The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green,Mark Gibson
Release: 2004
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 252
ISBN: UOM:39015058248785
Language: en
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Written in a clear style that speaks directly to the serious conducting student, The Modern Conductor, Seventh Edition, maintains Dr. Elizabeth A.H. Green's time-honored approach to conducting technique while offering new insights into opera conducting, career-building, and score study. Building on the concept of conducting as a time-space activity, co-author Mark Gibson clarifies the pedagogical ideas of the legendary Russian maestro, Nicolai Malko, as first put forth by Dr. Green. The Seventh Edition incorporates into Malko's classic approach a heightened emphasis on the role of the conductor and the non-technical skills that the aspiring conductor must acquire to prepare for a podium career in the twenty-first century. Among the topics included are: The Usefulness of the Baton Expressive Gestures "Zig-Zag" Audition/Rehearsal Checklist The student will attain insights into handling contemporary scores and unconventional notation, as well as instrumental and choral conducting and aspects of advanced musicianship in relation to wind ensemble, orchestra and chorus. Important concepts and terms are highlighted to enable the reader to find them quickly. Exercises and drills are included in the text to reinforce critical concepts and skills.

The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Release: 1969
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 298
ISBN: UOM:39015009714638
Language: en
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Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band Conductor

Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band Conductor
Author: Frank Battisti,Robert Garofalo
Release: 2000-03-01
Editor: Meredith Music
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781476850672
Language: en
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(Meredith Music Resource). This outstanding "one-of-a-kind" text was designed to assist the conductor in achieving a personal interpretation of music.

The Compleat Conductor

The Compleat Conductor
Author: Gunther Schuller
Release: 1998-12-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 571
ISBN: 0195126610
Language: en
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Written by a world renowned conductor and composer, this highly provocative critique of modern conducting is sure to spark debate in the music world.

Choral Repertoire

Choral Repertoire
Author: Dennis Shrock
Release: 2009-04-07
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 787
ISBN: 9780195327786
Language: en
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Choral Repertoire is a comprehensive reference book about choral music in Western culture from Gregorian chant to compositions of the early twenty-first century. The material in the book covers general characteristics of the major historical eras, biographical sketches and discussions of the complete choral output of more than 500 composers, and performance annotations of more than 5,000 individual works.

Michael Costa England s First Conductor

Michael Costa  England s First Conductor
Author: Sir John Goulden
Release: 2015-02-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781472427175
Language: en
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Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century was how musical performances were managed and directed. From a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with it not only baton conducting in its modern form, but also higher standards, a new orchestral lay-out and a more focused rehearsal regime. The key figure in this process was Michael Costa whose uniquely powerful position in the operatic, symphonic and choral worlds provide a fascinating insight into the politics and changing aesthetics of the Victorian musical landscape.

The Dynamic Orchestra

The Dynamic Orchestra
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Release: 1987
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 192
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042619911
Language: en
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A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor

A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor
Author: Emily Freeman Brown
Release: 2015-08-20
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780810884014
Language: en
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Titles in Dictionaries for the Modern Musician: A Scarecrow Press Music Series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to playing technique, major works to key figures. A must-have for any musician’s personal library! Filling a vital need in the rapidly changing and complex field of conducting, A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor is a concise one-volume reference tool that brings together for the first time information covering a broad array of topics essential for today’s conductor to know. Author and conductor Emily Freeman Brown offers easy-to-read definitions of key musical terms, translated foreign terms, examples of usage from orchestral music and practical vocabulary in multiple languages. A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor includes biographies of major conductors and other individual important to the world of modern conducting, emphasizing throughout their contributions to the progress of the conducting professional; critical information on major orchestras, significant ensembles, key institutions and organizations, with a focus on the ways in which they preserve and advance today’s musical life; and practical entries covering baton and rehearsal techniques, bowing terms, information about instruments, voice types and much more. In a series of appendixes, A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor also covers such topics as orchestral works that changed the art and practice of conducting, a short historiography of conducting, a comprehensive bibliography, a look at conducting recitative, and a list of pitches, interval names, rhythmic terms, orchestral and percussion instrument names, and finally translations of all of these categories of information into French, German, Italian, and Spanish. A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor will appeal to aspiring conductors and seasoned professionals. It is an invaluable resource.

Classical Music

Classical Music
Author: Kent Nagano,Inge Kloepfer
Release: 2019-02-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780773556348
Language: en
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A passionate appeal from an acclaimed artist for the relevance of classical music in today's torn world.

The Conductor

The Conductor
Author: Sarah Quigley
Release: 2011-08-26
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781869795078
Language: en
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A best-selling, compelling and evocatively realised novel based on real events and figures. It has now sold into eight different countries around the world. In June 1941, Nazi troops march on Leningrad and surround it. Hitler's plan is to shell, bomb, and starve the city into submission. Most of the cultural elite are evacuated early in the siege, but Dmitri Shostakovich, the most famous composer in Russia, stays on to defend his city, digging ditches and fire-watching. At night he composes a new work. But after Shostakovich and his family are forced to evacuate, only Karl Eliasberg - a shy and difficult man, conductor of the second-rate Radio Orchestra - and an assortment of musicians are left behind in Leningrad to face an unendurable winter and start rehearsing the finished score of Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.

