Art of Singing

The Art of Singing by Mathilde Marchesi

The Art of Singing by Mathilde Marchesi

Elementary and Graduated Exercises and 30 Vocalise for Mezzo-Soprano

The Art of Singing by Mathilde MarchesiPreface Excerpt:

The present Second Edition of my “Art of Singing,” which I have revised and enlarged in accordance with the experience of the last twelve years of my teaching, comprises the theoreticopractical part of my system. It includes Exercises and elementary and progressive Vocalises for the development of the mechanism of the voice ; a series of two-part Vocalises, for practice in singing a second part; and lastly, Melodies with words, to combine articulation with vocalisation.

This book is written in French and English by Mathilde Marchesi (March 24, 1821 – November 17, 1913)  who was a German mezzo-soprano, a proponent of the Bel Canto vocal method and a renowned teacher of singing.  It includes 30 graduated vocalises for mezzo-soprano as well as instructions on her vocal methods and was published by Schirmer.

The online ebook at The Internet Archive has been made available to the public domain courtesy of Brigham Young University. It is provided here for free download in epub and mobi format for digital devices.