The ABRSM Songbook 1

The ABRSM Songbook 1

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The ABRSM Songbook series offers singers and their teachers an unrivalled
choice of core repertoire that will provide the bedrock for many years of
rewarding vocal study.

Book with 2CDs.


  • Art songs, drawn from Grades 1 of the Associated Boards Singing syllabus
  • A range of repertoire from the Medieval to modern musicals – many in practical new editions
  • Irresistible new arrangements by Carol Barratt of classic songs
  • Authentic unaccompanied traditional songs, sourced from around the world
  • English singing translations for every non-English-language song – many newly-commissioned
  • Useful notes on the songs containing background information and performance suggestions
  • CDs of piano accompaniments to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings of the textto every song, performed by native speakers


  • Art Songs
  • A dream is a wish your heart makes Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
  • Aupres de ma blonde French Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Cuckoo Martin Shaw
  • Die Nachtigall German Traditional, Arr. Johannes Brahms
  • Dona, dona Sholom Secunda, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Good morrow to you, springtime! Hugh S. Roberton
  • Grandfather Clock Thomas Dunhill
  • Home on the Range American Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Home on the Range American Traditional, Arr. Alan Bullard
  • La Cucaracha Mexican Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Noel nouvelet French Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Omens of Spring W. H. Anderson
  • Quem pastores laudavere from Cantional (1627)Johann Hermann Schein
  • Song of the Boats Betty Roe
  • The Crocodile Peter Jenkyns
  • The Miller of Dee English Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • The Miller of Dee English Traditional, Arr. Alan Bullard
  • The Spinning Wheel Irish Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Walking in the Air Howard Blake
  • Where is love? Lionel Bart

  • Traditional Songs

  • Aija, zuzuLatvia
  • Igama la Bantwana South Africa (Zulu)
  • Jinkli Nona Malacca, Malaysia
  • Maple Sweet Vermont, USA
  • Mick Miles Sussex, England
  • Mr Colburn St Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • Sing Ivy Sussex, England
  • Spinn, spinn Germany
  • Sus in poarta raiului Romania
  • Un jour sur le pont de Treguier Brittany, France
  • When the spring comes in Sussex, England
  • Xiao Baicai Hebei Province, China