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Resources for Singers: Diction

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Diction books are available in MT 883.

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Diction Books

Diction Books

General texts, followed by individual languages listed alphabetically



A handbook of diction for singers : Italian, German, French / David Adams.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Second Edition
Reference MT883 .A23 2008

Diction for singers : a concise reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish pronunciation / Joan Wall ... [et al.].

Redmond, Wash. : Diction for, c2009.
Second edition
MT883 .D53 2009

Singing early music : the pronunciation of European languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance / edited by Timothy J. McGee with A.G. Rigg and David N. Klausner.

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1996.
Audio record 7671 CD
MT883 .S56 1996

Singing in Czech : a guide to Czech lyric diction and vocal repertoire

Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
MT883 .C44 2015

Singing and communicating in English [electronic resource] : a singer’s guide to English diction / Kathryn LaBouff.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Singing in French : a manual of French diction and French vocal repertoire / Thomas Grubb ; with a foreword by Pierre Bernac.

New York : Schirmer Books, ©1979.
MT883 .G88

Singing in Greek : a guide to Greek lyric diction and vocal repertoire / Lydia Zervanos.

Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
MT833 .Z47 2015

Singers’ Italian : a manual of diction and phonetics / by Evelina Colorni.

New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1996.
MT883 .C64 1996

Singing in Latin, or, Pronunciation explor’d / Harold Copeman ; with a preface by Andrew Parrott.

Oxford : H. Copeman, 1990.
Reference FOLIO MT883 .C65 1990

Singing in Russian : a guide to language and performance / Emily Olin.

Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Audio Record MU-61 CD
Reference MT883 .O45 2012

A singer’s manual of Spanish lyric diction / Nico Castel ; foreword by Plácido Domingo.

New York : Excalibur Pub., c1994.
MT883 .C27 1994 Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, [2010]
FOLIO M1507.S6363 T4 2010a