Edward Foreman
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Edward Foreman

Edward Foreman (1937-2018) was an operatic bass, scholar of singing technique, and teacher. He was founder and editor of the Pro Musica Press (Minneapolis, USA), which reprinted historical treatises in facsimile and transcription, and also translated them into English.[1] According to Richard Wistreich, these translations offer a uniquely comprehensive and valuable collection of Bel Canto pedagogy in English. He argues that "a growing number of influential singing teachers [...] agree [with Foreman]", that there should be a revival of those old, healthy, singing practices. [2]


  • Transformative Voice, ProMusica Press, 1996 ISBN 1887117105
  • Voice without technique, a manual for singers and teachers, ProMusica Press,1998 ISBN 9781887117111
  • R M Bacon, Elements of Vocal Science,ProMusica Press,1966 ISBN 1887117067
  • The Porpora Tradition, (Corri, The singer's preceptor Vols 1&2, 1811 and Isaac Nathan, Musurgia Vocalis 1816) ProMusica Press,1968 OCLC 39944
  • Tosi, Pierfrancesco: Opinions of singers, Ancient and Modern, or Observations on Figured Singing, ProMusica Press,1993 ISBN 9781887117012
  • Pellegrini, Anna Maria, Grammar, or, Rules for singing well, ProMusica Press, 2001 ISBN 1887117148
  • Late renaissance singing : Giovanni Camillo Maffei, Discourse on the voice and the method of learning to sing ornamentation, without a teacher (1562) ; Lodovico Zacconi, the practice of music, book one, chapters LVIII-LXXX (1592) ; Giovanni Battista Bovicelli, Rules, passages of music (1594); Giovanni Luca Conforto, Brief and easy method ... (1603?)with English translation ProMusica Press, 2001 ISBN 1887117156
  • Authentic Singing, Being The History and Practice Of the Art of Singing And Teaching in Two Volumes ProMusica Press, 2001 ISBN 1887117121
  • Giuseppe Aprile, The modern Italian method of singing : with a variety of progressive examples & thirty six solfeggi, ProMusica Press, 2001 ISBN 1887117164
  • The Art of bel canto in the Italian Baroque: A study of the original sources, ProMusica Press, 2006 ISBN 9781887117173
  • A bel canto Method or How to Sing Italian Baroque Music Correctly Based on the Primary Sources, ProMusica Press, 2006 ISBN 9781887117180



  1. ^ OGDON, Beverly J.. Bel canto training in Niccolo Porpora's England with a twentieth century rationale. The Phenomenon of Singing, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 170-176, apr. 2013. Available at: <http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/singing/article/view/672>. Date accessed: 04 May. 2018.
  2. ^ Wistreich, Richard. "Lost Voices." Early Music 35, no. 3 (2007): 456-58. https://www.jstor.org/stable/30054657.

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