The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor

Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds new baton timing techniques, and shows the relationships of time, speed, and motion. Key words and principles are highlighted in boldface or italics. This book states a new principle regarding gesture-speed as related to dynamics and phrasing. Drills to train the mind and hands simultaneously are presented. Complete diagrams, all time-beating patterns, and logical classification of expressive gestures are included. Offers manual-technique photo illustrations and a wealth of music examples that show the application of techniques. Features an extensive appendix that includes seating charts, language tables (scores), less common terms, and an outline of musical form to aid in score study. For musicians.

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Genre : Music
Author : Elizabeth A. H. Green
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 286 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015040662358


The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor

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Genre : Conducting
Author : Elizabeth A. H. Green
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1969
Total Pages : 298 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015009714638


A Dictionary For The Modern Conductor

A Dictionary For The Modern Conductor

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.

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Genre : Music
Author : Emily Freeman Brown
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2015-08-20
Total Pages : 433 Pages
ISBN : 9780810884014


Guide To Score Study For The Wind Band Conductor

Guide To Score Study For The Wind Band Conductor

(Meredith Music Resource). This outstanding "one-of-a-kind" text was designed to assist the conductor in achieving a personal interpretation of music.

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Genre : Music
Author : Frank Battisti
Publisher : Meredith Music
Release : 2000-03-01
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781476850672


The Compleat Conductor

The Compleat Conductor

In world renowned conductor and composer Gunther Schuller's highly provocative critique of modern conducting, he castigates many of this century's most venerates conductors for using the podium to indulge their own interpretive idiosyncrasies, rather than devote themselves to reproducing the composer's stated intentions. 937 music examples. 35 tables.

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Genre : Music
Author : Gunther Schuller
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1998-12-10
Total Pages : 596 Pages
ISBN : 0195126610


The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor

Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds new baton timing techniques, and shows the relationships of time, speed, and motion. Key words and principles are highlighted in boldface or italics. This book states a new principle regarding gesture-speed as related to dynamics and phrasing. Drills to train the mind and hands simultaneously are presented. Complete diagrams, all time-beating patterns, and logical classification of expressive gestures are included. Offers manual-technique photo illustrations and a wealth of music examples that show the application of techniques. Features an extensive appendix that includes seating charts, language tables (scores), less common terms, and an outline of musical form to aid in score study. For musicians.

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Genre : Conducting
Author : Elizabeth A. H. Green
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 298 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105042433420


The Conductor As Leader

The Conductor As Leader

This book applies the principles of business leadership to the task of leading a musical ensemble.

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Genre : Music
Author : Ramona M. Wis
Publisher : GIA Publications
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 1579996531


The Beat Stops Here

The Beat Stops Here

"Master conductor Mark Gibson addresses the technique of conducting as an extension of intimate knowledge of the score to the hands and arms, employing a variety of everyday activities and physical motions (brushing the dog, Tinkerbelle, the 'door knob') to describe the physical aspects of the role. The approach to score study is detailed, bar-by-bar and comprehensive, both in terms of musical analysis and conducting method."--Page [4] of cover.

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Genre : Music
Author : Mark Gibson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 321 Pages
ISBN : 9780190605872


The Silent Musician

The Silent Musician

The conductor—tuxedoed, imposingly poised above an orchestra, baton waving dramatically—is a familiar figure even for those who never set foot in an orchestral hall. As a veritable icon for classical music, the conductor has also been subjected to some ungenerous caricatures, presented variously as unhinged gesticulator, indulged megalomaniac, or even outright impostor. Consider, for example: Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski, dramatically smashing his baton and then breaking into erratic poses with a forbidding intensity in his eyes, or Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, unwittingly conjuring dangerous magic with carefree gestures he doesn’t understand. As these clichés betray, there is an aura of mystery around what a conductor actually does, often coupled with disbelief that he or she really makes a difference to the performance we hear. The Silent Musician deepens our understanding of what conductors do and why they matter. Neither an instruction manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting, the book instead explores the role of the conductor in noiselessly shaping the music that we hear. Writing in a clever, insightful, and often evocative style, world-renowned conductor Mark Wigglesworth deftly explores the philosophical underpinnings of conducting—from the conductor’s relationship with musicians and the music, to the public and personal responsibilities conductors face—and examines the subtler components of their silent art, which include precision, charisma, diplomacy, and passion. Ultimately, Wigglesworth shows how conductors—by simultaneously keeping time and allowing time to expand—manage to shape ensemble music into an immersive, transformative experience, without ever making a sound.

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Genre : Music
Author : Mark Wigglesworth
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2019-03-21
Total Pages : 261 Pages
ISBN : 9780226622552


Choral Repertoire

Choral Repertoire

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.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Dennis Shrock
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-04-07
Total Pages : 800 Pages
ISBN : 9780195327786