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The New Imperial Edition - Mezzo-Soprano Songs



Voice & Piano. Book Only.
Includes TWELVE songs set on Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 of the ABRSM Singing Exams.

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The New Imperial Edition - Mezzo-Soprano Songs:

Songs set by the ABRSM:

  • Schubert - Wiegenlied (Schlafe, schlafe, holder susser Knabe/Cradle Song) Op98/2 D498 in Gb (db'-eb\") AB 2
  • Schubert - Heidenroslein (The Wild Rose) Op3/3 D257 in E (e'-e\") AB 3
  • Arne - When Daisies Pied in F (c'-f\") AB 4
  • Purcell - I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly in Ab (d'-f\") AB 5
  • Howells - Girls Song - Op22/4 in G (d'-e\") AB 5
  • Purcell - Nymphs and Shepherds (from The Libertine Z600) in F (c'-f\") AB 6
  • Brahms - Der Schmied Op19/4 in Eb (eb'-eb\") AB 6
  • Quilter - Dream Valley Op20/1 in Gb (eb'-gb\") AB 6
  • Mozart - Das Veilchen K476 (Ger) in G (f#'-g\") AB 7
  • Haydn - The Mermaid's Song (from 12 Canzonettas HobXXVIa/25 in Eng) in C (c'-g\") AB 8
  • Handel - Here Amid the Shady Woods (from Alexander Balus HwV65) Mezzo, Alto or Countertenor in F (d'-f\") AB 8
  • Schubert - Du bist die Ruh Op59/3 D776 (Ger) in C (c'-f\") AB 8



The New Imperial Edition of Solo Songs has been designed as a chronological anthology of song from the Lutenists down to the present day. As other albums will be devoted exclusively to operatic and oratorio arias these are generally omitted from the present volumes.
Manifestly, the selection must be indicative rather than comprehensive or merely exclusive and is essentially practical, not personal. Each song is briefly annotated and, except where indicated, appears in the original key or is set for the voice which it is normally associated.
Apart from obvious restrictions, the choice has been largely determined by certain positive needs. To provide the singing teacher and student alike with a working catalogue as a basis for more specialized research into the varied treasure of the literature of song: to give the festival committees and examination bodies a ready way of governing without unduly restricting the dangerous freedom of choice classes: to present the would-be accompanist with a convenient means of studying the many-sided aspects of the exacting technique: and, lastly, to offer to all singers, whether amateur or professional, a practical and logical conspectus of the diversities of lyrical song over a period of some three hundred years. If, in addition these books will do something to combat the present-day weakness for vocal exhibitionism or narrow eclecticism the labour of their preparation will be doubly justified.
The edition is part of the ABRSM syllabus (grade 8)

Series: The New Imperial Edition
Instrumentation: Mezzo-Soprano And Piano
Arranger: Northcote, Sydney
Binding: Paperback/Soft Cover
Language: English
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, New York
ISMN: M-051-90410-5
ISBN: 979-0-051-90410-5


  • R. Strauss: Alone in the Forest (Waldseligkeit)
  • Handel: Angels Ever Bright and Fair
  • Brahms: The Blacksmith (Der Schmied)
  • Schumann: The Brides Song (Lied der Braut)
  • Schubert: Cradle Song (Wiegenlied)
  • Bishop/Rowley: Deep in My Heart
  • Quilter: Dream Valley
  • Handel: Dryads, Sylvans (from \"Time and Truth\")
  • Howells: Girls Song
  • Handel: Here amid the shady woods -Purcell: I attempt from loves sickness to fly
  • Taubert: In a Strange Land (In der Fremde)
  • Beethoven: Know’st thou the land (Kennst du das Land)
  • Rosa: Let me linger near thee (Star Vicino)
  • Carey: Melmillo
  • Haydn: My mother bids me bind my hair
  • Haydn: Now the dancing sunbeams play (The Mermaids Song)
  • Purcell: Nymphs and Shepherds
  • Sullivan: Orpheus with his lute
  • Brahms: Parting (Muss es eine Trennung)
  • Schubert: Peace (Du bist die Ruh)
  • Wagner: Slumber Song (Dors, mon enfant)
  • Schumann: Somebody (Jemand)
  • Brahms: Springs Secret (Der Frühling)
  • Rachmaninoff: To the Children (Aux enfants)
  • Berlioz: The Undiscovered Country (Lile inconnue)
  • Mozart: The Violet (Das Veilchen)
  • Arne: When daisies pied
  • Dowland: Who ever thinks or hopes of love
  • Schubert: The Wild Rose (Heiden Röslein)



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