MUSIC RESOURCES IN REFERENCE

Located in the Music Library Reference Section, in MALIC, Jardine Hall room 313

VOCAL - TRANSLATIONS
Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire
  REF BV186.5 J.43
In 2 volumes, volume I covers sacred Latin texts, along with an ecclesiastical calendar,  an overview of the hours of Divine Office, and a glossary of terms.  Volume II covers German texts, with historical background of the compositions.  Both volumes hold pronunciation guides

Texts to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Church Cantatas (Texte zu den Kirchenkantaten von Johann Sebastian Bach)  REF ML54.B15 C32 1984
German texts with English translations, along with a chart showing the appropriate cantata for the church calendar.

Schubert: Complete Song Texts  REF ML54.6 .S39 W52 1988
Texts of Schubert lieder and Italian Songs with English translations.

Masters of the French Art Song  REF ML54.6 .M33 1991
French with English translations of the songs by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure and Ravel.

The Ring of Words  REF ML54.6 .M5 R5 1963
A selection of art song texts in their original languages (German, French, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, and Spanish) with English translations. 

Penguin Book of Lieder  REF ML54.6 .P75 P5 1964
The texts of 18 composers of German lieder with their English translations are found here, along with a short introduction to the works of each composer.

Russian Songs & Arias  REF ML54.6 .P57 R8 1991
This contains texts in Russian with English translations, along with a guide to Russian diction.  Covers the works of 13 composers. 

The Singer’s Anthology of 20th Century Spanish Songs  REF ML54.6 .S563 1987
This contains Spanish texts and English Translations to the art songs of Granados, Falla and Mompou, along with a guide to Spanish diction.

Singer’s Debussy  REF ML54.6 .D42 R62 1987
This contains an introduction to each song, French texts and English translations, along with a guide to French diction and a discussion of Debussy’s works. 

Masters of the Italian Art Song  REF ML54.6 .M34 1990
Here are presented the Italian texts and English translations of the complete songs for voice and piano of Bellini, Donaudy, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini, Tosti and Verdi.

The Spanish Song Companion  REF ML54.6 .S76 1992
Find here Spanish texts with English translations to the art songs of 53 composers, along with a short introduction to each.

Word by Word Translations of Songs and Arias  REF ML54.6 .W65
Often known as the “Schoep & Harris,” due to the authorship of the 2nd volume, this title is in 2 volumes, volume I contains translations of German and French art songs and volume II contains translations of Italian art songs.  Both are arranged alphabetically by composer.  Copies are also found in Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

Italian Art Song  (Lakeway)  REF ML2533.L25 1989  
This is a survey of Italian art song, with biographical information, discussion of individual works and translations. 

Nineteenth-Century French Song  (Meister)  REF ML2827.M36
Find here a study of the solo songs of Fauré, Chausson, Duparc and Debussy, with translations by the author.

A Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms  (Stark)  REF MT115.73 S73 1995
This work happens to have English translations but is more specifically an indepth study of Brahms’ solo songs.  This work also contains a listing with brief biographical information for poets (and translators) of song texts, a listing of folk song texts, and a bibliography.

The Songs of Hugo Wolf (Sams)  REF MT115.W6 S3 1992
A guide to the songs of Wolf, each entry provides a date of composition, an English translation, commentary and notes on compositional details.

The Songs of Robert Schumann (Sams)  REF MT115.S38 S3 1993
A guide to the songs of Schumann, each entry provides a date of composition, an English translation, commentary and notes on compositional details.  Previous editions are located in Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

The Interpretation of French Song (Bernac)  REF MT892.B4 1978
This is a guide to French art song, with English translations.  A previous edition is available in Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

The Fischer-Dieskau Book of Lieder  (Fischere-Dieskau)  REF PT1160.E6 F5 197
Here the original text and English translations by George Bird and Richard Stokes are arranged alphabetically by German title or first line.  This also provides indices of composers, poets, title and first line.  A copy to check out is available in Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

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Updated: June 07, 2012
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Rachel Crane, Music/Fine Arts Librarian