Chants D’Auvergne: A Singer’s Guide to Auvergnat Pronunciation
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Co-authors Brodovitch and McCann offer a complete reference for the performance of the Chants d’Auvergne, Canteloube’s collection of twenty-nine orchestrated folk songs sung in the Auvergnat dialect. Phonetic transcriptions of each song with English word-for-word and idiomatic translations, revised line-by-line French translations (originally edited by Canteloube for the musical layout), Pronunciation, Text, and Musical notes.
Chart of Sounds provides a convenient reference to Auvergnat sounds and their spellings. Special Features presents an in-depth discussion of Auvergnat pronunciation.
Appendices include Songs By Category with information on song
themes, keys, and tempos as an aid to recital planning,
English-French Glossary of the songs’ Auvergnat vocabulary and
English translation of Canteloube’s pronunciation notes.
©2021 Elizabeth Brodovitch and Lori McCann
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Elizabeth Brodovitch Lori McCann
Singers, voice teachers, and coaches will welcome this well-researched resource. The manual is an invaluable guide for the study and performance of Chants d'Auvergne, and it is highly recommended.