Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus, Second, Expanded Edition

Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus, Second, Expanded Edition : A Handbook for Choral Conductors

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Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus is a crucial guide for choral conductors who are presented with the daunting task of conducting a full-size orchestra. This book provides a survival kit for both novice and experienced choral conductors, with an overview of the orchestral instruments and their particular needs, tips for rehearsing an orchestra effectively, and guidelines for proper baton technique. Conductors are walked through six case studies from the Baroque and Classical periods, including Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat in D Major, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Beethoven's "Choral" Fantasia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Second, Expanded Edition
  • 43 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253216990
  • 9780253216991
  • 1,435,251

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"This second edition... will attract a new generation of conductors to what remains a singular text in our field..." -Choral Journalshow more

About Don V. Moses

Don V Moses is former Director of the School of Music, University of Illinois (now retired).Robert W. Demaree, Jr., is former Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend (now retired).Allen F. Ohmes is currently Professor of Violin at the University of Iowa.show more

Table of contents

Preface to the Second Expanded EditionForeword to the First Edition by Robert ShawList of Illustrations and CreditsDedicationPart 1: Working with an OrchestraChapter 1: The Nature of the OrchestraChapter 2: The Orchestral InstrumentsChapter 3: Preparing for RehearsalsChapter 4: Adjusting Your Baton TechniqueChapter 5: Rehearsing the OrchestraPart 2: Conducting Three Baroque MasterworksChapter 6: Studying the ScoresChapter 7: G.F. Handel: MessiahChapter 8: J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243Chapter 9: A. Vivaldi: GloriaPart 3: Conducting Three Viennese Classical MasterworksChapter 10: Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa in Angustiis ("Nelsonmesse")Chapter 11: Franz Schubert: Mass in G Major, D. 167Chapter 12: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia, Op. 80 ("Choral")GlossaryBibliographyIndexshow more

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