ABRSM Singing Grade 6, List A

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Early and Sacred

1 J. S. Bach Come, let us all this day, BWV 479.
F (c’-g”): publ. separately (Novello NOV290321)

2 J. S. Bach Komm, susser Tod (Come, gentle death), BWV 478.
C min (c’-g”) or A min: arr. Tippett and Bergmann. J. S. Bach Bist du bei mir and Komm, susser Tod (high or low) (Schott ED11913 or ED11914) (Eng/Ger)
G min: arr. Brett. Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 2: Germany and England (Green Man Press GM-CB2) (Ger)

3 Blow The Self Banished.
G (d’-g”) or D: publ. separately (high voice or low voice) (Schott ED11939 or ED11940)

4 A. Boesset Objet dont les charmes si doux.
A min (a-d”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 1: Italy and France (Green Man Press GM-CB1) (Fr)

5 T. Campion Oft have I sigh’d. (F)
E min (e’-e”), D min or C min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71765, EP71766 or EP71767)
D min:
No. 20 from English Lute Songs, Book 1 (Stainer & Bell B616)

6 Bob Chilcott This day.
D (d’-f#”) or C: Oxford Solo Songs: Sacred (high or low – each with CD) (OUP)

7 Bob Chilcott The Time of Snow: No. 1 from Three Christmas Songs.
G min (d’-g”): No. 3 from Spirit be joyful! – 14 Songs for Advent or Christmas (high) (OUP)
F min:
publ. separately (OUP)

8 Dankworth Light of the World.
F/D♭ (b♭- e”): No. 14 from High Praise (Novello NOV032118)

9 T. Ford Fair sweet cruel. (M)
G min (d’-f”), E min or D min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71765, EP71766 or EP71767)
E min: No. 50 from English Lute Songs, Book 1 (Stainer & Bell B616)

10 F. Gasparini Caro laccio, dolce nodo.
E♭(e♭’-e♭”) or C: No. 10 from Everlasting Voices (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP72672a or EP72672b) (Ital)

11 O. Gibbons The silver swan.
E♭(e♭’-f”), D or C: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71765, EP71766 or EP71767)
E♭ or C: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019)

12 Handel How willing my paternal love: from Samson, HWV 57.
E (B-e’): No. 81 from vocal score (Novello NOV090926)

13 Handel Let me wander not unseen: from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55.
D min (d’-g”) or A min: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019)

14 Handel Recit: O, worse than death indeed! and Aria: Angels ever bright and fair: from Theodora, HWV 68.
A min/F (d’-f”): Handel 12 Songs from the Oratorios – Soprano (Novello NOV170246)
A min/F: Handel 45 Arias from Operas and Oratorios, Vol. 2 (high) (IMC 1695)

15 Handel Vouchsafe, O Lord: from Dettingen Te Deum, HWV 283.
B min (d – d#’): No. 17 from vocal score (Novello NOV070125)
B min:
publ. separately (OUP archive OSS651-Banks)

16 Renatus Harris Could I the lovely Celia move. (M)
A min (e’-f”) or F min: No. 8 from English Baroque Songs 1 (high or medium) (Green Man Press GM-EBS 1H or GM-EBS 1M)

17 Haydn Piercing Eyes (Heller Blick): from 12 Canzonettas, Hob. XXVIa/35.
G (e’-g”): The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high) (Peters EP71765) (Eng)
G:
No. 35 from Haydn Lieder (Henle HN 535) (Eng)
G:
No. 11 from Haydn Canzonettas and Songs (Peters EP1351a) (Eng/Ger)
G: The First Book of Soprano Solos (G. Schirmer GS81173) (Eng)

18 Haydn She never told her love (Die Liebe trug sie stumm): from 12 Canzonettas, Hob. XXVIa/34.
A♭ (d’-f”): The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high) (Peters EP71765) (Eng)
A♭:
No. 34 from Haydn Lieder (Henle HN 535) (Eng)
A♭:
No. 10 from Haydn Canzonettas and Songs (Peters EP1351a) (Eng/Ger)
A♭:
No. 12 from O Tuneful Voice (OUP) (Eng)

19 Melani Vezzoza aurora.
G min (e’-g”) or D min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 1 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)

20 Mendelssohn Recit: And he journey’d with companions and Aria: But the Lord is mindful: from St Paul, Op. 36.
G (a – d”): No. 9 from Sing Solo Contralto (OUP)

21 G. Munro My lovely Celia. (M)
G (d’-g”), F or E: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71765, EP71766 or EP71767)
G or E: arr. Wilson.
Publ. separately (Boosey & Hawkes)
G or E♭: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (verses 1 & 3) (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019)
F or D:
No. 11 from Everlasting Voices (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP72672a or EP72672b)
E: arr. Wilson. Celebrated Songs, Book 3 (Chester CH55319)

22 Pergolesi Cujus animam gementem: No. 2 from Stabat Mater.
C min ( f ‘-a♭”):
vocal score (Ricordi CP 12371800) (Latin)
C min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 6 (high) (Peters EP71765) (Latin)

23 Pinto A shepherd lov’d a nymph so fair.
G (d’-e”): No. 19 from O Tuneful Voice (OUP)

24 D. Purcell Alas! When charming Sylvia’s gone. (M)
A min (d’-f”) or F min: No. 1 from English Baroque Songs 1 (high or medium) (Green Man Press GM-EBS 1H or GM-EBS 1M)

25 arr. Tate Long ago in Bethlehem: No. 3 from Three Moravian Carols.
G ( f#’- g”) or Eb:
No. 9 from Sing Solo Christmas (high or low) (OUP)

26 Torelli Tu lo sai (You know well).
E (c#’- f#”) or D: No. 10 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)
E or D♭: The Language of Song: Intermediate (high or low) (Faber) (Ital)
E or C:
No. 5 from 26 Italian Songs and Arias (medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 3402 or 3403)(Ital/Eng)

27 Juan del Vado Molinillo que moles amores.
F# min (e’-f”): arr. Roma. Cinco siglos de canciones espanolas (1300-1800) (UME UMV20095)(Span)

28 arr. Weckerlin Maman, dites-moi (Mother, please explain). (F)
(e♭’-f#”): No. 10 from Bergerettes – Twenty Romances and Songs of the 18th Century (G. Schirmer GS32612) (Fr/Eng)

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