Score, the Orchestra, and the Conductor

ISBN-10: 0195326369
ISBN-13: 9780195326369
Edition: 2009
Authors: Gustav Meier
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.90" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

In The Score, The Orchestra, and the Conductor, internationally-renowned conducting instructor Gustav Meier presents his practical approach to preparing an orchestral score for rehearsal and performance. Well-illustrated with numerous music examples, charts, figures, and tables, Meier'smethods, grounded in the rich body of his collected experience as a music director and teacher of conducting students, are explained in great detail. Meier covers all aspects of conducting from experimenting without the orchestra to creating signals that produce the desired sound. The methods hedescribes offer specific and readily applicable advice for virtually every musical and technical decision that occurs in the important phase between when a conductor first decides upon a specific score and the first rehearsal with an orchestra. And from ear training to working with musicians toprogramming, he also offers his expertise on the day-to-day aspects of conducting and musical performance. The Score, The Orchestra, and the Conductor will be an indispensable and often-read contribution to the library of every music director and conducting student.

Introduction
The Beat
Reading the Score
Preparation of the Score for Conducting
Seating Arrangements: Symbols for a Cuing System
Sorting the Orchestration
The Zig-Zig Way
Special Techniques
Additional Concerns
Appendices
Instrumental Chart
Notation of Instruments
Harmonics
Harmonic Charts
Cross Rhythm Charts

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