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Classical Vocal Music – piano accompaniment simplified.
Want to teach or learn opera arias or Lieder but don’t have good enough Piano skills to read the accompaniment fluently? These books will help you play along and support your pupil or yourself whilst singing.
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They are a vital tool for teachers and students who struggle to play difficult orchestral piano reductions often used in the vocal scores of opera arias.
The Opera books contain 26-30 opera arias for each voice type, on over 230 pages. They all have chord symbols in to aid accompaniment and sight reading. There are versions with a full piano part, and more succinct versions with just the vocal line and important cues.
Each Aria book contains a carefully chosen selection of opera arias. Some are essential exam arias, others are popular repertoire arias, and there are some more advanced arias to stretch you.
The Lieder books contain a new feature – a word for word translation of the text into English actually IN the score – no excuses for your students not knowing what they are singing about any more! A prose translation is provided at the bottom of each page as appropriate.