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Choral Concepts: A Text for Conductors

Choral Concepts: A Text for Conductors
Author: Donald Neuen
ISBN 13: 9780028647494
ISBN 10: 28647491
Edition: 1
Publisher: Schirmer
Publication Date: 2002-02-08
Format: Plastic Comb
Pages: 256
List Price: $189.95

This text provides advice on choral conducting in various situations ranging from elementary school to professional situations. Topics include a discussion of what it takes to attain artistic excellence; a soloistic approach to ensemble singing; development of a great singing sound; individual section characteristics, problems, and solutions; vocalizing and warm-ups; rhythmic interest, forward motion and phrasing; English diction, dramatic communication of text, and Latin pronunciation; score preparation and analysis; rehearsals and auditions; Handel's Messiah and artistic conducting; and the role of the conductor. Nuen, a former protegé of Robert Shaw's, teaches at the U. of California in Los Angeles. Plastic spiral binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)