Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Two Diction Aids

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Two Diction Aids

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE FOR The French Song Anthology. International Phonetic Alphabet and 3 CDs of Recorded Diction Lessons. 60 Songs. Companion to The French Song Anthology in The Vocal Library. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2008. Martha Gerhart, Translations and IPA; Pierre Vallet, Diction Coach.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE FOR The Lieder Anthology. International Phonetic Alphabet and 3 CDs of Recorded Diction Lessons. 65 Songs. Companion to The Lieder Anthology in The Vocal Library. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2008. Martha Gerhart, Translations and IPA; Irene Spiegelman, Diction Coach.

Each of the two volumes above contains the IPA Symbols for the particular language diction in singing, information about the artists, commentary about the diction recordings, the text of each song in the respective companion volume with IPA transliteration and word by word English translation, and three CDs. The CDs contain a reading of and diction lesson on each text. A superb learning tool for singers beginning their study of classical song, these volumes, along with their companion scores, should be in the music collection of every serious voice student. They are not intended to substitute for actual study of the language but will greatly enhance that study, as well as save much time in the song learning process.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd. Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN (Hal Leonard).

Breitkopf & Härtel. Deutscher Verlag für Musik-Leipzig. Walkmühlstrasse 52, D-65195 Wiesbaden, Germany, www.breitkopf.com

Hal Leonard Corporation, Inc. 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213 www. …

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