In a nod to the singers who will be using this book, all pronunciations are given in International Phonetic Alphabet
The first part, which serves as an introduction, is a brief but information laden summary of phonetic concepts, including an explanation of diction, pronunciation, articulation, and an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet
The second appendix is a comprehensive overview of the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA), complete with common words in English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish as a basis for pronunciation, and the International Phonetic Association's summation of the IPA symbols.
The first contains an introduction to the study of diction, including an overview of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Olson sends a mixed message about the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) in choral rehearsal; in her discussion of articulation, she quotes Choral Pedagogy by Brenda Smith and Robert Sataloff (San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, 2000), which states that IPA as a tool for pronunciation is not time effective in a choral rehearsal.
Another appendix contains a listing of commonly used International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) symbols, while the final appendix is an annotated bibliography by Vicki McMurray, entitled "Developing the Adolescent Voice in a Choral Setting: A Survey of Resources.
The appendixes are numerous and wide-ranging, such as an overview of the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) for English, expression and verb lists for use in expressivity exercises, a summary of Wanat's recommended approach to learning a song, and questions for developing a character and scene.
As the title states, the volume contains a word-by-word English translation and transcription into the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) for the entire opera.
Although there are books devoted to the songs--most notably those by the composer himself (Diary of My Songs, a translation by Winifred Radford of Journal de mes melodies) and by Pierre Bernac, the baritone for whom many of the songs were written (Francis Poulenc: The Man and His Songs, a translation of Francis Poulec et ses melodies)--there was no volume containing both the translations and transcriptions in International Phonetic Alphabet
Individual aspects of vocal sound, such as resonance, pitch, loudness, and articulation, are illuminated with charts ranging from a synopsis of the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) to the decibel level of commonly heard sounds.
An elucidation of articulation is couched in a summary of the International Phonetic Alphabet
, and its application to the sounds of English and Italian.