The ABRSM Songbook - Book 1 (with CD)

The ABRSM Songbook - Book 1 (with CD)

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The ABRSM Songbook Book 1 (with CD) is a collection of 32 songs from around the world, arranged for grade 1 voice - many of these pieces are on the ABRSM grade 1 syllabus.

Grade 1 songbook

The collection of pieces in the ABRSM Songbook Book 1 contains 20 ‘Art Songs’, and 12 ‘Traditional Songs’, arranged for grade 1 standard voice by Carol Barratt. The ‘Art Songs’ include ‘A dream is a wish your heart makes’ from Cinderella, ‘Walking in the air’ from The Snowman, and ‘Where is love?’ from Oliver. Useful stave diagrams before each of these piece shows you the range of notes each piece covers. The 12 ‘Traditional Songs’ are compiled from all over the world, taking you to China with ‘Xiao Baicai’, Romania with ‘Sus in Poara Raiului’, the USA with ‘Maple Sweet’, Malaysia with ‘Jinkli Nona’ and back to England with ‘Mick Miles’.

Pieces from the ABRSM grade 1 singing syllabus

The ABRSM songbook book 1 contains a range of pieces from the ABRSM grade 1 singing syllabus (‘Art Songs’), and other ‘Traditional Songs’, which can be used for the other part of your exam, where you have to sing a traditional song of your own choice. You are advised to check the ABRSM singing exam syllabus if you intend to sing any of these pieces for your grade 1 singing exam, for the full details on the requirements.

Interpretation of lyrics and music

Lyrics to all songs are printed in phonetic versions of the original language and English translations, where needed, so you can sing them in either language - on the included CD there is a pronunciation guide for all of the songs. Unlike the ‘Art Songs’, the ‘Traditional Songs’ do not have performance directions, giving you freedom to decide your own dynamics, tempo and ornamentation, and they are unaccompanied, so you can change the pitch to suit your voice. There are also useful guidance/background notes on the origin/intended meaning for all of the pieces in the ABRSM Songbook Book 1, to help you with your emotional interpretations of these songs.

Backing CD plus pronunciation guide

The CD contains ‘minus one’ piano accompaniments for the art songs for you to sing along to, and pronunciation guides for all songs.

Contents (by section, A-Z)

Art Songs

  • A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - M. David, A. Hoffman, J. Livingstone
  • Aupres De Ma Blonde - French trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Cuckoo - M. Shaw
  • Die Nachtigall - German trad. (arr. J. Brahms)
  • Dona, Dona - S. Secunda (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Good Morrow to you, Springtime! - H.S. Roberton
  • Grandfather Clock - T.F. Dunhill
  • Home on the Range - American trad.(arr. A. Bullard)
  • Home on the Range - American trad.(arr. C. Barratt)
  • La Cucaracha - Mexican trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Noel Nouvelet - French trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Omens of Spring - W.H. Anderson
  • Quem Pastores Laudavere (Cantional (1627))- J.H. Schein
  • Song of the Boats - B. Roe
  • The Crocodile - P. Jenkyns
  • The Miller of Dee - English trad.(arr. A. Bullard)
  • The Miller of Dee - English trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • The Spinning Wheel - Irish trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Walking in the Air - H. Blake
  • Where Is Love? (Oliver!) - L. Bart

Traditional Songs

  • Aija, Zuzu (Latvia)
  • Igama La Bantwana (South Africa, Zulu)
  • Jinkli Nona (Malacca, Malaysia)
  • Maple Sweet (Vermont, USA)
  • Mick Miles (Sussex, England)
  • Mr Colburn (St Croix, US Virgin Islands)
  • Sing Ivy (Sussex, England)
  • Spinn, Spinn (Germany)
  • Sus In Poarta Raiului (Romania)
  • Un Jour Sur Le Pont De Treguier (Brittany, France)
  • When The Spring Comes In (Sussex, England)
  • Xiao Baicai (Hebei Province, China)

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The ABRSM Songbook Book 1 (with CD) is a collection of 32 songs from around the world, arranged for grade 1 voice - many of these pieces are on the ABRSM grade 1 syllabus.

