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Conducting a Choir

Author : Imogen Holst
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Imogen Holst, 1907-84, was a much-loved source of inspiration for countless musicians and students who encountered her over the years of her involvement with the Dartington Summer School of Music and the Aldeburgh Festival. This book conveys her infectious enthusiasm and insight as a choralconductor. Here she sets out, clearly and concisely, a wealth of practical information on the physical business of conducting which will be of particular value to the amateur conductor. She deals with the forming and training of a choir, the presentation and rehearsal of the music, and how toapproach public performances and competitions. Her final chapter gives advice on the rehearsal of specific choruses by Purcell, Handel, and Britten.Originally published in 1973, this edition has been corrected and updated by Lowinger Maddison, Archivist for the Holst Foundation.

Conducting Choirs Volume 1 The Promising Conductor A Practical Guide for Beginning Choral Conductors

Author : David P. DeVenney
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Intended for beginning conductors, this volume offers a conceptual approach to conducting rather than an imitative one. Students begin by building right-hand and then left-hand gestures and are provided with exercises designed to increase independence and expressiveness. Approaches to repertory and programming are also introduced, as are score marking, rehearsal strategies and preparation, and singing technique. In total, it is a concise guide that offers a wealth of practical information and stands alone as a resource for even part-time choir directors.

Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : F. Wodell
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An excerpt from Part V. Chapter III. "The Conductor in Performance." - The conductor will do well to look over his music, or at least the more important numbers thereof, immediately before a performance. The conductor should face his forces with a smiling countenance. Should he be nervous or anxious, he must not betray his feelings, or the performers will become troubled and fearful. At all points of possible danger, such as difficult entries, etc., the conductor should watch his forces to see that they are ready before the moment for attack arrives. Neither choralists, orchestra players, nor soloists can be depended upon to be always ready. The conductor stands between the composer and the listener as an interpreter. Upon him rests the responsibility for securing an adequate interpretation of the composition. He is therefore of necessity clothed with equally comprehensive authority. Soloists as well as chorus singers and orchestral players are properly under his direction. If a singer be incompetent, he will refuse to conduct for such. If a singer be competent and experienced, the conductor will not try to impose his will upon the artist as to matters of style in delivery concerning which persons of taste may differ, but will furnish a discreet, sympathetic accompaniment which shall do justice to the vocal, as well as to the instrumental part of a composition. If, however, the soloist should for any reason indulge in a delivery which would tend to rob the music of its legitimate effect, it is the conductor's duty to protest. The soloist has his rights; he must be given a large measure of liberty in the performance of his part, for he, as well as the conductor, has a responsibility, and will be judged by his work. To the conductor, however, belongs the wider and superior responsibility and authority.

Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : Frederick William Wodell
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Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : Frederick William Wodell
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Excerpt from Choir and Chorus Conducting: A Treatise on the Organization, Management, Training, and Conducting of Choirs and Choral Societies It is hoped that it Will bring aid, suggestion and stimulus to workers in this field. Its production has afforded pleasurable employment for the spare hours of a professional life for a considerable period. May its perusal be to many a source of profit. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Choral Conducting

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Choral Conducting: Philosophy and Practice, Second Edition is an updated resource for conductors and singers alike, a college-level text for students of choral conducting that considers conducting and singing from a holistic perspective. This singer-friendly and voice-healthy approach examines the rehearsal environment alongside its musical performance counterpart. The author explores what is involved in leading a choral group, examining theories of learning and human behavior to understand the impact choral conductors have on the act of singing. Divided into two main parts—Philosophy and Practice—the text begins with an historical look at conducting, exploring questions of why people sing and why they sing together, and ultimately presents the application of this philosophy, showing how a conductor’s gestures and patterns can influence vocal outcomes. In addressing how singers learn and respond to choral music, as well as how conductors communicate with singers in rehearsal and performance, Choral Conducting turns an eye to learning how we learn and the role successful choral conductors play in motivating singers, developing healthy singing habits, and improving individual and ensemble vocal quality—all with the aims of enhancing musical understanding. New to this edition: Updated diagrams, photos, and musical examples Revised sample choral programs Increased consideration of the orchestral conductor A renewed focus on the intersections of learning, health and well-being, and the social perspective, supported by new and recent research

