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Finding Songs: Diction Sources

Diction Sources for Singers by Language in the Music Library

Singing in Czech: A Guide to Czech Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire by Timothy Cheek

 

CZECH

Cheek, Timothy. Singing in Czech: a guide to Czech lyric diction and vocal repertoire. Revised edition. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. MT883 .C44 2015

 

 

 

Diction in Context: Singing in English, Italian, German, and French by Brenda SmithENGLISH/General

Coffin, Berton. Coffin's overtones of bel canto: phonetic basis of artistic singing: with 100 chromatic vowel-chart exercises. 1st ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980. MT883.C6

Cox, Richard. Singing in English: a manual of English diction for singers and choral directors. Lawton, OK: American Choral Directors Association, 1990. MT883 .C692 1990

Ellis, Alexander John. Pronunciation for singers, with especial reference to the English, German, and French languages. 11th edition. London: J. Curwen, [1877]. 784.93 E47p Request from Remote Storage

Johnston, Amanda. English and German diction for singers: a comparative approach. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2016 e-book only. First ed. also in print: MT883.J64 2011

LaBouff, Kathryn. Singing and communicating in English: a singer’s guide to English diction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. MT833.L13 2008

Marshall, Madeleine Forell. The singer's manual of English diction. New York: G. Schirmer [1953]. MT883.M3 1953

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

Singing early music: the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Music--scholarship and performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. MT883 .S56 1996  with acc. CD.

Smith, Brenda. Diction in context: singing in English, Italian, German, and French. San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2021. MT883.S66 2021

Trusler, Ivan. Functional lessons in singing. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1987. MT883.T83 1987

Uris, Dorothy. To sing in English; a guide to improved diction. New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1971. MT883.U75

Wall, Joan [et al]. Diction for singers: a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas: Pst..., 1990. Ref. MT883.D52 1990

 

Sing French: Diction for Singers by Eileen DavisFRENCH

Adams, David. A handbook of diction for singers: Italian, German, French. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Ref. MT883.A23 2008

Adler, Kurt. Phonetics and diction in singing: Italian, French, Spanish, German. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press [1967]. MT872.A3

Arnold, William Harkness. French diction for singers and speakers. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1912. 784.93 A761f   in Full Text

Coffin, Berton. Phonetic readings of songs and arias: authentic pronunciation of 413 Italian, German, and French lyrics from "The singer’s repertoire”.  Rev. ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981. MT883.C63 1981

Cox, Richard Garner. The singer's manual of German and French diction. New York: G. Schirmer [1970]. Ref. MT883.C69 and circulating copy

Davis, Eileen. Sing French: diction for singers. Columbus, OH: Éclairé Press, 2003. MT883.D38 2003  with acc. CDs.

Donnan, Thomas M. French lyric diction. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1994. Ref. MT883.D66 1994

Ellis, Alexander John. Pronunciation for singers, with especial reference to the English, German, and French languages. 11th edition.  London:  J. Curwen, [1877]. 784.93 E47p Request from Remote Storage

Farish, Stephen. French diction for singers. Denton, Tex.: Gore Pub. Co., 1994.  MT883.F37 1994

Grubb, Thomas. Singing in French: a manual of French diction and French vocal repertoire. New York: Schirmer Books, 1979. MT883.G88

Hunter, David. Understanding French verse: a guide for singers. New York: Oxford University Press,  2005. PC2511.H86 2005

Moriarty, John. Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German; the sounds and 81 exercises for singing them. Boston: E.C. Schirmer Music Co., 1975. MT872.M67

Paton, John Glenn. Gateway to French diction: a guide for singers. Van Nuys, CA:  Alfred Pub. Co., 2012.  MT883.P37 F7 2012 with acc. CD

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

Singing early music: the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Music--scholarship and performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. MT883 .S56 1996  with acc. CD.

