This new four-book series from G. Shirmer was compiled by Joan Frey Boytim. The books feature excellent piano accompaniments on CD performed by Laura Ward.These editions: *are ideal for beginning voice students, even as young as middle school. *are appropriate as contest solos. *feature songs that have all been carefully chosen, with consideration to length, difficulty, tessitura and range. *include only selections in English, with strong, singable melodies. *include selections ranging from art songs, to folksong arrangements, to humorous songs, to sacred songs and vintage popular songs suitable for singing. ©2000, Book & CD.