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.