ABRSM Singing Grade 7, List A

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EARLY & SACRED 1 T. A. Arne Under the greenwood tree.
E♭(c’-g”): Celebrated Songs, Book 1 (Chester CH55317)
E#flat# : arr. Northcote. The New Imperial Edition: Tenor Songs (Boosey & Hawkes)

2 attrib. J. S. Bach Bist du bei mir (If thou art by/If thou art near), BWV 508.
E#flat# (d’-a#flat#”): No. 1 from Elisabeth Schumann Liederbuch (Universal UE9559) (Ger/Eng)
D or B#flat#: J. S. Bach Bist du bei mir and Komm, susser Tod (high or low) (Schott ED11913 or ED11914) (Ger)(Eng)
D: No. 2 from Sing Solo Tenor (OUP) (Ger/Eng)
Db or B#flat#: arr. Jenkins. Sing Solo Sacred (high or low) (OUP) (Eng)

3 J. S. Bach Jesus, unser Trost und Leben, BWV 475.
G (d’-c”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 2: Germany and England (Green Man Press GM-CB2)

4 J. Barrett A Song Call’d The Pilgrim.
G (e’-f#”) or E: No. 4 from English Baroque Songs 1 (high or medium) (Green Man Press GM-EBS 1H or GM-EBS 1M)

5 L. Bernstein Adonai roi: from Psalm 23 (2nd movt) from Chichester Psalms.
A (d’-e”): vocal score (solo line in bb. 1-32 and 55-61, omitting bb. 33-46, soprano line in bb. 47-54) (Boosey & Hawkes) (Hebrew)

6 Blow Sabina has a thousand charms. (M)
F (g-d”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 2: Germany and England (Green Man Press GM-CB2)

7 Lionel Bourne Thou art God.
G (d’-e”/g”) or E: Oxford Solo Songs: Sacred(high or low – each with CD) (OUP)

8 Geoffrey Burgon Nunc Dimittis.
(e’-e”): publ. separately (Chester CH55243)
(e’-e”): High Praise 2 (Novello NOV020680)

9 Caccini Amarilli, mia bella (Amaryllis, my lovely). (M)
A min (e’-f#”), G min or F min: No. 16 from Italian Songs of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Vol. 2 (high, medium or low) (IMC2234, IMC2235 or IMC2236) (Ital)
G min or E min:
No. 1 from 26 Italian Songs and Arias (medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 3402 or 3403)(Ital/Eng)
G min or E min:
No. 1 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)
G min or E min: The Language of Song: Intermediate (high or low) (Faber) (Ital)
G min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 2 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)

10 Caldara Come raggio di sol (Just as the radiant sun/Softly the rays of sun).
G min (e’-g”) or E min: No. 22 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)
G min or B min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 2 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)

11 Dowland Come again, sweet love doth now invite (Komm zuruck!).
A#flat# (E#flat#-f”) or F: No. 14 from Dowland 50 Songs, Book 1 (high or low) (Stainer & Bell X5A or X5B) (Eng)
G: John Dowland Songs (Universal UE11842) (Eng/Ger)
F: English Lute Songs, Book 2 (omitting verses 3-5) (Stainer & Bell B617) (Eng)

12 Dowland Go, crystal tears (Trane, Kristall) (both verses).
D min (a’-f”) or B min: No. 9 from Dowland 50 Songs, Book 1 (high or low) (Stainer & Bell X5A or X5B) (Eng)
C min: John Dowland Songs (Universal UE11842) (Eng/Ger)

13 F. Durante Vergin, tutt’amor (Virgin, full of love).
D min (d’-f”) or B min: No. 23 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)
D min or B min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 2 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)
D min or A min:
No. 18 from 26 Italian Songs and Arias (medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 3402 or 3403)(Ital/Eng)

