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Alfred Music Publishing Enhances Singer's Library of Musical Theatre, Vol. 1 with New Accompanying CDs

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, June 29, 2009
To the delight of Broadway show tune singers from hobbyists to professionals, Alfred Music Publishing announces that their popular Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre songbooks are now available packaged with audio CDs of piano accompaniment tracks that match the dozens of sheet music arrangements within each volume. This new feature allows vocalists to practice or perform the songs anywhere, regardless of the availability of a pianist.

Alfred’s Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre, which debuted at the 2008 Winter NAMM show, has quickly developed a reputation among singers and professional vocal coaches as the most useful and relevant songbook series of its type. Not only are classic and contemporary musical theatre songs grouped into separate volumes by vocal range to ensure the usefulness of each song to a singer, but historical and contextual commentary, along with 16-bar audition cut suggestions are also included per song. The new accompaniment tracks are a crowning feature that singers and vocal coaches will be delighted to begin utilizing.

Recorded by professional pianists from New York’s theatre community, the piano accompaniment tracks on two audio CDs per volume precisely match the sheet music in their correlated songbook. Each songbook contains roughly 35 songs in their original keys, authentically transcribed from their original vocal scores. Currently, two volumes are available for each of four vocal ranges—Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano/Alto, Tenor, and Baritone/Bass—which equates to 280 Broadway hits, or 70 per vocal range!

Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre songbooks are now available as book and two-CD sets for $39.95, as CDs only for $22.95, and as book only for $19.95. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at online.

Soprano Voice Titles: Anything Goes (Anything Goes) * Don’t Rain on My Parade (Funny Girl) * People (Funny Girl) * Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music) * Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) (Damn Yankees) * When You’re Good to Mama (Chicago) * and more.

Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Voice Titles: Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Sweeney Todd) * How Could I Ever Know? (Secret Garden) * The Lady Is a Tramp (Babes in Arms) * Look to the Rainbow (Finian’s Rainbow) * Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!) * Summertime (Porgy and Bess®) * and more.

Tenor Voice Titles: Corner of the Sky (Pippin) * The Games I Play (Falsettos) * I’ve Got a Crush on You (Strike Up the Band) * Not While I’m Around (Sweeney Todd) * On the Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady) * and more.

Baritone/Bass Voice Titles: Comedy Tonight (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) * Get Me to the Church on Time (My Fair Lady) * If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot) * Make Them Hear You (Ragtime, The Musical) * They Call the Wind Maria (Paint Your Wagon) * Try to Remember (The Fantasticks) * and more.

Also Available:
Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre, Vol. 2: Soprano
Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre, Vol. 2: Mezzo-Soprano/Alto
Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre, Vol. 2: Tenor
Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre, Vol. 2: Baritone/Bass
Broadway Presents! Kids’ Musical Theatre Anthology
Broadway Presents! Teens’ Musical Theatre Anthology