Songs, English; Songs, Italian; etc.
Songs high voice
Songs medium voice
Songs low voice
Sacred vocal music
Secular Vocal Music
|M1500 - M1508||Dramatic music: opera, musicals, etc.|
|M1500||Dramatic music with original accompaniment|
|M1503||Dramatic music - piano/vocal scores|
|M1528 - M1529.5||Duets, Trios, etc.|
|M1530 - M1546.5||Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble|
|M1547 - M1600||Choruses, part-songs with acc. of keyboard or other solo instrument or unaccompanied|
|M1611 - M1626||Songs for one voice|
Sacred Vocal Music
|M2000 - M2007||Oratorios|
|M2010 - M2014||Masses; requiems|
|M2018-M2019.5||Duets, trios, etc.|
|M2020 - M2036||Cantatas, choruses, etc. with orchestra or other ensemble|
|M2060-M2101.5||Choruses, part-songs, etc. with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument or unaccompanied|
|M2101-M2114.8||Songs for one voice|
|M2115 - M2146||Hymnals|
|M2147 - M2188||Liturgy and ritual|
|M2147 - M2155.6||Roman Catholic|
|M2161 - M2183||Protestant|
|M2186 - M2187||Jewish|
|M2188||Other non-Christian religions|
Selected SFCM Library Resources
Career guide for singers. 5th edition. Washington, DC : OPERA America, 2000. ML13 .C3 2000
The Cambridge companion to singing . Edited by John Potter. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000. ML1460 .C28 2000
Lebon, Rachel L., 1951- The professional vocalist : a handbook for commercial singers and teachers Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999. MT855.L447 P9 1999
Mabry, Sharon. Exploring twentieth-century vocal music :a practical guide to innovations in performance and repertoire. Exploring 20th-century vocal music. Oxford ;New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. MT820.M129 2002
McTyre, Ruthann Boles. Library Resources for Singers, Coaches, and Accompanists. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998. REF ML128.V8 M17 1998
The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. 4 vols. New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1992.. ML102 .O6 N532
Paton, John Glenn. Foundations in singing : a basic textbook in vocal technique and song interpretation. 7th ed. Boston, Mass. :McGraw-Hill, 2002. MT825.C566 F6 2002
Sataloff, Robert Thayer. Vocal health and pedagogy. San Diego : Singular Pub. Group, 1998. REF RF510 .S283 1998
Indexes of Music
Barlow, Harold and Sam Morgenstern. A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes. New York: Crown Publishers, 1966, 1950. REF ML102 .V88b
De Charms, Desiree and Paul F. Breed. Songs in Collections. Detroit: Information Service, 1966. REF ML128 S3 D37
Dunlap, Kay. Vocal Chamber Music. New York: Garland Press, 1985. REF ML128 V8 D9
Klaus, Kenneth S. Chamber Music for Solo Voices and Instruments, 1960-1989. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1994. REF ML128.V8 K63 1994
Laster, James. Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996. [on order] REF ML128 C5 L3
Snyder, Lawrence D. German Poetry in Song: an Index of Lieder. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1995. REF ML128.S3 S6 1995
Art Song Guides
Carman, Judith E. Art song in the United States, 1759-1999. An annotated bibliography. 3rd edition. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001. REF ML128.S3 C37 2001
Seaton, Douglas. The Art Song: a Research and Information Guide. New York: Garland Pub., 1987. REF ML128 S6 S47 [on order]
Villamil, Victoria Etnier. A Singer's Guide to American Art Song, 1870-1980. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993. REF ML128.S3 V7 1993
Opera Synopses and Guides
Boldrey, Richard. Guide to Operatic Roles & Arias. Dallas: Pst, 1994. REF ML102.O6 B68 1994
The new KobbÈ's opera book. Edited by the Earl of Harewood and Antony Peattie. 11th New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997. REF MT95.K613 1997
Summers, W. Franklin. Operas in One Act: a Production Guide. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997. REF MT955.S86 O7 1997
Adams, David, 1950- A handbook of diction for singers : Italian, German, French. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. MT883 .A32 1999
Colorni, Evelina. Singers' Italian: a Manual of Diction and Phonetics. New York: Schirmer Books, c1996. REF MT883.C719s
Cox, Richard Garner. The Singer's Manual of German and French Diction. New York: Schirmer Books, c1970. REF MT883 .C878s
Marshall, Madeleine Forell. The Singer's Manual of English Diction. New York: G. Schirmer . REF MT883 .M369
Odom, William and Benno Schollum. German for Singers: A Textbook of Diction and Phonetics. New York: Schirmer Books, 1981. MT883 .O25 G3
Wall, Joan. Diction for singers : a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas : Pst... Inc., 1990. REF MT883.W187 D5
Wall, Joan. International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers : A Manual for English and Foreign Language Diction. Dallas: Pst. Inc., c1989. MT883.W187 IPA
Coffin, Berton, et al. Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1972 REF ML54.6 .W9
Phillips, Lois. Lieder Line by Line, and Word for Word. Oxford, Eng.: Clarendon Press, 1996. REF ML54.6 .P558 L7 1996
The ring of words ; an anthology of song texts. The original texts selected and translated, with an introd. by Philip L. Miller. New York, W. W. Norton, 1973. REF ML54.6 .M649r
Journal of Singing
Opera America Newsline
Performance Practice Review
The Aria Database
Collection of information about more than 1,000 operatic arias. The database includes translations and aria texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.
An indexed catalog of contemporary art songs for all voice types, a bibliography of useful books, web links, and a newsletter.
The Lied and Song Text Page
This useful site has complete texts for many works and English translations for most of the standard art song repertoire.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
The home page for NATS has information about the organization, workshops, conventions, publications and some links to music sites.
New York City Opera Company
Home page for the New York City Opera includes synopses of current productions, information on composers, links to other interesting sites on opera and the performing arts, and performance schedules.
A useful site for singers pursuing a career in opera. This site includes performance schedules; conference, competitions, and fellowship information; advocacy programs; etc.
Operabase provides monthly performance data on 500 international opera houses. Also included are full text reviews and broadcast schedules. The database is available in six languages.
Excellent all-purpose site. Many links to opera pages with information about composers, librettists, operas, opera companies, people, reviews, and schedules.
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera web site.
Online score service for singers.