Over 2500 free IPA transcriptions of texts from Bach Cantatas, German Art Songs, and German Choral Music. The Sommer Diction App also includes introductory material to lyric (sung) German and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). An essential tool for voice students, coaches, teachers, choristers, and conductors interested in lyric diction. A monthly subscription ($0.99) grants access to advanced text preparation tools and ad-free use of the app.

-Johann Sebastian Bach
-Johannes Brahms
-Gustav Mahler
-Felix Mendelssohn
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
-Franz Schubert
-Robert Schumann
-Heinrich Schütz

-Text recitations & demonstrations
-Public Domain Scores
-Ad-free use of the app

Free & Premium Content added monthly!

Daniel Sommer has a passion for projects that combine his love of classical music, teaching, and technology. He released Phonetic Keyboards early in 2016, enabling all iOS devices to freely utilize IPA symbols. Daniel has worked as both a professional singer and teacher of lyric diction, instructing at such institutions as Mannes: The New School for Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Additionally, he has delighted in coaching English, German, and Latin choral works with both professional and volunteer choruses.

What’s New

Version 1.0

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.

Ratings and Reviews

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Abandoned by its creator?

I followed a web page here to download this app, but it diplays as blank on nearly every section. Uselessly, the only functioning sections are the About and Subscribe areas. At first the Feedback page also seemed to work–it allowed me to type in my problems with the app, but when I tapped on Submit, I just got a Networ Error message. Please remove this app from the store if you aren’t going to maintain it. It was a true waste of time.

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