Download A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works: Part I by Jonathan D. Green PDF

By Jonathan D. Green

Now in paperback. This leading edge survey of enormous choral-orchestral works written among 1900 and 1972 and containing a few English textual content examines eighty-nine works, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to Bernstein's Mass. for every paintings, the writer offers a biography of the composer, whole instrumentation, textual content assets, versions, availability of appearing fabrics, functionality matters, discography, and bibliographies of the composer and the paintings. established upon direct ranking examine, every one paintings has been evaluated when it comes to power functionality difficulties, practice session concerns, and point of hassle for either choir and orchestra. while current, solo roles are described.

The forty-nine composers represented contain Samuel Barber, Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Henry Cowell, Frederick Delius, R. Nathaniel Dett, Gerald Finzi, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, Paul Hindemith, Ulysses Kay, consistent Lambert, Peter Mennin, Gunther Schuller, William Schumann, Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, and Healey Willan.

Written as a box advisor for conductors and an individual else eager about programming live shows for choir and orchestra, this article should still end up an invaluable resource of recent repertoire rules and a useful reduction to practice session practise. textile version first released in 1994.

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