Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus, Second, Expanded Edition: A Handbook for Choral Conductors

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Indiana University Press, Oct 18, 2004 - Music - 224 pages
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Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus is a crucial guide for choral conductors who are presented with the daunting task of conducting a full-size orchestra. This book provides a survival kit for both novice and experienced choral conductors, with an overview of the orchestral instruments and their particular needs, tips for rehearsing an orchestra effectively, and guidelines for proper baton technique. Conductors are walked through six case studies from the Baroque and Classical periods, including Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat in D Major, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Beethoven's "Choral" Fantasia.

 

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Contents

1 The Nature of the Orchestra
3
2 The Orchestral Instruments
6
3 Preparing for Rehearsals
25
4 Adjusting Your Baton Technique
34
5 Rehearsing the Orchestra
39
6 Studying the Scores
47
Messiah
59
Magnicat in D Major BWV 243
122
Gloria in D
136
Missa in angustiis Nelsonmesse
149
Mass in G Major D167
168
Choral Fantasia op 80
177
Glossary
189
Bibliography
197
Index
201
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About the author (2004)

Don V Moses is former Director of the School of Music, University of Illinois (now retired).

Robert W. Demaree, Jr., is former Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend (now retired).

Allen F. Ohmes is currently Professor of Violin at the University of Iowa.

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