The Choral Experience: Literature, Materials, and Methods
Described as an unusual experience of communication between a composer and a singer, the choral experience is thoroughly explored in this detailed and readable text. Designed specifically for the practicing choral conductor and the student training for a career in choral music, fundamentals of the choral experience such as vocal production, choral diction, and basic musicianship are included to help the singer extend his or her musical experience beyond the immediate rehearsals and performances of the choral ensemble to other realms of music. Special features include: provides numerous illustrations, tables, and examples intended to enrich the learning experience; includes end-of-chapter summaries; examines important components such as the vocal mechanism, posture, diction, and breathing and breath control; offers recommended reading lists for further in-depth study. --From publisher's description.
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Chapter One The Choral Experience in Historical Perspective
Chapter Two The Conductor and the Choral Experience
Chapter Three The Individual Singer and the Choral Experience
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altos appoggiatura aspects audience Bach Baroque music Baroque period basic bass beat beginning breath C. P. E. Bach cadence chapter choir choral art choral conductor choral ensemble choral experience choral groups choral literature choral music choral performance choral rehearsal choral singing chords chorus members church Classical period composer composition concert consonants diphthong dotted dotted notes dynamic effective expression figured bass harmony important indicated individual singer instruments interpretation intervals intonation keyboard instruments larynx main note melodic line meter metronome mordent motets movement Mozart nineteenth century nonchord tones notation note values octave orchestra organ ornamentation passages patterns performance practice phrase pitch played polyphonic possible problem pronounced pulse Renaissance music resonance rhythm rhythmic sixteenth soprano structure style subdominant sung syllable technique tempo tenors texture tion tonality tonic triad trill usually vibrations vibrato vocal sound voice vowel words written York