Singer's Studio

Books on Song and Singing

Here’s a select list of books Thomas Hampson has been studying and coming back to throughout his career. You might find them of interest.


Judith E. CARMAN
Art Song in the United States, 1759–1999: An annotated Bibliography

London et al.: Scarecrow 2001.
475 pages.

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Shirlee EMMONS / Stanley SONNTAG
The Art of the Song Recital.

New York:
Schirmer, 1979.
571 pages.

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American Art Song and American Poetry (3 Volumes).

Vol. I: America comes of Age.
London: Scarecrow 1981.
167 pages.

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James Husst HALL
The Art Song.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press 1953.
310 pages.

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Musical Settings of American Poetry: A Bibliography.

New York et al.: Greenwood 1986.
531 pages.

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Song: A Guide to Style & Literature.

Seattle 1996.

514 pages.

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Denis STEVENS (Ed.)

A History of Song: A comprehensive guide to the literature of song, from the time of the troubadours to the present day.
New York: Hutchinson 1960 (revised ed. Norton 1970).
491 pages.

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William Treat UPTON
Art-Song in America: A Study in the Development of American Music.

Boston: Ditson 1969.
279 pages.

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Victoria Etnier VILLAMIL
A Singer’s Guide to the American Art Song 1870–1980

London: Scarecrow 1993.
452 pages.

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