ABRSM Singing Grade 8, List C

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ART SONGS IN ENGLISH

1 S. Barber Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3.
B♭ (d’-g”) or G: publ. separately (G. Schirmer GS28215 – high voice, or GS28214 – low voice)
B♭ or G: Barber 65 Songs (high or medium/low) (G. Schirmer HL50490044 or HL50490045)
B♭ or G: 15 American Art Songs (high or low) (G. Schirmer GS82645 or GS82607)

2 A. Beach Fairy lullaby. (F)
F (e’-f”/a”): First Solos: Songs by Women Composers, Vol. 1 (high)(Hildegard)

3 R. R. Bennett The Widow Bird (Der Witwenvogel): No. 4 from The Aviary.
(d’-f#”): (Universal UE14168)(Eng/Ger)

4 Britten At the Railway Station, Upway: No. 7 from Winter Words, Op. 52.
(e’-g”): (Boosey & Hawkes)

5 Britten Cradle Song.
(b♭ -f#”/a♭”) or (a-e#”/g”): No. 7 from Britten The Red Cockatoo and Other Songs (high or medium/low)(Faber)

6 Britten If thou wilt ease thine heart.
D (d’-a”) or B♭: No. 6 from Britten The Red Cockatoo and Other Songs (high or medium/low)(Faber)

7 Britten Sephestia’s Lullaby: No. 3 from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41.
(c’-g”) or (a-e”): Art Song in English (high or low)(Boosey & Hawkes)
(a-e”): Britten A Charm of Lullabies (Boosey & Hawkes))
(a-e”): A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 4 (Boosey & Hawkes)

8 Alan Bullard Come live with me and be my love.
E (c#’-e”/f”): publ. separately (Colne Edition CE37)

9 Alan Bullard When I am dead, my dearest.
G min (d’-f”) or E min: publ. separately (Colne Edition CE36)

10 Rebecca Clarke June Twilight.
(c’-f#”): Rebecca Clarke Song Album (medium-high) (Boosey & Hawkes)

11 Rebecca Clarke Shy one.
F (c’-a”): Rebecca Clarke Song Album (medium-high) (Boosey & Hawkes)

12 Humphrey Clucas Evenfall.
A min (e’-g”) or E min: publ. separately (Recital Music RMS125)

13 E. Coates Orpheus with his lute.
E♭ (d’-g”): Shakespeare Song Album (Boosey & Hawkes)

14 Dring Blow, blow thou winter wind: No. 6 from Seven Shakespeare Songs.
(d♭’-f”): (Thames TH978390)

15 Dring Business Girls: No. 3 from Five Betjeman Songs.
(d’-f#”): (Weinberger)

16 Dring It was a lover: No. 2 from Seven Shakespeare Songs. E
(b-e”/g#”): (Thames TH978390)

17 Dring Take, O take those lips away: No. 3 from Seven Shakespeare Songs.
(g -d”): (Thames TH978390)

18 Elgar Is she not passing fair? (M)
G (f#’-a”): A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 2 (Boosey & Hawkes)
G: The New Imperial Edition: Tenor Songs (Boosey & Hawkes)

19 Finzi Rollicum-Rorum: from Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15.
D (a-e”): Finzi Earth and Air and Rain (Boosey & Hawkes)
D: A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 4 (Boosey & Hawkes)

20 A. Gibbs The Cherry Tree.
B min (b-e”): The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos (G. Schirmer GS81174

21 Gurney Spring: No. 5 from Five Elizabethan Songs.
E (c’-g#”), D or C: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grade 8 (high, medium or low) (Peters EP71771, EP71772 or EP71773)
E: Gurney Five Elizabethan Songs (Boosey & Hawkes)
E: A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 1 (Boosey & Hawkes)

22 Head Money, O!
B min (b/d’-f#”) or G min: publ. separately (Boosey & Hawkes, B-min, G-min)
A min or G min: Art Song in English (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
G min: A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 4 (Boosey & Hawkes)

