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Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

by Arthur Wenk

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...


Principles of Orchestration

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.


On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays

by Felix Weingartner

Three important works by conductor Felix Weingartner (1863–1942) include a detailed account of performing difficulties and interpretation questions involved in each of Beethoven's symphonies, plus the essays...


On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays

by Felix Weingartner

Three important works by conductor Felix Weingartner (1863–1942) include a detailed account of performing difficulties and interpretation questions involved in each of Beethoven's symphonies, plus the essays...


Orchestral "Pops" Music: A Handbook

by Lucy Manning

In this new edition of Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook, Lucy Manning brings to the present her remarkable compendium, which has proven so critical to the success of “pops” concert programming. This...


The Conductor as Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium

by Ramona M. Wis

Vision, trust, persuasion, and character are just a few of the key concepts explored in this volume that brings the wealth of leadership literature to bear on the business of running a musical ensemble. The...


The Art of Interpretation of Band Music

by Mark J. Walker

Exploring the best practices for achieving true musical expressivity, this offering from a team of leading conductors is a practical guide to achieving the primary goal of any wind band performance: artistry....


The Choral Challenge: Practical Paths to Solving Problems

by Michael Kemp

From common to not-so-common problems facing choral conductors of all experience levels, Michael Kemp brings a lifetime of experience living and working in the choral world to create a truly remarkable and practical...


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

by Jonathan D. Green

Surveys large choral-orchestral works written between 1900 and 1972 that contain some English text. Green examines eighty-nine works by forty-nine composers, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to Bernstein's Mass...


The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro

by Cesare Civetta

(Amadeus). Lauded by Verdi, Debussy, and other music legends, the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium....


Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy

by Si Millican

Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy is the only complete resource for organizing, planning, and teaching beginning woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The book covers every aspect of teaching beginning...


Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble: Scenarios, Priorities, Strategies, Essentials, and Repertoire

by John F. Colson

Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble is the most comprehensive guide on the rehearsal process for conducting instrumental music ensembles. Ideal for the advanced instrumental music conductor...


On the Principles and Practice of Conducting

by Markand Thakar

This book is a practical manual for anyone who stands on a podium helping an ensemble make music. The four main chapters address the major obligations of the conductor: (1) bringing the musical tonesto life...


The Rhythm Book

by Peter Phillips

This excellent textbook is directed to students and their teachers who want to further their mastery of rhythmic reading and notation. Through study of its principles, and through practice of the simple drills...


Conducting the Brahms Symphonies

by Christopher Dyment

How did Brahms conduct his four symphonies? What did he want from other conductors when they performed these works, and to which among them did he give his approval? And crucially, are there any stylistic pointers...


Constant Lambert

by Stephen Lloyd

To the economist and ballet enthusiast John Maynard Keynes he was potentially the most brilliant man he'd ever met; to Dame Ninette de Valois he was the greatest ballet conductor and advisor this country has...


Inside Conducting

by Christopher Seaman

What does a conductor actually do? How much effect does he or she have? Can the orchestra manage without one? Why don't the players look at the conductor more? Is it necessary for the conductorto play every...


Choral Monuments

by Dennis Shrock

Choral Monuments provides extensive material about eleven epoch-making choral masterworks that span the history of Western culture. Included are: Missa Pange lingua (Josquin Desprez); Missa Papae Marcelli (G....


Corresponding with Carlos: A Biography of Carlos Kleiber

by Charles Barber

Drawing heavily on their 15-year correspondence, this book is the first English-language biography of Carlos Kleiber ever written. Charles Barber offers unique insights into how Kleiber worked. This biography...


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