9780028707907

Singing in French A Manual of French Diction and French Vocal Repertoire

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    9780028707907

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    0028707907

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/1979
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Table of Contents

List of Musical Examples
xi
Foreword xiii
Pierre Bernac
Preface xv
An Introduction to Singing in French
1(20)
Diction, the Missing Link
1(2)
The French heu and the English um
3(1)
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
4(1)
French: A Legato Language
5(2)
Consonant-Vowel Flow
7(2)
Hiatus, Mute and Aspirate h
9(3)
Syllabic Division
12(4)
Stress and Word Rhythm
16(2)
Scores, Editions, Printing Procedures, and Errors
18(3)
Singing the Sounds of the French Language
21(60)
The Fifteen Vowel-sounds in French
21(6)
Ways of Classifying Vowels
22(2)
Some Guiding Rules for the Formation of Vowels
24(1)
The Tip of the Tongue
24(1)
The Sides and the Middle of the Tongue
25(1)
The Rounding of the Lips
25(1)
The Jaw
25(1)
Glottal Attacks
26(1)
Vowel Modification
26(1)
Phoneticization, Formation, and Singing of the Vowel-sounds
27(34)
The Tongue Vowels
27(1)
[i]
27(1)
[e]
28(2)
[&epsis;]
30(1)
[a]
31(1)
Exercises
32(1)
The Lip Vowels
33(1)
[a]
33(1)
[c]
34(1)
[o]
35(2)
[u]
37(1)
Exercises
37(1)
The Mixed Vowels
38(1)
[y]
39(1)
[ø]
40(2)
[œ]
42(1)
The [œ] and [∂], or Schwa
43(3)
Pronunciation and Syllabification of Final -e, -es, -ent
46(2)
Singing Final, Unstressed -e, -es, -ent, [œ] or [&pert;]?
48(5)
Vocalization of the Hiatus in Final [i œ], [e œ], [y œ]
53(1)
Eercises
53(1)
The Nasal Vowels
54(2)
[a]
56(2)
[o]
58(1)
[&epsis;]
58(1)
[œ]
59(1)
Exercises
60(1)
Phoneticization, Formation, and Singing of the Semiconsonants
61(6)
Semiconsonant [h]
62(2)
Yod [j]
64(1)
Semiconsonant [w]
65(1)
Exercises
66(1)
Phoneticization, Formation, and Singing of the Consonants
67(14)
The Explosives [b] [d] [g] [p] [t] [k]
70(3)
The Fricatives [v] [z] [3] [f] [s] [f]
73(2)
The Nasals [m] [mm] [n] [nn]
75(2)
The Lateral [l] [ll]
77(1)
Flipped [r], Rolled [rr], Uvular [R]
77(2)
Exercises
79(2)
Liaison
81(16)
Forbidden Liaisons
82(3)
Optional Liaisons
85(3)
Compulsory Liaisons
88(2)
Phonetic Changes Due to Liaison
90(2)
Special Words and Liaison
92(3)
Exercises
95(2)
How to Phoneticize and Prepare the Text of a Song or Aria
97(8)
The Phoneticization and Intoning Procedures
97(2)
The Interpretation of a French Song or Aria Text
99(6)
Selection of the Song or Aria
99(1)
Fluent Recitation of the Translation
100(1)
Fluent Recitation of the Original Text in French
101(1)
Research on the Text
101(1)
Interpretation while Singing
102(2)
``French Style''
104(1)
The Application of Diction Techniques to Other Aspects of Singing
105(36)
Recitative
105(29)
Diction in Coloratura Passages
134(3)
Vocal Staccato
137(1)
Vocalic Harmonization
138(3)
A Catalogue of French Vocal Repertoire
141(50)
Abbreviation Key
141(2)
Songs
143(21)
Arias
164(27)
Coloratura Soprano
165(2)
Lyric Coloratura
167(2)
Lyric Soprano
169(3)
Soprano (Dramatic or ``Spinto'')
172(3)
Lyric Mezzo-soprano
175(2)
Mezzo-soprano
177(3)
Light Lyric Tenor
180(2)
Tenor
182(3)
Baritone
185(3)
Bass-baritone, Bass
188(3)
Appendix 191(1)
Index of Vowel-letters, Single and in Combination 191(13)
Index of Consonant-letters, Single and in Combination 204(10)
Pronunciation of Proper Nouns Occurring in the Repertoire 214(3)
Bibliography 217(2)
Answer Key 219(3)
Recording Illustrations (Flex-Record) 222

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