice types, language of work, keyboard accompaniment type, or . Includes an index of song titles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810836471
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.44(d)

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Meet the Author

Marilyn Stephanie Mercedes Newman (Ed.D. Music and Music Education Teachers College of Columbia University) is a mezzo-soprano who specializes in recital literature and oratorio, performing widely in New York and New England. She is the lower voice in Duetto Cantabile, a soprano-mezzo soprano ensemble that performs a variety of vocal music for two voices.

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