The ABRSM Songbook 2

The ABRSM Songbook 2

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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 Grade 2 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
  • Coconut Man Aubrey Beswick
  • I will walk with my love Irish Traditional, Arr. Herbert Hughes
  • Leanabh an aigh Scottish Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Little Boats Irish Traditional, Arr. Herbert Hughes
  • London Birds Geoffrey Shaw
  • Morning has broken Scottish Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • Poco Poppa Pizza and Mama Piccolo Betty Roe
  • The Coventry Carol Anon. 16th Century
  • The Dark Island Iain MacLachlan, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • The Frog Nina Perry
  • The Little Spanish Town Peter Jenkyns
  • The Mallow Fling Irish Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • The Mallow Fling Irish Traditional, Arr. Alan Bullard
  • The Oak and the Ash English Traditional, Arr. Carol Barratt
  • The Oak and the Ash English Traditional, Arr. Alan Bullard
  • The Sweet Nightingale W. H. Anderson
  • Twilight Aubrey Beswick
  • Westering home Old dance tune, Arr. Hugh S. Roberton
  • Wiegenlied Bernhard Flies
  • Wiegenlied Franz Schubert
  • Traditional Songs

  • Across the Line New Zealand
  • All Jolly Fellows Sussex, England
  • Blomman bland blommorna Sweden
  • Chili lo Portuguese East Africa
  • Come, my lads Cornwall, England
  • Drozyna Poland
  • En roulant ma boule Canada
  • Kangding qingge Kangding, China
  • Pentozalis Crete, Greece
  • Perica Chile
  • The Forsaken Maiden Devon, England
  • Vse ticice lepo pojo Slovenia