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IPA Source: IPA Transcriptions and Literal Translations of Songs and Arias This link opens in a new window
IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Provides thousands of texts, including hundreds of aria texts.
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SingersBabel helps musicians gain an awareness of the synergy of words and music by integrating traditional teaching tools with established technology. Developed through work with diction specialists, SingersBabel includes tools to teach and refine pronunciation, enhance comprehension, understand changes in language, improve diction, and understand and evaluate diverse viewpoints.
Sources for Song and Lieder Translations: French and Italian
Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias
Call Number: ML54.6 .C7 W7 - MLR Reference, 1st floor
Part I: German and French.
Part II: Italian. Masters of the French Art Song: Translations of the complete songs of Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure & Ravel
Call Number: ML54.6 .M33 1991 - MLR Reference, 1st floor
The Poetic Debussy: A collection of his song texts and selected letters
Call Number: ML54.6 .D42 C62 1982 - Music Listening Room, 1st floor
The singer's Debussy
Call Number: ML54.6.D42 R62 1987 - Music Listening Room, 1st floor
Masters of the Italian Art Song: Word-by-word and poetic translations of the complete songs for voice and piano
Call Number: ML54.6 .M34 1990 - Reference, 2nd floor
Sources for Song and Lieder Translations: German, Spanish, and Russian
English texts of thirty Beethoven solo songs
Call Number: ML54.6.B4D7 - Music Listening Room, 1st floor
[Johannes Brahms] Texts of the vocal works, in English translation
Call Number: ML54.6.B8D7 - Reference, 2nd floor
Schubert's Complete Song Texts
Call Number: ML54.6.S39 G5 V.1 & V.2 - MLR Reference, 1st floor
Phonetic Readings of Schubert Lieder
Call Number: MT883 .M25 1994 - Reference, 2nd floor
Lieder, Line by Line and Word for Word
Call Number: ML54.6.P55L5 1980 - Reference, 2nd floor
The Singer's anthology of 20th century Spanish songs
Call Number: ML54.6.A9 S56 1987 - Music Listening Room, 1st floor
The Ring of Words: An anthology of song texts
Call Number: ML54.6 .M5 R5 1973 - Music Listening Room, 1st floor