Face to face with orchestra and chorus: a handbook for choral conductors

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Indiana University Press, Oct 1, 2004 - Music - 204 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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The Orchestral Instruments
Preparing for Rehearsals
Adjusting Your Baton Technique

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

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

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