Grade 1 songbook

The collection of pieces in the ABRSM Songbook Book 1 contains 20 ‘Art Songs’, and 12 ‘Traditional Songs’, arranged for grade 1 standard voice by Carol Barratt. The ‘Art Songs’ include ‘A dream is a wish your heart makes’ from Cinderella, ‘Walking in the air’ from The Snowman, and ‘Where is love?’ from Oliver. Useful stave diagrams before each of these piece shows you the range of notes each piece covers. The 12 ‘Traditional Songs’ are compiled from all over the world, taking you to China with ‘Xiao Baicai’, Romania with ‘Sus in Poara Raiului’, the USA with ‘Maple Sweet’, Malaysia with ‘Jinkli Nona’ and back to England with ‘Mick Miles’.

Pieces from the ABRSM grade 1 singing syllabus

The ABRSM songbook book 1 contains a range of pieces from the ABRSM grade 1 singing syllabus (‘Art Songs’), and other ‘Traditional Songs’, which can be used for the other part of your exam, where you have to sing a traditional song of your own choice. You are advised to check the ABRSM singing exam syllabus if you intend to sing any of these pieces for your grade 1 singing exam, for the full details on the requirements.

Interpretation of lyrics and music

Lyrics to all songs are printed in phonetic versions of the original language and English translations, where needed, so you can sing them in either language - on the included CD there is a pronunciation guide for all of the songs. Unlike the ‘Art Songs’, the ‘Traditional Songs’ do not have performance directions, giving you freedom to decide your own dynamics, tempo and ornamentation, and they are unaccompanied, so you can change the pitch to suit your voice. There are also useful guidance/background notes on the origin/intended meaning for all of the pieces in the ABRSM Songbook Book 1, to help you with your emotional interpretations of these songs.

Backing CD plus pronunciation guide

The CD contains ‘minus one’ piano accompaniments for the art songs for you to sing along to, and pronunciation guides for all songs.

Contents (by section, A-Z)

Art Songs

  • A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - M. David, A. Hoffman, J. Livingstone
  • Aupres De Ma Blonde - French trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Cuckoo - M. Shaw
  • Die Nachtigall - German trad. (arr. J. Brahms)
  • Dona, Dona - S. Secunda (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Good Morrow to you, Springtime! - H.S. Roberton
  • Grandfather Clock - T.F. Dunhill
  • Home on the Range - American trad.(arr. A. Bullard)
  • Home on the Range - American trad.(arr. C. Barratt)
  • La Cucaracha - Mexican trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Noel Nouvelet - French trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Omens of Spring - W.H. Anderson
  • Quem Pastores Laudavere (Cantional (1627))- J.H. Schein
  • Song of the Boats - B. Roe
  • The Crocodile - P. Jenkyns
  • The Miller of Dee - English trad.(arr. A. Bullard)
  • The Miller of Dee - English trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • The Spinning Wheel - Irish trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Walking in the Air - H. Blake
  • Where Is Love? (Oliver!) - L. Bart

Traditional Songs

  • Aija, Zuzu (Latvia)
  • Igama La Bantwana (South Africa, Zulu)
  • Jinkli Nona (Malacca, Malaysia)
  • Maple Sweet (Vermont, USA)
  • Mick Miles (Sussex, England)
  • Mr Colburn (St Croix, US Virgin Islands)
  • Sing Ivy (Sussex, England)
  • Spinn, Spinn (Germany)
  • Sus In Poarta Raiului (Romania)
  • Un Jour Sur Le Pont De Treguier (Brittany, France)
  • When The Spring Comes In (Sussex, England)
  • Xiao Baicai (Hebei Province, China)

Click Here to Read More...

Delivery Information

Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:


Standard
(usually 2-3 days)
£3.49 (orders up to £74) - £11.99 (orders £74+) 
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Usually Royal Mail 48. For delivery before Christmas please order by 18th December 4:00pm - note this is not a guaranteed delivery service. Please note: delivery timeframes may be longer than advertised as the Royal Mail delivery services are taking longer than usual due to COVID-19.
Express
(Next Day)
£13.99 (£19.99 for large items)
Delivered Next Working Day (from dispatch) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Please place your order before 4.00pm for same day dispatch. Note: for larger items like guitars please place your order before 1pm to ensure same day dispatch.  For delivery before Christmas please order by 23rd December 12 noon (larger items like guitars need to be ordered by 18th December).
Click & Collect
(within 2hrs)
FREE
Order online and collect (usually within 2hrs) from our high-street store in Monmouth, South Wales. See opening times/directions

In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

In the EU? See our European Delivery options

 

Easy 30 Day Returns

Occasionally you may need to return items – please return your item(s) within 30 days to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund. Different rules apply for business-to-business orders. Read our full returns policy here



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The ABRSM Songbook Book 1 (with CD) is a collection of 32 songs from around the world, arranged for grade 1 voice - many of these pieces are on the ABRSM grade 1 syllabus.

