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