Sight-singing is important in the development of independent musicianship. The music in this collection will aid in the development of this skill but also be interesting enough to motivate the singer and be substantive enough to be useful in a variety of performance applications. Song categories include Patriotic, Christmas, Folk Song, Renaissance and Baroque Part Songs and Spirituals. All songs will stand alone as a cappella settings. Several songs also have optional piano accompaniments. Sight-reading or analysis tips are included for each selection.
Songs include: America, the Beautiful; Da pacem Domine; Deep River; Down by the Riverside; Faith and Hope and Love; Happy, Happy Birthday; In the Bleak Mid-Winter; Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee (Innsbruck, Ich Muss Dich Lassen); Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Now All the Woods are Sleeping; Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be?; O Mary Don't You Weep; Say Love If Ever Thou; Set Me as a Seal; Since First I Saw Your Face; The Star Spangled Banner; Take Me Out to the Ball Game; The Water Is Wide; We Wish You a Merry Christmas.