In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Robert Blocker
The Robert Shaw Reader

Organizing And Sustaining The Chorus
Thoughts On Music, Singing, Rehearsal, And Performance
Approach, Analysis, Preparation
Warm-Up, Rhythm and Tempo, Phrasing
Quiet Singing and Count-Singing
Enunciation, Language
Conducting The Masterpieces
Preaching The Gospel (Of The Arts)
Celebrating The Rituals Of Life
Awards and Citations

Robert Shaw is considered to be the most influential choral conductor in American history. This is the first collection of his letters and notes about music ever published-at another time, it is the book Shaw would have written himself. The letters are an invigorating mix of music history and analysis, philosophy, inspiration, and practical advice. Shaw examines technique, but only as a means to an end- he moves beyond that, delving into the essence of what music is and what it has to say to us. The heart of the book is composed of Shaw's previously unpublished notes on fifteen major choral works, ranging from Bach's B Minor Mass to Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Often inspiring and sometimes hilarious, these writings reveal the full breadth of Shaw's knowledge, intensity, and humor.

Item code: 6228B | Book | $39.95 add item to cart
Choral | 480 Pages | Hardcover | 6 x 9
0300104545 | 0300104545

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