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

Author : Harold Rosenbaum
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Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired with the discussion of practical challenges is a discussion of over fifty key works from the choral literature, with performance suggestions to aid the choral conductor in directing each piece. Dealing with often-overlooked yet vital considerations such as how to work with composers, recording, concert halls, and choral tours, A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting offers a valuable resource for both emerging choral conductors and students of choral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : Frederick William Wodell
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Choir Conducting

Author : John Bissell Trowbridge
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Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning

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It is a truism in teaching choral conducting that the director should look like s/he wishes the choir to sound. The conductor's physical demeanour has a direct effect on how the choir sings, at a level that is largely unconscious and involuntary. It is also a matter of simple observation that different choral traditions exhibit not only different styles of vocal production and delivery, but also different gestural vocabularies which are shared not only between conductors within that tradition, but also with the singers. It is as possible to distinguish a gospel choir from a barbershop chorus or a cathedral choir by visual cues alone as it is simply by listening. But how can these forms of physical communication be explained? Do they belong to a pre-cultural realm of primate social bonding, or do they rely on the context and conventions of a particular choral culture? Is body language an inherent part of musical performance styles, or does it come afterwards, in response to music? At a practical level, to what extent can a practitioner from one tradition mandate an approach as 'good practice', and to what extent can another refuse it on the grounds that 'we don't do it that way'? This book explores these questions at both theoretical and practical levels. It examines textual and ethnographic sources, and draws on theories from critical musicology and nonverbal communication studies to analyse them. By comparing a variety of choral traditions, it investigates the extent to which the connections between conductor demeanour and choral sound operate at a general level, and in what ways they are constructed within a specific idiom. Its findings will be of interest both to those engaged in the study of music as a cultural practice, and to practitioners involved in a choral conducting context that increasingly demands fluency in a variety of styles.

Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : Frederick William Wodell
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Excerpt from Choir and Chorus Conducting: A Treatise on the Organization, Management, Training, and Conducting of Choirs and Choral Societies This book is, in some measure, the outcome of the author's desire to be of service to such as need assistance in the work of organizing and conducting Choir or Choral Society. It is hoped that it will bring aid, suggestion and stimulus to workers in this field. Its production has afforded pleasurable employment for the "spare hours" of a professional life for a considerable period. May its perusal be to many a source of profit. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Choir Training and Choral Conducting for Africans

Author : Laz Edward Nnanyelu Ekwueme
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Conducting a Choir

Author : Imogen Holst
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Choir and Chorus Conducting A Treatise on the Organization Management Training and Conducting of Choirs and Choral Societies 1901

Author : Frederick William Wodell
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : F. W. 1859-1938 Wodel
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : F W 1859-1938 Wodel
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The Choral Conductor

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Choir and Chorus Conducting

Author : Frederick William Wodell
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Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Author : Joseph Flummerfelt
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In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral conductors. This captivating narrative traces Flummerfelt's formative years and influences, his most important artistic collaborations, and his approach to conducting and music. There is also a philosophical discussion of cultural influences and obstacles in art, how one teaches conducting, and the foundations of ensemble music-making. This book explores the conductor's early career influences from musicians such as Robert Shaw and Nadia Boulanger and reveals his thoughts on composers Igor Stravinsky, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, and Olivier Messiaen, among others. Topics range from his approaches to style, conducting gesture, sound generation, and choral sound to the psychology of music-making and the contemporary environment of art-making. Nally's interview style captures the energy and rhythm of Flummerfelt's speech so the conductor's voice and passion is readily evident. Through these intimate conversations, Flummerfelt reveals his life, art, and ideas---from close collaborations with some of the world's greatest orchestral conductors to his work as artistic director of Westminster Choir College. More than thirty photos present a visual record of Flummerfelt's collaborations with many of the great musicians of our time; a biographical timeline, list of collaborating orchestras and conductors, and discography are also included.

Conducting Men s Choirs

Author : Donald L. Trott
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