ABRSM Singing Grade 8, List A

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EARLY AND SACRED

1 Adolphe Adam Ave Regina coelorum (omitting bb. 9-24).
F (c’-g”): arr. P. Wagner. P.12 from Marian Hymns, Vol. 2 (Barenreiter BA 9268) (Latin)

2 J. S. Bach Recit: Am Abend, da es kuhle war (At evening, hour of calm and rest) and Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Make thee clean, my heart, from sin) (to b. 37): from Matthaus-Passion (St Matthew Passion), BWV 244.
G min/B♭ (G-e♭’):
Nos 64 and 65 from vocal score (Barenreiter BA 5038-90) (Ger/Eng)
G min/B♭: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (low) (Peters EP 71773) (Ger/Eng)
G min/B♭:
Nos 74 and 75 from vocal score (Novello NOV072478) (Eng)

3 J. S. Bach Mein glaubiges Herze frohlocke (My reverent spirit, be joyful): from Cantata No. 68 ‘˜Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt’, BWV 68.
D (d’-f#”): arr. Marsh.
No. 1 from Spirit be joyful! – 14 Songs for Advent or Christmas (high) (OUP) (Ger/Eng)

4 J. S. Bach Recit: Nun wird mein liebster Brautigam (At last, beloved Saviour mine/See now the bridegroom full of grace) and Air: Bereite dich, Zion (Prepare thyself, Zion): from Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248.
A min (b -e”):
Nos 3 and 4 from vocal score (Barenreiter BA 5014-90) (Ger/Eng)
A min:
Nos 3 and 4 from vocal score (Novello NOV072500) (Eng)

5 Britten For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry: from Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30.
A (e’-f#”):
vocal score (Boosey & Hawkes)

6 Britten For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour: from Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30.
D♭ (g-b♭’):
vocal score(Boosey & Hawkes)

7 Britten That yonge child (Wann hub dies Kindlein): No. 4a from A Ceremony of Carols (Ein Kranz von Lobechoren), Op. 28.
(c’-e”):
vocal score (Boosey & Hawkes) (Eng/Ger)

8 Conti Quella fiamma (Oh the flames).
C min (d’-g”) or G min: No. 25 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b) (Ital/Eng)

9 P. Cornelius Die Konige (The Three Kings): from Weihnachtslieder, Op. 8.
B♭ (d’-g”) or G:
No. 19 from Sing Solo Christmas (high or low) (OUP) (Ger/Eng)

10 Dowland Awake, sweet love (Lieb’ ist erwacht) (both verses).
F (e’-f”) or D: No. 16 from Dowland 50 Songs, Book 1 (high or low) (Stainer & Bell X5A or X5B)(Eng)
F:
No. 7 from English Lute Songs, Book 2 (Stainer & Bell B617) (Eng)
F: John Dowland Songs (Universal UE11842) (Eng/Ger)

11 Dowland Flow my tears (observing repeats).
C min (f’-g”), A min or G min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71771, EP71772 or EP71773)

C min or A min: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019)
C min or G min:
No. 19 from Dowland 50 Songs, Book 1 (high or low) (Stainer & Bell X5A or X5B)
G min: No. 1 from English Lute Songs, Book 2 (Stainer & Bell B617)

12 Dowland Weep you no more, sad fountains.
G min (d’-g”), E min or D min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71771, EP71772 or EP71773)

G min or D min: No. 36 from Dowland 50 Songs, Book 2 (high or low) (Stainer & Bell X6A or X6B)
G min or D min: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high or low) (Hal Leonard HL40018 or HL40019-Music Sales)

G min:
No. 20 from English Lute Songs, Book 2 (Stainer & Bell B617)

13 Dubuisson Plainte sur la mort de Michel Lambert.
C min (c’e♭”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 1: Italy and France (Green Man Press GM-CB1) (Fr)

14 Durante Danza, danza, fanciulla (Dance, oh dance, oh my pretty).
C min (c’-g”) or A min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 2 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)
C min or A min:
No. 24 from 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP7743a or EP7743b)(Ital/Eng)
B♭ min, A min or G min:
No. 18 from Italian Songs of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Vol. 2 (high, medium or low) (IMC2234, IMC2235 or IMC2236 (Ital)

15 G. Dyson I will worship.
F (c’-e”): No. 13 from High Praise (Novello NOV032118)

16 J. W. Franck O angenehme Nacht!
D (b-d”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 2: Germany and England (Green Man Press GM-CB2)(Ger)

17 Grandi O quam tu pulchra es. (M)
D min (g# -d”): Charles Brett’s Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor, Vol. 1: Italy and France (Green Man Press GM-CB1) (Latin)

18 Handel Recit: Enough: to Heav’n we leave the rest and Air: With pious hearts: from Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63.
G min (G-e♭’):
Nos 47 and 48 from vocal score (Novello NOV072486)