23 Head A Piper.
F min (e♭’-g”) or D min: publ. separately (Boosey & Hawkes, F-min, D-min)
F min: Head Song Album, Vol. 1: Songs of the Countryside (Boosey & Hawkes)

24 Head A Slumber Song of the Madonna.
C (c’-e”) or B♭: publ. separately (Boosey & Hawkes)

25 Howells Come Sing and Dance.
A♭ (d’-a♭”): publ. separately (OUP)

26 Howells King David.
(c#’-f”): A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 4 (Boosey & Hawkes)

27 Ireland Sea Fever.
A min (e’-g”), G min, F min or E min: publ. separately (Stainer & Bell 1500, 1499, 1498 or H218)
E min: Ireland 11 Songs (Stainer & Bell B040)
E min: Ireland The Complete Works for Voice & Piano, Vol. 2 (Stainer & Bell B597)

28 Gordon Jacob Mother, I will have a husband. (F)
G (d’-e”): publ. separately (Stainer & Bell 1520)
G: A Century of English Song, Vol. 4: Ten Songs for medium/low voice (female) (Thames TH978614)

29 Maconchy Ophelia’s Song. (F)
(e♭’-g”): publ. separately (OUP)

30 Cecilia McDowall If there are angels.
A (d’-f”): The Boosey & Hawkes Song Collection, Vol. 2 (Boosey & Hawkes)

31 Parry Weep you no more.
G min/G (d’-g”): No. 2 from Parry Seven Songs (high) (Stainer & Bell B525)

32 Quilter Ca’ the yowes to the knowes.
C min (e♭’-g”) or A min: Roger Quilter Collected Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)

33 Quilter Fear no more the heat o’ the sun: No. 1 from Five Shakespeare Songs, Op. 23.
(f♭ ‘-f#”) or (d♭’-eb”): Quilter Five Shakespeare Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
(f♭ ‘-f#”) or (d♭’-eb”): Roger Quilter Collected Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)

34 Quilter Go, lovely rose: No. 3 from Five English Love Lyrics, Op. 24. (M)
G♭ (f’-g♭ “) or D: Roger Quilter Collected Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
F: The First Book of Tenor Solos (G. Schirmer GS81175)

35 Quilter Love’s Philosophy, Op. 3 No. 1.
F (d’-a”) or D: Roger Quilter 18 Songs for Voice and Piano (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
F or D: Roger Quilter Collected Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
F: A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 4 (Boosey & Hawkes)

36 Quilter Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op. 3 No. 2.
G (e’-g”) or E♭: Roger Quilter Collected Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
G♭ or E♭: Roger Quilter 18 Songs for Voice and Piano (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)

37 Rubbra A Hymn to the Virgin, Op. 13 No. 2.
(d’-g”): No. 1 from Rubbra Two Songs (Op. 13 No. 2 & Op. 4 No. 2) (Lengnick AL 1163)

38 Steele Loveliest of trees.
F (c’-g”): No. 1 from Music by Douglas Steele, Vol. 2: Selected Songs (Forsyth FSD02)

39 Thiman I wandered lonely as a cloud.
D♭ (c’-g♭ “): Thiman 13 Songs (Stainer & Bell B665)

40 arr. Vaughan Williams The Turtle Dove.
B♭ min (d♭’-eb”): publ. separately (unison edition)(Curwen JC71872)

41 Vaughan Williams The Vagabond: from Songs of Travel. (M)
E min (d#’-g”) or C min: (high or low)(Boosey & Hawkes)

42 Warlock The bayley berith the bell away.
E♭ (g -e♭”): A Heritage of 20th-Century British Song, Vol. 3 (Boosey & Hawkes)

43 Warlock Captain Stratton’s Fancy.
F (c’-f”) or D: publ. separately (Stainer & Bell 1795, F-maj, or 1794, D-maj)

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