Grade 1 songbook

The collection of pieces in the ABRSM Songbook Book 1 contains 20 ‘Art Songs’, and 12 ‘Traditional Songs’, arranged for grade 1 standard voice by Carol Barratt. The ‘Art Songs’ include ‘A dream is a wish your heart makes’ from Cinderella, ‘Walking in the air’ from The Snowman, and ‘Where is love?’ from Oliver. Useful stave diagrams before each of these piece shows you the range of notes each piece covers. The 12 ‘Traditional Songs’ are compiled from all over the world, taking you to China with ‘Xiao Baicai’, Romania with ‘Sus in Poara Raiului’, the USA with ‘Maple Sweet’, Malaysia with ‘Jinkli Nona’ and back to England with ‘Mick Miles’.

Pieces from the ABRSM grade 1 singing syllabus

The ABRSM songbook book 1 contains a range of pieces from the ABRSM grade 1 singing syllabus (‘Art Songs’), and other ‘Traditional Songs’, which can be used for the other part of your exam, where you have to sing a traditional song of your own choice. You are advised to check the ABRSM singing exam syllabus if you intend to sing any of these pieces for your grade 1 singing exam, for the full details on the requirements.

Interpretation of lyrics and music

Lyrics to all songs are printed in phonetic versions of the original language and English translations, where needed, so you can sing them in either language - on the included CD there is a pronunciation guide for all of the songs. Unlike the ‘Art Songs’, the ‘Traditional Songs’ do not have performance directions, giving you freedom to decide your own dynamics, tempo and ornamentation, and they are unaccompanied, so you can change the pitch to suit your voice. There are also useful guidance/background notes on the origin/intended meaning for all of the pieces in the ABRSM Songbook Book 1, to help you with your emotional interpretations of these songs.

Backing CD plus pronunciation guide

The CD contains ‘minus one’ piano accompaniments for the art songs for you to sing along to, and pronunciation guides for all songs.

Contents (by section, A-Z)

Art Songs

  • A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - M. David, A. Hoffman, J. Livingstone
  • Aupres De Ma Blonde - French trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Cuckoo - M. Shaw
  • Die Nachtigall - German trad. (arr. J. Brahms)
  • Dona, Dona - S. Secunda (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Good Morrow to you, Springtime! - H.S. Roberton
  • Grandfather Clock - T.F. Dunhill
  • Home on the Range - American trad.(arr. A. Bullard)
  • Home on the Range - American trad.(arr. C. Barratt)
  • La Cucaracha - Mexican trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Noel Nouvelet - French trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Omens of Spring - W.H. Anderson
  • Quem Pastores Laudavere (Cantional (1627))- J.H. Schein
  • Song of the Boats - B. Roe
  • The Crocodile - P. Jenkyns
  • The Miller of Dee - English trad.(arr. A. Bullard)
  • The Miller of Dee - English trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • The Spinning Wheel - Irish trad. (arr. C. Barratt)
  • Walking in the Air - H. Blake
  • Where Is Love? (Oliver!) - L. Bart

Traditional Songs

  • Aija, Zuzu (Latvia)
  • Igama La Bantwana (South Africa, Zulu)
  • Jinkli Nona (Malacca, Malaysia)
  • Maple Sweet (Vermont, USA)
  • Mick Miles (Sussex, England)
  • Mr Colburn (St Croix, US Virgin Islands)
  • Sing Ivy (Sussex, England)
  • Spinn, Spinn (Germany)
  • Sus In Poarta Raiului (Romania)
  • Un Jour Sur Le Pont De Treguier (Brittany, France)
  • When The Spring Comes In (Sussex, England)
  • Xiao Baicai (Hebei Province, China)