New PDF release: A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works: Part I

By Jonathan D. Green

Now in paperback. This cutting edge survey of enormous choral-orchestral works written among 1900 and 1972 and containing a few English textual content examines eighty-nine works, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to Bernstein's Mass. for every paintings, the writer presents a biography of the composer, entire instrumentation, textual content resources, variants, availability of acting fabrics, functionality matters, discography, and bibliographies of the composer and the paintings. dependent upon direct rating learn, each one paintings has been evaluated by way of strength functionality difficulties, practice session matters, and point of trouble for either choir and orchestra. whilst current, solo roles are described.

The forty-nine composers represented comprise Samuel Barber, Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Henry Cowell, Frederick Delius, R. Nathaniel Dett, Gerald Finzi, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, Paul Hindemith, Ulysses Kay, consistent Lambert, Peter Mennin, Gunther Schuller, William Schumann, Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, and Healey Willan.

Written as a box consultant for conductors and someone else inquisitive about programming live shows for choir and orchestra, this article should still end up an invaluable resource of latest repertoire rules and a useful reduction to practice session guidance. textile version first released in 1994.

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