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American Arias

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Composed by Various. Edited by Philip Brunelle.

Boosey & Hawkes Voice. Voicing/Format: Baritone/Bass. With BOOK W/CD. 9x12 inches. 164 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48018055)

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The Boosey & Hawkes catalog is one of the greatest treasures of contemporary American vocal literature. This major new series celebrates greatness in American opera, with arias from Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, John Adams' Nixon in China, Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco, and other operas by Argento and Floyd, Jack Beeson, Ned Rorem and other American composers. American Arias is suitable for professional and college-level singers, ideal for recitals and auditions, and an essential resource for the study of the American opera repertoire. The series presents many arias that have never been published outside of the original complete vocal scores. There are approximately 20 arias per volume. Each collection includes commentary on the operas and arias, and a CD of recorded piano accompaniments.

Songs Include:

  • A Simple Song (MASS)-Leonard Bernstein
  • Casanova's Final Air (CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING)-Dominick Argento
  • Chou En Lai's Epilogue (NIXON IN CHINA)-John Adams
  • Dawn Air (EL NINO)-John Adams
  • Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise (I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING...)-John Adams
  • George's Aria (OF MICE AND MEN)-Carlisle Floyd
  • Hear me, O Lord (SUSANNAH)-Carlisle Floyd
  • I cannot still the echo (THE ROBBERS)-Ned Rorem
  • I've got a ram, Goliath (THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER)-Douglas Moore
  • I've known I've loved you (COLD SASSY TREE)-Carlisle Floyd
  • Metatron's Sermon (THE MASQUE OF ANGELS)-Dominick Argento
  • News Aria (NIXON IN CHINA)-John Adams
  • Nick Shadow's Aria (THE RAKE'S PROGRESS)-Igor Stravinsky
  • Prescription for Living (DR. HEIDEGGER'S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH)-Jack Beeson
  • Ralph's Letter-Ballad (THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY)-Dominick Argento
  • Rucker's Sermon (COLD SASSY TREE)-Carlisle Floyd
  • Shake the heavens (EL NINO)-John Adams
  • Simon's Aria (THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY)-Dominick Argento
  • Single bed blanket (WILLIE STARK)-Carlisle Floyd
  • Sleep, conscience, sleep (THE PASSION OF JONATHAN WADE)-Carlisle Floyd
  • Sly's Aria (CHRISTOPHER SLY)-Dominick Argento
  • The Boor's Aria (THE BOOR)-Dominick Argento
  • The Gambler's Song (HELLO OUT THERE)-Jack Beeson
  • The Lecturer (A WATER BIRD TALK)-Dominick Argento
  • There's a law (TROUBLE IN TAHITI)-Leonard Bernstein
  • We all come out of the earth (WILLIE STARK)-Carlisle Floyd

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