$44.99
Gateway to French Mélodies
Ed. John Glenn Paton
Item: 00-36531
UPC: 038081403519
ISBN 10: 0739074121
ISBN 13: 9780739074121
PRICE: $44.99
Series: Gateway Series
Category: Vocal Collection
Format: Comb Bound Book & CD
Instrument: Voice
Voicing: High Voice
Many of the marvelous songs found here been out of print for more than a century and a few are published here for the very first time. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. The songs include:
"Plaisir d’amour," the quintessential song of bittersweet love, edited from the composer’s original 1784 edition
Seven works by women composers, including two sisters who were divas of Romantic opera, Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot
Works of French operatic masters such as Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, and Massenet
Six songs by Gabriel Fauré and four by Claude Debussy
Two duets from contrasting historical periods

Piano accompaniments are heard on the companion CD, beautifully played by Joan Thompson and expertly engineered by Grammy Award winner Matthew Snyder.
TITLE COMPOSER
Dieu qui sourit (Hugo) Edouard Lalo
Oh, quand je dors (Hugo) Edouard Lalo
Clair de lune (Mendès) Camille Saint-Saëns
En regardant ces belles fleurs (d'Orléans) André Caplet
Clair de lune (Verlaine) Claude Debussy
Que me font ces vallons (Lamartine) Erik Satie
Quand reverrai-je, hélas! (Bellay) André Caplet
L'ombre et le jour (Turquety) Pauline Viardot
Bonjour, mon coeur (Ronsard) Pauline Viardot
Au jardin de mon père (anonymous) Pauline Viardot
Berceuse (Bordèse) Pauline Viardot
Duet: Belle, viens à moi (Desbordes-Valmore) Maria Malibran
Tristesse de l'odalisque (Gautier) Félicien David
Chanson de pâtre (Augier) Charles Gounod
Sérénade (Hugo) Charles Gounod
Le doux sommeil (Ronsard) Théodore Gouvy
Duet: La nuit (Banville) Ernest Chausson
Romance (Bourget) Claude Debussy
Il pleure dans mon coeur (Verlaine) Claude Debussy
Colombine (Verlaine) Poldowski
Phonemes of French
Plaisir d'amour (Florian) Jean Paul Égide Martini
Romance d'Arabelle (Millevoye) Pierre Garat
La jalousie (anonymous) Pauline Duchambge
Puisqu'ici-bas tout âme (Hugo) Louis Niedermeyer
L'Andalouse (Musset) Hippolyte Monpou
Puisque j’ai mis ma lèvre (Hugo) Gabriel Fauré
Ouvre tes yeux bleus (Robiquet) Jules Massenet
Le voyage (Florian) Emile Paladilhe
Aurore (Silvestre) Gabriel Fauré
Les berceaux (Prudhomme ) Gabriel Fauré
Le secret (Silvestre) Gabriel Fauré
Nocturne (Villiers) Gabriel Fauré
En prière (Bordèse) Gabriel Fauré
Extase (Lahor) Henri Duparc
Le manoir de Rosemonde (Bonnières) Henri Duparc
Souvenir de Venise (Musset) Jules Massenet
The Composers and Their Times
Introduction
About This Edition
The Classical Era
Romanticism
After Romanticism
SONGS
Sonnet (Ronsard) Georges Bizet
Sonnet mélancolique (Silvestre) Alexis de Castillon
Lied (Mendès) Emmanuel Chabrier
En sourdine (Verlaine) Claude Debussy
Pourquoi rester seulette (Croze) Camille Saint-Saëns