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Choral Concepts A Text for Conductors

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ISBN-10: 0028647491

ISBN-13: 9780028647494

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donald Neuen

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/8/2002
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 300
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Choral Methods and Techniques
Artistic Excellence
Choral Excellence
The Attributes of Success
The Commitment to Excellence
The Elements of an Inspirational Personality
A Soloistic Approach to Ensemble Singing
Great Soloists Can Make Great Choral Singers
Facilitating Soloistic Singing--The Soloistic Environment
The Relationship between Conductor and Singer
Breath Support
Breath Control
Developing a Great Singing Sound
The Development of Choral Singing in America
Defining and Teaching a Natural Choral Sound
Individual Section Characteristics, Problems, and Solutions
Vibrato
Individual Section Characteristics
Concepts of Choral Section Balance
A Unified Approach to Vowel Formation
Vocalizing and Warm-Ups
Using Vocalizing and Warm-Ups Productively
Structuring Warm-Up Sessions
Rhythmic Interest, Forward Motion, and Phrasing
Rhythmic Interest Results from Off-Beat Emphasis
Forward Motion
Rhythmic Interest, Forward Motion, and Phrasing
The Scores: The Source of These Techniques
Honor the Composer
English Diction, Dramatic Communication of Text, and Latin Pronunciation
The Percussion of Our Language: Consonants
The Five Most Important Rules of English Diction
Textual Communication
Liturgical Pronunciation of Latin
Score Preparation and Analysis
Style
Text
Tempo
Structural Analysis
An Example of Structural Analysis: Haydn, The Creation, "Awake The Harp"
Analysis Worksheet and Markings
Rehearsals and Auditions
Basic Necessities for the Conductor
Rehearse Efficiently
Sitting and Standing Arrangements
Rehearsal Planning
Chorus Auditions
Handel's Messiah and Artistic Conducting
Thoughts on Handel's Messiah
Messiah Performance Information
Artistic Musical Conducting
Great Conductors
The Physical Gestures of Conducting
The Baton
Beat Patterns
The Conducting Zone
The Standard Beat Patterns
Dynamics
Preparatory Beats
Beat Styles
Fermatas
Compound versus Simple Meter
A Balance between Listening and Conducting
The Role of the Conductor
An Artistic Choral Conductor
Self-Evaluation
A Career in Music Is a Privilege