‘The Language of Song’ (Elementary) by Heidi Pegler and Nicola-Jane Kemp on KR Player this week

'The Language of Song' - Elementary for high and low voice

The first two 'books' of this series contain 20 classic Italian, German and French songs, with background notes, translations and pronunciation guides. With the KR files you can read and listen to the pronunciation guide and you can sing along to the piano accompaniment whilst the sheet music is scrolling beautifully for you. You can change pitch and time and you can loop section as desired. A lot easier than practicing with the book and the play along CD. Everything you need for your music learning in one place.

About Heidi Pegler

Heidi Pegler studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music, London. She sings with the Aderyn Ensemble and the All Souls Orchestra and has performed at many of the leading concert venues in this country. She is currently Head of Singing at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith, where she runs a lively and busy singing department, and is an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Heidi was part of a team overseeing the new ABRSM Singing Syllabus. 

She was a contributor on both A Common Approach 2002 (Faber) and All Together! (ABRSM) a book focussing on peripatetic teaching in groups. She edited and devised The Language of Song (Faber) with friend and colleague, Nicola-Jane Kemp, a series of songbooks developed to help young singers sing successfully in foreign languages. The Elementary and Intermediate books won Best Educational Publication at the Music Industry Awards (2007). She has also recently published It’s never too late to sing (Faber) with Pam Wedgwood, a tutor book for beginner singers, and The Best of Singing (Faber) Grades 1-3 and 4-5 selecting highlights from the ABRSM singing syllabus.  

About Nicola-Jane Kemp

Nicola-Jane Kemp studied piano at Chetham's School of Music, won a Choral Scholarship at Girton College, Cambridge, and studied singing at the RCM and opera at the RSAMD with an award from the Equity Trust Fund. She has been studying with Margaret Hyde and Ludmilla Andrew.

Nicola-Jane made her concert debut at the Barbican singing incidental music from Beethoven's 'Egmont' and at the Purcell Room with Bach's Cantata 51 'Jauchzet Gott'. Specialising in the coloratura repertoire, she made her operatic debut at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London singing Edwige (Robinson Crusoe) for British Youth Opera. Roles which followed have included Pretty Polly (Punch and Judy) by Birtwistle for Music Theatre Wales, Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) for Belcanto Opera, Konstanze (Die Entführung) for The London Opera Players, Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) for the Académie Européenne de Musique d'Aix-en-Provence, Music Theatre Kernow, Central Festival Opera and Garden Opera (also singing Papagena), Cinna (Lucio Silla) for Opera Anglia, Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) at St John's Smith Square, Lakmé for Belcanto Opera and Adele (Die Fledermaus) in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall for Palace Opera.

About Faber Music

Faber Music Ltd was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber and Faber, for the principal purpose of publishing the music of Benjamin Britten. It now enjoys a world-wide reputation as one of the leading independent British publishers of classical, contemporary, media, and printed pop and educational music. Click here to find out more about Faber music.

As always you can get the FREE KR Player - sheet music reimagined here.

Watch a short video with Heidi Pegler demonstrating how to sing tricky high notes whilst Pam Wedgwood is accompanying her on piano.