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Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 
M1619 .T97 1948  Check Availability
Image:Voice_24_Italian_Songs_and_Arias.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"For well over a century, the G. Schirmer edition of 24 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries has introduced millions of beginning singers to serious Italian vocal literature ... The classic Parisotti realizations result in rich, satisfying accompaniments which allow singers pure musical enjoyment."
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American Arias: A Collection of Essential Contemporary Works 
M1507.A447 2004  Check Availability
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"This major new series celebrates the best in American opera, with favourites and lesser-known gems from Stravinsky’s Rakes Progress, John Adams' Nixon in China, Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and other great operas by Dominic Argento, Ned Rorem and Carlisle Floyd."



45 Arias From Operas and Oratorios by George Frideric Handel
M1507.H36 K3 (v1-v3)  Check Availability
Image:Voice_45_Arias_From_Operas_and_Oratorios.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"(Volume I). By George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Sergius Kagen. For high voice solo and piano accompaniment. Voice and piano. Baroque. Difficulty: difficult."
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
MP1503.G469 P6  Check Availability
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"Over 500 pages of sheet music from the musical Porgy and Bess."



The Oratorio Anthology by Richard Walters
M2006.O73 1994  Check Availability
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"This is the most serious and useful collection yet published of solo arias from oratorios, masses and cantatas. The literature was confined to work by major composers, and by-passes the dated oratorio literature found in previous collections. The most famous music is here, and so is interesting and less famous music by masters. There are new music engravings for each aria, and extensive historical notes and translations. Solo instrumental obbligato parts, which can be cut from the book, are included on appropriate selections."
200 Songs in Three Volumes for Voice and Piano by Franz Schubert
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M1620.S38 K24
 
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Image:Voicee_200_Songs_in_Three_Volumes.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"(Volume 1: 100 Songs). By Franz Schubert (1797-1828). For high voice solo and piano accompaniment. Voice and piano. Selected by SERGIUS KAGEN. German with literal English translations and notes by G. Contains all the cycles plus 42 selected songs.. Romantic Period. Difficulty: medium."



Sacred Songs for Voice and Piano by Charles Ives
M2112.I94 S3 1958  Check Availability
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Includes the following songs: "Abide with me.--Forward into light.--Naught that country needeth.--Disclosure.--The waiting soul.--The camp meeting.--His exaltation.--Watchman!--Down east.--Religion.--The collection."
Treemonisha by Scott Joplin
M1503.J67 T7 2001  Check Availability
Image:Voice_Treemonisha.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Praised by The New York Times as gently imbued with ragtime, but aspiring "to genuine operatic richness," Scott Joplin's energetic opera tells of a confident young woman whose life, in many respects, paralleled the composer's."



Examples of Gregorian Chant and Other Sacred Music of the 16th Century compiled by Gustav Fredric Soderlund and Samuel H. Scott
M1999.S654 1971  Check Availability
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"The only systematic survey of its kind! The great composers of the sixteenth century Palestrina, Victoria, des Pres, Lassus, and Morales employed a common body of techniques in their approach to ecclesiastical art music before the development of harmony. Now available from Waveland Press, this systematic survey of examples of their music stresses these similarities, thereby helping musicians to master the techniques of sixteenth-century counterpoint..."
50 Gershwin Classics by George Gershwin
MP1630 .G469 F4  Check Availability
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"All of the finest from this vastly talented composer. Includes: An American in Paris * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * A Foggy Day * Funny Face * I Got Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * Lorelei * Love Is Here to Stay * The Man I Love * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Rhapsody in Blue * Someone to Watch Over Me * Swanee * Sweet and Low-Down * 'S Wonderful * They Can't Take That Away from Me * more!"
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The Beach Boys Complete edited by Audrey L. Kleiner
MP1630 .B41 1984 v.1  Check Availability
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"For voice and piano, principally with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams."
The Beatles: Complete Scores by Beatles
MP1615.B42 B4 1993  Check Availability
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"A fitting tribute to possibly the greatest pop band ever - The Beatles. This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles. Guitar and bass parts are in both standard notation and tablature. Also includes a full discography."
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Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Complete by Bob Dylan
MP1630.D93 B6 1997  Check Availability
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"All 3 greatest hits albums in one volume! Includes 45 classic Dylan tunes including: Blowin' in the Wind, All Along the Watchtower, I Want You, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, She Belongs To Me, Silvio, Hurricane, Dignity, Series of Dreams, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, and more."
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Carole King Anthology, From Then to Now by Carole King
MP1630.K474 C3 1973  Check Availability
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"For voice, with piano or guitar acc."


Celebrating African-American History Through Plantation Songs and Folklore text and musical arrangements by René Boyer-Alexander
MP1670.B69 P53 2002  Check Availability
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"African-American songs, arranged for voice and piano, interspersed with poems and short musical drama and including a section of and about folktales and storytelling."
Leiber & Stoller Songbook by Jerry Leiber
MP1630.L448 L4 1993  Check Availability
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"Arrangements of over 40 enduring classics from the acclaimed songwriting team: Along Came Jones * Charlie Brown * Down in Mexico * Fools Fall in Love * Hound Dog * I Keep Forgettin' * Is That All There Is? * Kansas City * Love Potion #9 * On Broadway * Smokey Joe's Cafe * Stand by Me * Trouble * and more. "
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Motown Guitar Classics 
MP125 .M675  Check Availability
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"Note-for-note guitar transcriptions with tab for 15 great songs with the Motown Sound: Ain't Nothing like the Real Thing * Being with You * Brick House * Dancing in the Street * For Once in My Life * I Just Want to Celebrate * Papa Was a Rollin' Stone * Reach Out, I'll Be There * You Keep Me Hangin' On * more."
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter: A Treasury of Cole Porter Book designed and edited by Lee Snider
MP1507.P67 M8  Check Availability
Image:Music_and_lyrics_by_cole_porter.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"Cole Porter wrote some of the best-loved standards of all time. These collection showcase his phenomenal output. Volume 1 features music and lyrics for 59 songs..."
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Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
MP1507 .R644 2002  Check Availability
Image:Rodgers_hammerstein_collection.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"It's a grand collection fit for two of the most influential and successful composers of the modern era! This folio presents 70 songs from 11 of their blockbusters, complete with background information on each show and a great bio of this famous team. It also features an index by show and an alphabetical song title index."
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Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War by Dena J. Epstein
ML3556 .E77 1977  Check Availability
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"Awarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association. From the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited worksongs and 'shouts' of freedmen, in Sinful Tunes and Spirituals Dena J. Epstein traces the course of early black folk music in all its guises. This classic work is being reissued with a new author's preface on the silver anniversary of its original publication."
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Songs of Stephen Foster by Stephen Collins Foster
MP1620.F753 S6 1940  Check Availability
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"Principally for voice and piano, the latter arr."