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REF

REF
780.922
B168s
Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Music

Nicholas Slonimsky, ed.

(various editions in both libraries)

MUS LIB

REF ML102.P66 G85

1995

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Colin Larkin, ed. (6 vols.)
Includes information on Broadway shows and
composers/lyricists
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780.3

T371i

The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians
Oscar Thompson
Various editions in libraries (9th ed. in MUS LIB)
REF 781.7730321 N532g The New Grove Dictionary of American Music
H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
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780.3

N532

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Stanley Sadie, ed. (20 vols.)
Definitive English music encyclopedia for information on
composers, forms, styles, music, etc.
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782.103

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
Stanley Sadie, ed.
N532
MUS LIB

REF ML100
.N484
1986

The New Harvard Dictionary of Music
Don Michael Randel
Periodicals
NATS Journal
Official journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
Songs & Interpretation
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782.420944

B517i

The Interpretation of French Song
Pierre Bernac
Contains commentary, interpretive suggestions, and translations of much
of the French repertoire.
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782.42092 P874b

Francis Poulenc: The Man and His Songs
Pierre Bernac
Contains commentary and translations.
MUS LIB

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ML102.O6

.B68
1994

Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias
Richard Boldrey
784.3

B864g

The German Lied and Its Poetry
Elaine Brady and Robert A. Fowkes
German songs analyzed poetically as well as musically.
784.30094 S384c Schubert’s Songs
Richard Capell
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781.971

C287a

Art Song in the United States
Judith E. Carman
784.305

D289p

The Poetic Debussy
Margaret G. Cobb
REF 782.420946 S735s The Spanish Song Companion
Jacqueline Cockburn and Richard Stokes
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782.42015 C675

Program Notes for The Singer’s Repertoire
Berton Coffin and Werner Singer
Program notes which give the general sense of selected songs and arias.
MUS LIB

REF

.C64
1960

Singer’s Repertoire
Berton Coffin (5 vols.: v.1-2 in MUS LIB, v.5 in main library, v.1-4 at ML128.S3 HSU)
MUS LIB

REF

ML128.S3
.D43
1966

Songs in Collections: An Index
Desiree De Charms
784.934

E54a

The Art of the Song Recital
Shirley Emmons
MUS LIB

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ML128.S3
.E87
1977

Repertoire for the Solo Voice
Noni Espina (2 vols.)
REF 016.783225 E77v
1984
Vocal Solos for Christian Churches
Noni Espina
784.300924 S562d Schubert’s Songs: A Biographical Study
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
MUS LIB

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ML410
.F38G3
1996

Interpreting the Songs of Gabriel Fauré
Robert Gartside
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782.1143 G621bo

Bringing Opera to Life
Boris Goldovsky
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782.1143 G621bs

Bringing Soprano Arias to Life
Boris Goldovsky and Arthur Schoep
Translations, historical perspective, and performance hints of standard
soprano arias.
784.3

H177a

The Art Song
James Husst Hall (on reserve)
MUS LIB ML128.V7

.K24

1968

Music for the Voice
Sergius Kagen
(copies in MUS LIB REF, MUS LIB main stacks,
main library REF, and main library stacks)
MUS

LIB

MT120
.K562
1996

Song: A Guide to Style and Literature
Carol Kimball
MUS LIB

REF

ML128.V7
.M389
1998

Library Resources for Singers, Coaches, and Accompanists
Ruthann Boles McTyre
REF 782.420944 M515n Nineteenth-Century French Song
Barbara Meister
Contains commentary and translations of songs by Fauré, Chausson, Duparc,
and Debussy.
MUS LIB

REF

ML410
.P45M4
1998

The Songs of Hans Pfitzner
Richard Mercier
MUS LIB

REF
MT95
.K62
1997

The New Kobbé’s Opera Book
REF 782.420944 N897f

1970

French Song from Berlioz to Duparc
Fritz Noske
Good commentary, limited translations
MUS LIB

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ML102.O6
.O82
1983

The Dictionary of the Opera
Charles Osborne
784.300924 P484t Ton und Wort: The Lieder of Richard Strauss
Barbara A. Petersen
MUS LIB

REF

MT95
.S56O5
1960

100 Great Operas and Their Stories
Henry William Simon
REF

782.1143

S617i

An Interpretive Guide to Operatic Arias
Martial Singher
Literal translations, plot synopsis, and interpretive suggestions for selected
operatic arias.
782.420946 S735s Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder
Deborah Stein
784.09

S844h

A History of Song
Denis Stevens (on reserve)
784.3

W879p

Poulenc’s Songs: An Analysis of Style
Vivian Wood
Diction, Phonetic Readings & Translations
784.932

A237p

Phonetics and Diction in Singing: Italian, French, Spanish, German
Kurt Adler
REF

782.42077

C675p

Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias
Berton Coffin, et al.
A phonetic guide to authentic pronunciation of 413 songs and arias in IPA.
REF

782.420268

W924b

pt.1

Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias
Part I: German and French
Berton Coffin
Excellent literal translations
REF Part II: Italian
782.420268 Arthur Schoep and Daniel Harris
W924b Excellent literal translations
pt.2
MUS LIB Singer’s Italian: A Manual of Diction and Phonetics
REF Evelina Colorni
MT883
.C65
1970
MUS LIB

REF

MT883
.C69
1970

The Singer’s Manual of German and French Diction
Richard G. Cox
782.0424

W187d

Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, German,
French, and Spanish
784.3

M989e

English Texts for the Songs of Modeste Moussorgsky
Henry S. Drinker
REF

782.420268

S384d

Texts of the Solo Songs of Franz Schubert in English Translation (2 vols.)
Henry S. Drinker
REF

782.420268

W853d

Texts of the Solo Songs of Hugo Wolf in English Translation
Henry S. Drinker
REF

782.420268

B813d

Texts of the Vocal Works of Johannes Brahms in English Translation
(2 vols.)
Henry S. Drinker
784.300943

F529f

The Fischer-Dieskau Book of Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, George Bird, and Richard Stokes
Original texts and translations of over 750 lieder.
MUS LIB

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ML410

.S38G4
1996

Schubert’s Complete Song Texts with International Phonetic Alphabet
Transcriptions, Word for Word Translations and Commentary
Beaumont Glass (2 vols.)
784.932

G885s

Singing in French
Thomas Grubb
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782.42077

M196p

Phonetic Readings of Brahms Lieder
Candace A. Magner
MUS LIB

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MT883
.M37
1953

The Singer’s Manual of English Diction
Madeleine Marshall
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782.420268

M651r

1973

The Ring of Words
Phillip L. Miller
Anthology of art song translations.
MUS LIB

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MT883
.M67D5
1975

Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German
John Moriarty
MUS LIB

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MT883
.O36
1981

German for Singers
William Odom
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782.42

Lieder Line by Line
Lois Phillips
0268

P561L

Translations of lieder.
784.3

P918p

The Penguin Book of Lieder
S. S. Prawer
Literal translations of lieder.
MUS LIB

REF

MT883

.S54
1975

A Manual of Foreign Language Dictions for Singers
Richard F. Sheil
(additional copy in MUS LIB main stacks)
784.932

U76t

To Sing in English: A Guide to Improved Diction
Dorothy Uris
MUS LIB

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MT883
.W25
1989

International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers
Joan Wall

 

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