Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning Gesture, Voice, Identity
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Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
It is a truism in teaching choral conducting that the director should look like s/he wishes the choir to sound. The conductor's physical demeanour has a direct effect on how the choir sings, at a level that is largely unconscious and involuntary.It is also a matter of simple observation that different choral traditions exhibit not only different styles of vocal production and delivery, but also different gestural vocabularies which are shared not only between conductors within that tradition, but also with the singers. It is as possible to distinguish a gospel choir from a barbershop chorus or a cathedral choir by visual cues alone as it is simply by listening.But how can these forms of More...
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