Face to face with orchestra and chorus: a handbook for choral conductors
Indiana University Press, Oct 1, 2004 - Music - 204 pages
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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A-natural accompanimental adagio adjustments Allegro Antonio Vivaldi aria articulation Bach Baroque Baroque music bass line basso continuo bassoon beat of bar beat of measure Beethoven begin downbow begin upbow cellos choir choral conductors chords chorus concept concertmaster consecutive downbows consecutive upbows continuo bass contrabasses detache dotted pairs downbeat edition eighth eighth-notes ensemble entrances example Fantasia fermata final cadence fourth beat Gloria Handel harpsichord Haydn instrument keyboard keyboard instrument last two notes legato lower strings Magnificat marked melodic Messiah Missa in angustiis motif movement musicians Nelsonmesse notes in bar oboe octave on-the-string orchestra passages pattern performance phrase pianist piano pickup pitch play preparatory beat recitatives rehearsal rhythm ritornello Schubert score second beat second violins separate bows sforzandi singers sixteenths slurs solo soloists soprano sound string players stroke style Suggested bowings take consecutive tempo third beat timpani trill trumpet upper strings vibrato Viennese Classical violas violins Vivaldi