Smith, Brenda. Diction in context: singing in English, Italian, German, and French. San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2021. MT883.S66 2021

Thurwanger, Camille. French musical diction: an orthologic method for acquiring a perfect pronunciation in the speaking and especially in the singing of the French language, for the special use of English-speaking people / New York: G. Schirmer; London: Novello, 1910. 784.93 T547f in Full Text

Wall, Joan [et al]. Diction for singers: a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas: Pst..., 1990. Ref. MT883.D52 1990

Wierenga, Leanne. French diction for the singer: a phonetics workbook. New York: Kenyon Publications, 1977. MT883.W48

 

The Singer's Guide to German Diction by Valentin Lanzrein and Richard CrossGERMAN

Adams, David. A handbook of diction for singers: Italian, German, French. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Ref. MT883.A23 2008

Adler, Kurt. Phonetics and diction in singing: Italian, French, Spanish, German. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press [1967]. MT872.A3

Coffin, Berton. Phonetic readings of songs and arias: authentic pronunciation of 413 Italian, German, and French lyrics from "The singer’s repertoire”. Rev. ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.   MT883.C63 1981

Cox, Richard Garner. The singer's manual of German and French diction. New York: G. Schirmer [1970]. Ref. MT883.C69 and circulating copy

Ellis, Alexander John. Pronunciation for singers, with especial reference to the English, German, and French languages. 11th edition. London:  J. Curwen, [1877]. 784.93 E47p Request from Remote Storage

Gerhart, Martha. Pronunciation guide for The Lieder anthology. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2008. MT883 .P765 2008 and acc. CD

Johnston, Amanda. English and German diction for singers: a comparative approach. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2016. e-book only. First ed. also in print: MT883.J64 2011

Lanzrein, Valentin and Richard Cross. The singer's guide to German diction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. MT883.L36 2018

Moriarty, John. Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German; the sounds and 81 exercises for singing them. Boston: E.C. Schirmer Music Co.,1975. MT872.M67

Odom, William McBride. German for singers: a textbook of diction and phonetics. 2nd ed. New York: Schirmer Books; London: Prentice Hall International, 1997. MT883.O35 1997  with acc. CD

Paton, John Glenn. Gateway to German diction: a guide for singers. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Pub.Co., 1999. MT883.P37 I83 2004  with acc. CD

Rothmüller, Aron Marko. Pronunciation of German, and German diction for singers: guidelines for the pronunciation of German in singing for speakers of English. Bloomington, Ind.: [s.n.]; 1974. MT883.R68

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

Singing early music: the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Music--scholarship and performance.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. MT883 .S56 1996  with acc. CD

Smith, Brenda. Diction in context: singing in English, Italian, German, and French. San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2021. MT883.S66 2021

Wall, Joan [et al]. Diction for singers: a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas: Pst..., 1990. Ref. MT883.D52 1990

Singing in Greek: A Guide to Greek Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire by Lydia Zervanos

 

 

GREEK

Zervanos, Lydía. A guide to Greek lyric diction and vocal repertoire. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. MT833.Z47 2015

 

 

 

 

HEBREW

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed.  New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

 

Gateway to Italian Diction: A Guide for Singers by John Glenn PatonITALIAN

Adams, David. A handbook of diction for singers: Italian, German, French. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Ref. MT883.A23 2008

Adler, Kurt. Phonetics and diction in singing: Italian, French, Spanish, German. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press [1967]. MT872.A3

Coffin, Berton. Phonetic readings of songs and arias: authentic pronunciation of 413 Italian, German, and French lyrics from "The singer’s repertoire”. Rev. ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.   MT883.C63 1981

Colorni, Evelina. Singers' Italian; a manual of diction and phonetics. New York: G. Schirmer [1970]. MT883.C64

Errolle, Ralph. Italian diction for singers: a treatment of methods and means of pronouncing Italian correctly in singing according to phonetic principles and with special attention to the necessary difference between spoken sounds and those that are sung. Boulder, CO: Pruett Press, 1963. 784.93 E72i Request from Remote Storage