14 Franck Ave Maria.
F min/F (f’-g”) or D min/D: arr. Jenkins. Sing Solo Sacred (high or low) (OUP) (Latin/Eng)

15 Handel Come unto Him: from Messiah, HWV 56.
B#flat# (f’-g”): No. 17
from vocal score (starting at Soprano entry) (Barenreiter BA4012-73)
B#flat#: No. 20
from vocal score (from fig. C) (Novello NOV070137, paperback edition, hardback cloth edition)
B#flat# or F: arr. Jenkins. Sing Solo Sacred (high or low) (OUP)

16 Handel Recit: He was cut off out of the land of the living and Air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell: from Messiah, HWV 56.
A (e’-g#”): Nos 28 and 29
from vocal score (Barenreiter BA4012-73)
A: Nos 31 and 32
from vocal score (Novello NOV070137, paperback edition, hardback cloth edition)
A: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (high) (Peters EP71768)

17 Handel How beautiful are the feet: from Messiah, HWV 56.
G min (f’-g”):
No. 34a from vocal score (pp. 207 & 208 only) (Barenreiter BA4012-73)
G min:
No. 38 from vocal score (Novello NOV070137, paperback edition, hardback cloth edition)
G min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (high) (Peters EP71768)

18 Handel Recit: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open’d and Air: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: from Messiah, HWV 56.
F (c’-d”): Recit and Aria
No. 17 from vocal score (ending at Soprano entry) (Barenreiter BA4012-73)
F: Nos 19 and 20 (to fig. C)
from vocal score (Novello NOV070137, paperback edition, hardback cloth edition)
F: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (medium) (Peters EP71769)

19 Handel Recit: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart and Air: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow: from Messiah, HWV 56.
E min (d#’-g”):
Nos 26 and 27 from vocal score (Barenreiter BA4012-73)
E min:
Nos 29 and 30 from vocal score (Novello NOV070137, paperback edition, hardback cloth edition)
E min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (high) (Peters EP 71768)

20 M. Lambert Ombre de mon amant.
D min (a-c”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 1: Italy and France (Green Man Press GM-CB1) (Fr)

21 Mendelssohn I will sing of Thy great mercies: from St Paul, Op. 36.
F (e’-f”): High Praise (Novello NOV032118)

22 Mendelssohn O rest in the Lord: from Elijah, Op. 70.
C (b -d”): The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos (G. Schirmer GS81174)

23 T. Morley I saw my lady weeping.
A min (d’-e”), G min or F min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71768, EP71769 or EP71770)
A min: No. 33 from English Lute Songs, Book 2 (Stainer & Bell B617)

24 attrib. Parisotti/Pergolesi Se tu m’ami (If you love me).
G min (c’-g”) or E min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 2 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)
G min or E min: No. 30 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)
G min or E min: The Language of Song: Intermediate(high or low) (Faber) (Ital)

25 Pergolesi Eja Mater: No. 7 from Stabat Mater.
C min (b-E#flat# “): vocal score (Ricordi CP 12371800) (Latin)

26 Purcell Be welcome then, great Sir: from Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324.
F (g -b#flat#’): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 2: Germany and England (Green Man Press GM-CB2)

27 Purcell If music be the food of love (1st setting), Z. 379A.
G min (d’-g”), E min or D min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71768, EP71769 or EP71770)
G min or E#flat# min: Purcell 40 Songs </i(including 2nd stanza) (high or low) (IMC2071 or IMC2072)
G min or D min: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019)
F# min:
No. 6 from Purcell Songs, Vol. 1 (Schott ED 12409)
D min:
No. 5 from Purcell Songs, Vol. 4 (Schott ED 12493)
D min: publ. separately (Schott ED 11915)

28 Rosseter When Laura smiles (verses 1 & 4).
A (e’-f#”), G or F: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 7 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71768, EP71769 or EP71770)
A or F: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019)
F:
No. 42 from English Lute Songs, Book 2 (Stainer & Bell B617)

29 A. Scarlatti Sento nel core (What am I feeling?/I feel within my heart/Sorrow unending).
E min (d#’-e”) or D min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 1 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)
E min or D min: No. 8 from 26 Italian Songs and Arias (medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 3402 or 3403)(Ital/Eng)
E min or D min: No. 13 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)

 

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