Barlow, Harold. A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes: Including Cantatas, Oratorios,
Lieder, and Art Songs. NY: Crown Publishers, 1976. ML128.V7 B3 1976
Coffin, Berton. Singer's Repertoire. NY: Scarecrow Press, 1962.
RMU ML128 V7 C67 1960
Dunlap, Kay and Barbara Winchester. Vocal Chamber Music: A Performers Guide. NY:
Garland, 1985. RMU ML128 V7 D86 1985
Newman, Marilyn S. The Comprehensive Catalogue of Duet Literature for Female Voices:
Vocal Chamber Duets with Keybaord Accompaniment Composed between 1820-1995.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1999. RMU ML128.V7 N53 1999
Ord, Alan J. Songs for Bass Voice: An Annotated Guide to Works for Bass Voice.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1994. RMU ML132 S6 O73 1994
Ord, Alan J. Songs For Beginning Bass Voice: With Annotated Guide to Works for
Beginning Bass Voice. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 2002.
RMU ML132.S6 O74 2002
Owen Jander, et al. "Singing." In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online,
(accessed April 27, 2012). Grove Singing Article (UWM ID Required)
The UWM Music Collection has a fairly extensive collection of libretti and song texts in translation and some with IPA. This is by no means a comprehensive list.
IPA and translation books are found in the ML 49 and ML 54 sections of the Music Collection.
What is IPA? IPA (International Phonetic Association) is an organization that studies the pronunciation of words. When IPA is used with lyrics, it instructs the singer how to pronounce the words even if the singer does not know the language fluently.
Translation with IPA
Bach, J.S. . Handbook to Bach's sacred cantata texts: an interlinear translation with reference guide to Biblical quotations and allusions. Translated by Melvin Unger.
Bach, J.S. The complete cantatas. Translated by Richard Stokes.
Brahms, Johannes. Brahms' complete song texts. Translations by Beaumont Glass.
Janáček Opera Libretti: Translations and Pronounciation Vol. I: The Cunning Little Vixen. Translated by Timothy Cheek.
Janáček Opera Libretti: Translations and Pronounciation, Vol. II: Kát'a Kabanová. Translated by Timothy Cheek.
Mozart, Wolfgang A. The libretti of Mozart's completed operas: in two volumes. Translated by Nico Castel.
A singer's guide to the songs of Joaquín Rodrigo. Translated by Draayer, Suzanne Rhodes.
Schumann's complete song texts. Translated by Beaumont Glass. 2002.
The Singer's Schumann. Translated by Thilo Reinhard. 1989.
ML54.6 S4 R413 1989
Smetena, Bedrich. The bartered bride = Prodaná nevěsta : performance guide with translations and pronunciation. Translated by Timothy Cheek. 2010.
Richard Strauss' complete song texts. Translated by Beaumont Glass. 2004.
(RMU) ML54.6.S77x S6 2004
Hugo Wolf's complete song texts. Translated by Beaumont Glass. 2000.
Coffin, Berton. Phonetic Readings of songs and arias.
Phillips, Lois. Lieder line by line, and word for word. 1996.
Sobrer, Miguel and Edmon Colomer, eds. Singer's Anthology of 20th Century Spanish Songs.
Translation without IPA
Bausano, William. Sacred Latin texts and English translations for the choral conductor and church musician: Propers of the Mass. 1998.
Coffin, Berton. Word by Word translations of songs and arias. 2 vols. 1966.
Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich. The Fischer-Dieskau book of lieder : the original texts of over seven hundred and fifty songs. 1977.
Jeffers, Ron. Translations and annotations of choral repertoire. 2 vols. 1988.
Johnson, Graham. A French Song Companion. 2000.
Lachmann, Karl. Des Minnesangs Frühling. 1977.
LeVan, Timothy. Masters of the French art song. 1991.
LeVan, Timothy. Masters of the Italian art song. 1990.
Miller, Philip R. The Ring of Words. 1973.
Miller, Philip, ed. German Lieder. 1990.
Paquin, Marie Therese. Dix cycles de lieder = Ten cycles of lieder : Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Schubert, Schumann. 1977.
Sylvester, Richard D. Tchaikovsky's complete songs. 2002.
Inner Game of Music - Barry Green
Call Number: ML850 G73 1986
By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry.
A Soprano on Her Head - Eloise Ristad
Call Number: MT2 .R57