Arranger WALTERS, RICHARD
Composer QUILTER, ROGER
Voicing/Instrument HI VOC COLL
Publisher HAL LEONARD CORPORATION
With a graceful gift for lyrical vocal writing, English composer Roger Quilter (1877-1953) created a rich body of art songs. Very few composers working in English have matched his achievement of a living body of beloved, relevant, literate repertoire. The strong melodies and natural phrasing make his compositions perfect literature for the progressing singer. Never, before this publication, has there been a significant collection of Quilter. This new edition conveniently and economically collects 55 songs, all in clear, new music engravings and in two keys (with original keys noted). Many of the songs have never been published in transposition before this edition. This collection features a biography of the composer and notes on the songs.
Songs include: A Last Year's Rose · A Secret · A good child · April · Autumn Evening · Barbara Allen · Blow, blow, thou winter wind · Brown is my love · By a Fountainside · By the Sea · Cherry Ripe · Cherry Valley · Come Back! · Come away, death · Damask Roses · Daybreak · Dream Valley · Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes · Fair House of Joy · Faithless Shepherdess · Fear no more the heat o' the sun · Hey, ho, the wind and the rain · and more.