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The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

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John Rutter, André de Quadros, Andrew Parrott, Chester Alwes, Nick Strimple, Paul Hillier, Leo Samama, Patricia Abbott, Victoria Meredith, Matthew Mehaffey, Kathy Saltzman Romey, María Guinand, Jing Ling-Tam, Gene J. Cho, Aida Huseynova, Karen Grylls, Rudolf de Beer, Wilson Shitandi, Francisco J. Núñez, Mary Goetze, Cornelia Fales, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Doreen Rao, Mike Brewer, Liz Garnett, Ann Howard Jones, Simon Carrington
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521128957

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  • Choral music is now undoubtedly the foremost genre of participatory music making, with more people singing in choirs than ever before. Written by a team of leading international practitioners and scholars, this Companion addresses the history of choral music, its emergence and growth worldwide and its professional practice. The volume sets out a historical survey of the genre and follows with a kaleidoscopic bird's eye view of choral music from all over the world. Chapters vividly portray the emergence and growth of choral music from its Quranic antecedents in West and Central Asia to the baroque churches of Latin America, representing its global diversity. Uniquely, the book includes a pedagogical section where several leading choral musicians write about the voice and the inner workings of a choir and give their professional insights into choral practice. This Companion will appeal to choral scholars, directors and performers alike.

    • The first single volume on choral music to combine perspectives on the genre's history, its growth and culture worldwide and pedagogy
    • Pays due attention to choral music in the non-Western world, including Africa, Asia and Latin America, representing its global diversity
    • Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students of choral music studies and music history, for choral directors and teachers at university, professional and amateur level, and for choral singers
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    'Invaluable to both undergraduate and postgraduate music students. It would be a useful addition to a specialist music library or a university library both in this country and abroad.' Lucy Seale, Reference Reviews

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521128957
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 173 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 17 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword John Rutter
    1. Introduction: choral music - a dynamic global genre André de Quadros
    Part I. Choral Music: History and Context:
    2. A brief anatomy of choirs, c.1470–1770 Andrew Parrott
    3. Choral music in the culture of the nineteenth century Chester Alwes
    4. Choral music in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries Nick Strimple
    5. The nature of chorus Paul Hillier
    Part II. Choral Music the World Over:
    6. Choral music and tradition in Europe and Israel Leo Samama
    7. Canada's choral landscape Patricia Abbott and Victoria Meredith
    8. A multiplicity of voices: choral music in the United States Matthew Mehaffey and Kathy Saltzman Romey
    9. A hundred years of choral music in Latin America, 1908–2008 María Guinand
    10. Choral music in East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea Jing Ling-Tam and Gene J. Cho
    11. New voices in ancient lands: choral music in South and Southeast Asia André de Quadros
    12. From chanting Quran to singing oratorio: choral music in West and Central Asia Aida Huseynova
    13. Voices of the Pacific: the (ch)oral traditions of Oceania Karen Grylls
    14. Choral music in Africa: history, content, and performance practice Rudolf de Beer and Wilson Shitandi
    Part III. Choral Philosophy, Practice, and Pedagogy:
    15. Globalization, multiculturalism, and the children's chorus Francisco J. Núñez
    16. Exploring the universal voice Mary Goetze, Cornelia Fales and Wolodymyr Smishkewych
    17. Authentic choral music experience as 'good work': the practice of engaged musicianship Doreen Rao
    18. The making of a choir: understanding individuality and consensus in choral singing Mike Brewer and Liz Garnett
    19. A point of departure for rehearsal preparation and planning Ann Howard Jones
    20. Small ensemble rehearsal techniques for choirs of all sizes Simon Carrington
    Select bibliography.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Choral Methods and Materials
    • Advanced choral conducting
    • Choral Literature
    • Choral Literature lll: Latin America and Pacific Rim
    • Choral Rehearsal Techniques
    • Choral Techniques
    • Graduate Choral Symposium
    • Historical Studies in Choral Music
    • Secondary Choral Methods
    • Survey of Choral Literature
    • Text and Context in Choral Music
  • Editor

    André de Quadros, Boston University
    André de Quadros, as a conductor, scholar, music educator and human rights activist, has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries. He is a Professor of Music at Boston University, where he also holds positions in African studies, Asian studies and Muslim studies. He is the conductor of the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia) and artistic director of Aswatuna, Arab Choral Initiative, editor of the series Music of Asia and the Pacific and Salamu Aleikum - Music of the Muslim World for Earthsongs, USA, and general editor of the Carmina Mundi series for Carus Verlag, Germany.

    Contributors

    John Rutter, André de Quadros, Andrew Parrott, Chester Alwes, Nick Strimple, Paul Hillier, Leo Samama, Patricia Abbott, Victoria Meredith, Matthew Mehaffey, Kathy Saltzman Romey, María Guinand, Jing Ling-Tam, Gene J. Cho, Aida Huseynova, Karen Grylls, Rudolf de Beer, Wilson Shitandi, Francisco J. Núñez, Mary Goetze, Cornelia Fales, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Doreen Rao, Mike Brewer, Liz Garnett, Ann Howard Jones, Simon Carrington

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