Moriarty, John. Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German; the sounds and 81 exercises for singing them. Boston: E.C. Schirmer Music Co., 1975. MT872.M67

Paton, John Glenn. Gateway to Italian diction: a guide for singers. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Pub. Co., 2004. MT883.P37 I83 2004 with acc. CD

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

Singing early music: the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Music--scholarship and performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. MT883 .S56 1996  with acc. CD

Smith, Brenda. Diction in context: singing in English, Italian, German, and French. San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2021. MT883.S66 2021

Wall, Joan [et al]. Diction for singers: a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas: Pst..., 1990. Ref. MT883.D52 1990

 

Singers' Liturgical Latin: Rules for Pronunciation Plus Standard Sacred Texts with IPA Transcriptions and English Translations by Robert Stephan HinesLATIN

Copeman, Harold. Singing in Latin, or, Pronunciation explor'd  with a preface by Andrew Parrott. Oxford: H. Copeman, 1990. MT883 .C65 1990

Hines, Robert Stephan. Singer's manual of Latin diction and phonetics. New York: Schirmer Books, 1975.  Ref. MT883.H55

 ________. Singers’ Liturgical Latin: rules for pronunciation plus standard sacred texts with IPA transcriptions and English translations. LaVergne, TN: Lightning Source, 2003. Ref. MT883.H55 2003

Moriarty, John. Diction: Italian, Latin, French, German; the sounds and 81 exercises for singing them. Boston: E.C. Schirmer Music Co., 1975. MT872.M67

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions:  precise guides for seven foreign languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

Singing early music: the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Music--scholarship and performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. MT883 .S56 1996  with acc. CD

Trusler, Ivan. The choral director's Latin. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1987. Ref. MT883.T8 1987 and circulating copy

Wall, Joan [et al]. Diction for singers: a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas: Pst..., 1990. Ref. MT883.D52 1990

 

Singing in Polish: A Guide to Polish Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire by Benjamin SchultzPOLISH

Schultz, Benjamin. Singing in Polish: a guide to Polish lyric diction and vocal repertoire. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016  MT883.S38 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: A Guide to Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire by MarcĂ­a D. PorterPORTUGUESE

Porter, Marcia D. Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: a guide to lyric diction and vocal repertoire. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. MT883.P67 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Singing in Russian: A Guide to Language and Performance by Emily OlinRUSSIAN

Olin, Emily. Singing in Russian: a guide to language and performance. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2012. MT883.O45 2012 with acc. CD  Also available as an e-book

Piatak, Jean. Russian songs & arias: phonetic readings, word-by-word translations, and a concise guide to Russian diction. Dallas:  Pst...Inc., 1991. Ref. ML54.6.P57 R8 1991

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages:  French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

 

 

 

A Singer's Manual of Foreign Language Dictions by Richard F. SheilSPANISH

 Adler, Kurt. Phonetics and diction in singing: Italian, French, Spanish, German.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press [1967]. MT872.A3

Castel, Nico. A singer's manual of Spanish lyric diction. New York:  Excalibur Pub., 1994. Ref. MT883.C27 1994

Rees-Rohrbacher, Denise. A Spanish diction manual for singers. [UMI, DMA dissertation, Indiana University, 1985]. Ref. MT883.R43 1985a

Sheil, Richard F. A singer’s manual of foreign language dictions: precise guides for seven foreign languages:  French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Roman Church Latin. 6th ed. New York: YBK Publishers, 2004. MT883.S44 2004

Singing early music: the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Music--scholarship and performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. MT883 .S56 1996  with acc. CD

 Wall, Joan [et al]. Diction for singers: a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation. Dallas:Pst..., 1990. Ref. MT883.D52 1990

 

Scandinavian Song: A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Repertoire and Diction by Anna HerseySWEDISH

Hersey, Anna. Scandinavian song: a guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish repertoire and diction. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.  MT883 .H53 2016
 
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