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A Singer's Manual of Foreign Language Dictions Paperback – May 15, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0970392374 ISBN-10: 0970392370

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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: YBK Publishers, Inc. (May 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970392370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970392374
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,456,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gerald T. Gray on October 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
This text is a most effective textbook for undergraduate diction classes. It is the only book that embraces not only the four primary singing languages (English, Italian, French and German) but contains sections on Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and Eclesiastic Latin. The information is presented in a logical, user friendly manner and is suitable as a long term reference as well.

Gerald Gray

Assistant Professor of Voice

State University of New York at Fredonia
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David J. Rudari on November 20, 2005
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Dr. Sheil's approach to Diction was highly effective in the late 70's, and it most certainly is, now. As a former student of his, this book and I were very close friends during my Freshman year in the studio and in Diction class.

As a voice teacher for twenty-two years, I have used this book constantly for my own reference, and for my students' preparation and homework. I have recommended it to a number of colleagues in the Public Schools, who have had great success with it, as well.

It can be a bit unruly for the beginner, but, as the semester passes, and as one becomes more familiar with the book and uses it repeatedly, it will be a valuable tool.

Suffice it to say, I am very happy to see it is still in print and still in use.

David J. Rudari

Director, College Choir

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts -- Music

Bethany College, WV
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 13, 2004
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It will be a pleaseure to recommend enthusiastically and heartily this handsome new edition of Professor Sheil's little volume--an essential in the library of voice teachers and coaches.--Sylvia Plyler, CCM--University of Cincinnati
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Otto Barz on October 23, 2006
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Professor Richard Sheil lays out the fundamentals for singing accurately and clearly in the crucial languages for singers: Roman Church Latin, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.

Emeritus professor of music in the State University of New York, Richard F. Sheil guides students, singers and anyone who wishes to sing properly in a foreign language through an education of the highest degree. His writing is clear and lively. His comprehensive text will be an indispensable tool for every singer from established professionals to voice majors to those who want to sing in church on Sunday morning. A lesson from Professor Sheil will revitalize your expression of all these languages.
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