19 Handel Here amid the shady woods: from Alexander Balus, HWV 65.
F (d’-f”): The New Imperial Edition: Mezzo-Soprano Songs (Boosey & Hawkes)
F: English Songs: Renaissance to Baroque (high) (Hal Leonard HL40018
)

20 Handel Thus when the sun: from Samson, HWV 57.
B♭ (d’-g”):
No. 73 from vocal score (Novello NOV090926)

21 Handel Recit: ‘Tis done and Air: Heart, the seat of soft delight: from Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b.
E♭ (e♭’-g”):
Nos 28 and 29 from vocal score (Novello NOV070122)

22 Haydn The Mermaid’s Song (Die Seejungfer): from 12 Canzonettas, Hob. XXVIa/25. (F)
C (c’-g”):
No. 25 from Haydn Lieder (Henle HN 535) (Eng)
C:
No. 1 from Haydn Canzonettas and Songs (Peters EP1351a) (Eng/Ger)
C: The First Book of Soprano Solos (G. Schirmer GS81173) (Eng)

23 Haydn O tuneful voice (O Stimme hold), Hob. XXVIa/42.
E♭(b-g”), C or B♭: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71771, EP71772 or EP71773)(Eng)
E♭: No. 41 from Haydn Lieder (Henle HN 535) (Eng)
E♭:
No. 14 from Haydn Canzonettas and Songs (Peters EP1351a) (Eng/Ger)
E♭:
No. 13 from O Tuneful Voice(OUP) (Eng)

24 Haydn The Spirit’s Song ‘Hark, what I tell to thee’ (Des Geistes Gesang), Hob. XXVIa/41.
G min (c#’-a♭”), F min or D min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71771, EP71772 or EP71773)(Eng)
F min:
No. 40 from Haydn Lieder (Henle HN 535) (Eng)
F min:
No. 13 from Haydn Canzonettas and Songs (Peters EP1351a) (Eng/Ger)

25 Haydn Recit: Straight opening her fertile womb and Air: Now heav’n in fullest glory shone: from The Creation, Hob XXI/2.
D (F-e♭’):
Nos 22 and 23 from vocal score (Novello NOV072485)
D: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (low) (Peters EP71773)

26 Haydn The Wanderer (Der Wanderer): from 12 Canzonettas, Hob. XXVIa/32.
G min (d’e♭”): The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high) (Peters EP71771) (Eng)
G min:
No. 32 from Haydn Lieder (Henle HN 535) (Eng)
G min:
No. 8 from Haydn Canzonettas and Songs (Peters EP1351a) (Eng/Ger)
G min:
No. 11 from O Tuneful Voice (OUP) (Eng)

27 Humperdinck Weihnachten (Christmas).
F (d’-g”): arr. Marsh. No. 6 from Spirit be joyful! -14 Songs for Advent or Christmas (high) (OUP)(Ger/Eng)

28 Leveridge Who is Silvia?
E (d#’-g#”) or D: English Baroque Songs 1 (high or medium)(high or medium) (Green Man Press GM-EBS 1H or GM-EBS 1M)

29 Mendelssohn O for the wings of a dove: from Hear My Prayer.
G (d’-g”) or E♭:arr. Jenkins. Sing Solo Sacred (high or low) (OUP)

30 Mozart Agnus Dei: No. 6 from Mass in C, ‘˜Coronation’, K. 317.
F (c’-f”): The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high) (Peters EP71771) (Latin)

31 Poulenc Priez pour paix.
F min (e♭’-e♭”) or C min: No. 22 from Everlasting Voices (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP72672a or EP72672b) (Fr)
F min: The Best of Poulenc: 40 Selected Songs for Medium Voice (Eschig DF 01612200) (Fr)

32 John Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you.
F (b♭ -g”) or D♭: Oxford Solo Songs: Sacred (high or low – each with CD) (OUP)

33 John Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol.
F (c’-g”) or E♭: No. 17 from Sing Solo Christmas (high or low) (OUP)

34 attrib. Stradella Pieta , Signore (O Lord, have mercy).
D min (d’-g”) or A min: 24 Italian Songs and Arias (medium-high or medium-low) (G. Schirmer GS26114 or GS26115) (Ital/Eng)
C min or A min: A Selection of Italian Arias 1600-1800, Vol. 2 (high or low) (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)

35 Vivaldi Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris: from Gloria in D, RV 589.
B min (c#’-d”):
No. 10 from vocal score (Ricordi LD 00054100) (Latin/Eng)
B min: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (medium) (Peters EP71772) (Latin)

36 Vivaldi Stabat Mater: from Stabat Mater, RV 621.
F min (a♭ -d♭”): No. 1 from vocal score (Ricordi NR 13156500) (Latin)

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