The ABRSM Songbook, Book 1

The ABRSM Songbook, Book 1

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The ABRSM Songbook series offers singers and their teachers an unrivalled choice of core repertoire that will provide the bedrock for many years of rewarding vocal study.

Book with 2CDs.


  • Art songs, drawn from Grades 1 of the Associated Boards Singing syllabus
  • A range of repertoire from the Medieval to modern musicals - many in practical new editions
  • Irresistible new arrangements by Carol Barratt of classic songs
  • Authentic unaccompanied traditional songs, sourced from around the world
  • English singing translations for every non-English-language song - many newly-commissioned
  • Useful notes on the songs containing background information and performance suggestions
  • CDs of piano accompaniments to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings of the text to every song, performed by native speakers


  • Art Songs
  • A dream is a wish your heart makes  Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
  • Aupres de ma blonde  French Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Cuckoo  Martin Shaw
  • Die Nachtigall  German Traditional, Arr. Johannes Brahms
  • Dona, dona  Sholom Secunda, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Good morrow to you, springtime!  Hugh S. Roberton
  • Grandfather Clock  Thomas Dunhill
  • Home on the Range  American Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Home on the Range  American Traditional, Arr. Alan Bullard
  • La Cucaracha  Mexican Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Noel nouvelet  French Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Omens of Spring  W. H. Anderson
  • Quem pastores laudavere from Cantional (1627)  Johann Hermann Schein
  • Song of the Boats  Betty Roe
  • The Crocodile   Peter Jenkyns
  • The Miller of Dee  English Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • The Miller of Dee  English Traditional, Arr. Alan Bullard
  • The Spinning Wheel  Irish Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Walking in the Air  Howard Blake
  • Where is love?  Lionel 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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