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ERIC Number: ED072986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 171
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Survey of American and British Solo Voice Literature.
Toms, John
This catalog of 343 songs for high school vocalists is the result of a survey of American and British solo literature. It was motivated by a desire to bring fine songs to the attention of high school teachers to supplement a repertory often limited to familiar but over-used songs, current and standard show tunes, and operatic arias that are both vocally and musically taxing. Chosen first for musical quality, and second, for being within the technical capacity of young musicians, the list was compiled after examining approximately 2,000 songs selected from catalogs of 19 publishers. Other information given for each song is: 1) editor and/or arranger; 2) publisher; 3) key in which the song is written (with additional keys listed); 4) range and tessitura; 5) whether the song is best suited for men or women; 6) degree of difficulty (for both vocalist and accompanist); and, 7) evaluation of music and text. Two lines of each song are shown. (Author/OPH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA.