You can use freely these accompaniments for either private or public rehearshal or concert performance (with the singer). You can use them for radio broadcast if you mention that all accompaniments are by Xavier Palacios. For Tv broadcast you will need to ask a written permission to Xavier Palacios (The artist and Producer).
Xavier Palacios studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris de Paris with Antonio Ruiz Pipo, a pupil of Alfred Cortot, and Billy Eidi, a renowed accompanist of French song. He also studied Musical analysis with Ginette keller, a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. He has given many recitals in France and has been the assistant and accompanist of Laurence Russel Albert (Pushkin Prize, Metropolitan Opera) for a few years.
This volume contains the Piano Accompaniments for a transposition of the Original Vaccai Practical Vocal Method, which is now in the Public Domain, in the Vocal Lowest range : Bass-Baritone, Contralto and Countertenor.
This volume is part of a complete Edition of Vaccai Practical Method Accompaniments, matching the Vocal Range and key of every authoritative Edition.
This Bass/Contralto/Countertenor Vaccai Album matches the key chart of the old Schirmer Edition of "Vaccai Practical Vocal Method" for Alto and Baritone, now in the Public Domain, that you can find on the imslp site. The scale in Lesson I begins with the note A. This edition is suitable only for Bass-Baritones, Contraltos, and Countertenors.
Last, but not least, Vocal range is only one aspect of Voice classification. Choose your repertoire following the "nature" of your Voice, or your "Voice type" if you like, and the advice of your teacher.
Here is the track list with the corresponding text openings :
01 Manca sollecita (The Diatonic Scale)
02 Semplicetta tortorella (Intervals of the Third)
03 Lascia il Lido (Intervals of the Fourth)
04 Avezzo a vivere (Intervals of the fifth)
05 Bella prova e d'alma forte (Intervals of the Sixth)
06 Fra l’ombre un lampo solo (Intervals of the Seventh)
07 Quell’onda che ruina (Intervals of the Octave)
08 Delira dubbiosa (Half tones or semitones)
09 Nel contrasto amor s’accende (syncopation)
10-12 Come il candore (Runs and Scale Passages)
13 Senza l’amabile Dio di Citera (The Appogiatura, from above or below)
14 Benchè di senso privo (The accaciatura)
15 La Gioja verace (The Mordent)
16-17 L’augelletto in lacci stretto (different ways of executing the Mordent)
18-20 Quando accende un nobil petto (Introductory to the Grupetto or Turn)
21 Piu non si trovano (The Grupetto or Turn)
22-23 Se povero il ruscello (introduction to the Trill or Shake)
24-25 Siam navi all’onde (Runs and Scale passages)
26 Vorrei spiegar l’affanno (Portamento)
27 O placido il mare (Portamento, The second way)
28 La patria e un tutto (Recitativo)
29 A la stagione de’ fiori (Recapitulation)