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Cambridge Companion to Singing

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ISBN-10: 0521627095

ISBN-13: 9780521627092

Edition: 2000

Authors: John Potter

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Ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond, this book covers in detail the many aspects of the voice. The volume is divided into four broad areas. Popular Traditions begins with an overview of singing traditions in world music and continues with aspects of rock, rap and jazz. The Voice in the Theatre includes both opera singing from the beginnings to the present day and twentieth-century stage and screen entertainers. Choral Music and Song features a history of the art song, essential hints on singing in a larger choir, the English cathedral tradition and a history of the choral movement in the United States. The final substantial section on performance practices ranges from the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Introduction: singing at the turn of the century
Popular Traditions
'Songlines': vocal traditions in world music
Rock singing
The evolving language of rap
Jazz singing: the first hundred years
The Voice in the Theatre
Stage and screen entertainers in the twentieth century
Song into theatre: the beginnings of opera
Grand opera: nineteenth-century revolution and twentieth-century tradition
Choral Music and Song
European art song
English cathedral choirs in the twentieth century
Sacred choral music in the United States: an overview
Performance Practices
Some notes on choral singing
Ensemble singing
The voice in the Middle Ages
Reconstructing pre-Romantic singing technique
Alternative voices: contemporary vocal techniques
The teaching (and learning) of singing
Children's singing
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