The Conductor and His Baton

The Conductor and His Baton
Author: Nicolai Malko
Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015009782445
Language: en
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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Author: Ann Petry
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781504019866
Language: en
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A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

Beyond the Baton

Beyond the Baton
Author: Diane Wittry
Release: 2007
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780195300932
Language: en
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Beyond the Baton is a view of the music director's job from the inside - starting at the moment you decide you want to be a conductor, through your first job, to being a successful artistic leader within a community. This book will revolutionize the way a conductor thinks about their duties, both on and off the podium, and give a glimpse of the realities of the music director job to those not involved in the field.

Up Front

Up Front
Author: Ray Robinson
Release: 1993
Editor: E C Schirmer Music Company
Pages: 293
ISBN: UOM:49015002461680
Language: en
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"This book explores the experience and knowledge of twelve outstanding professional choral musicians, each writing on just one critical topic. The result is an exceptional resource for all levels of choral directors."--Back cover.

Shoot the Conductor

Shoot the Conductor
Author: Anshel Brusilow,Robin Underdahl
Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: University of North Texas Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781574416138
Language: en
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Anshel Brusilow was born in 1928 and raised in Philadelphia by musical Russian Jewish parents in a neighborhood where practicing your instrument was as normal as hanging out the laundry. By the time he was sixteen he was appearing as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also met Pierre Monteux at sixteen, when Monteux accepted him into his summer conducting school. Under George Szell, Brusilow was associate concertmaster at the Cleveland Orchestra until Ormandy snatched him away to make him concertmaster in Philadelphia, where he remained from 1959 to 1966. Ormandy and Brusilow had a father-son relationship, but Brusilow could not resist conducting, to Ormandy's great displeasure. By the time he was forty, Brusilow had sold his violin and formed his own chamber orchestra in Philadelphia with more than a hundred performances per year. For three years he was conductor of the Dallas Symphony, until he went on to shape the orchestral programs at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas. Brusilow played with or conducted many top-tier classical musicians, and he has opinions about each and every one. He also made many recordings. Co-written with Robin Underdahl, his memoir is a fascinating and unique view of American classical music during an important era, as well as an inspiring story of a working-class immigrant child making good in a tough arena.

A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

A Dictionary for the Modern Singer
Author: Matthew Hoch
Release: 2014-04-28
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780810886568
Language: en
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Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to technique, major works to key figures—a must-have for any musician’s personal library! A Dictionary for the Modern Singer is an indispensable guide for students of singing, voice pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing. In addition to classical singing, genres, and styles, musical theatre and popular and global styles are addressed. With an emphasis on contemporary practice, this work includes terms and figures that influenced modern singing styles. Topics include voice pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics. The dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Matthew Hoch’s book fills a gap in the singer’s library as the only one-volume general reference geared toward today’s student of singing. An extensive bibliography is invaluable for students seeking to explore a particular subject in greater depth. Illustrations and charts further illuminate particular concepts, while appendixes address stage fright, tips on practicing, repertoire selection, audio technology, and contemporary commercial music styles. A Dictionary for the Modern Singer will appeal to students of singing at all levels. For professionals, it will serve as a quick and handy reference guide, useful in the high school or college library and the home teaching studio alike; students and amateurs will find it accessible and full of fascinating information about the world of the singing.

The Conductors

The Conductors
Author: Nicole Glover
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: John Joseph Adams
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780358197058
Language: en
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A compelling debut by a new voice in fantasy fiction, The Conductors features the magic and mystery of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files written with the sensibility and historical setting of Octavia Butler's Kindred Introducing Hetty Rhodes, a magic-user and former conductor on the Underground Railroad who now solves crimes in post-Civil War Philadelphia. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Hetty Rhodes helped usher dozens of people North with her wits and magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband Benjy have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that the white authorities won't touch. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, Hetty and Benjy bury the body and set off to find answers. But the secrets and intricate lies of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up more questions. To solve this mystery, they will have to face ugly truths all around them, including the ones about each other. In this vibrant and original novel, Nicole Glover joins a roster of contemporary writers within fantasy, such as Victor LaValle and Zen Cho, who use speculative fiction to delve into important historical and cultural threads.

The Art of Conducting

The Art of Conducting
Author: Roy Ernst,Donald Hunsberger
Release: 1991-11-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0070313261
Language: en
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This text contains practical instruction in choral and instrumental conducting for both beginning and intermediate students, along with a large selection of scores for classroom practice.

Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor

Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor
Author: Robert J. Summer
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0810882809
Language: en
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Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor: A Practical Guide addresses the study and performance of Renaissance music in a way that is understandable to the musician at any level. It describes how to find a good edition, mark scores, rehearse, and conduct this type of music. It explains complex ideas from proportion to linear analysis and supplies step-by-step instructions on presenting madrigal dinners ideal vehicles for the presentation of Renaissance music. This guide contains traditional toasts, stage directions, lists of appropriate music, and even instruction on selected Renaissance dances. Summer also includes a large number of musical scores to aid in his explanations on marking scores, conducting, and analyzing polyphonic music. Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor is the ideal textbook for choral literature and choral conducting classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It can serve as a reference for anyone who wishes to program and explore music from this period in greater depth, including church musicians and conductors of professional ensembles. The book concludes with a bibliography, glossary, and selected discography."

Baton Basics

Baton Basics
Author: Diane Wittry
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780199354184
Language: en
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Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians. Featuring many detailed drawings and access to over 60 video examples on the companion website, Baton Basics guides conductors away from simply marking beat patterns, and towards a nuanced and phrased musicality that can be communicated to a group of musicians. Baton Basics is a key foundational text for the student and experienced conductor alike, and is a must read for anyone interested in improving and expanding their vocabulary of conducting gestures.