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Renaissance music for the choral conductor : a practical guide /
Robert J. Summer.
imprint
Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2013.
description
xvi, 243 p.
ISBN
0810882809 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780810882805 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2013.
isbn
0810882809 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780810882805 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
A brief introduction to the Renaissance era (1400-1620) -- The development of 16th-century secular vocal forms -- The development of the 16th-century motet and the English anthem -- Theoretical aspects associated with Renaissance music -- Finding a good edition -- Marking the score -- Rehearsing polyphonic music -- Conducting polyphonic music -- Paul Salamunovich and Palestrina's Sicut cervus -- Use of instruments in Renaissance vocal music -- Mini-lectures on six master composers -- Presenting a madrigal dinner -- Introduction and instructions for selected Renaissance dances.
catalogue key
8728428
 
Discography: p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
It appears to me that there are fewer performances of early music today among college and high school choirs than previously heard as conductors seem to be focusing more on the performance of the works by living composers. Robert Summer encourages this focus on contemporary music, but strongly suggests that the choice of music for performances, especially in academic environments, should reflect a more balanced approach with a diversity of styles represented from all of the musical periods.Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor: A Practical Guide addresses the study and performance of Renaissance music in a way that is understandable to musicians at any level. It discusses how to find a good edition, how to mark scores, how to rehearse, and how to 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. Here readers will find 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 on 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.
Long Description
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.
Long Description
It appears to me that there are fewer performances of early music today among college and high school choirs than previously heard as conductors seem to be focusing more on the performance of the works by living composers. Robert Summer encourages this focus on contemporary music, but strongly suggests that the choice of music for performances, especially in academic environments, should reflect a more balanced approach with a diversity of styles represented from all of the musical periods.Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor: A Practical Guide, written by a performer to other performers, addresses the study and performance of Renaissance music in a way that hopefully is understandable to musicians at any level. It discusses how to find a good edition, how to mark scores, how to rehearse, and how to 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. Here readers will find tranditional 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 on 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.
Long Description
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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Musical Examplesp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
A Brief Introduction to the Renaissance Era (1400-1620)p. 1
The Development of 16th-Century Secular Vocal Formsp. 5
The Development of the 16th-Century Motet and the English Anthemp. 13
Theoretical Aspects Associated with Renaissance Musicp. 19
Finding a Good Editionp. 31
Marking the Scorep. 39
Rehearsing Polyphonic Musicp. 41
Conducting Polyphonic Musicp. 57
Paul Salamunovich and Palestrina's "Sicut Cervus"p. 57
Use of Instruments in Renaissance Vocal Musicp. 63
Mini-Lectures on Six Master Composersp. 69
Presenting a Madrigal Dinnerp. 105
Introduction and Instructions for Selected Renaissance Dancesp. 123
Study Scoresp. 133
Music to Accompany Dancingp. 181
Sets of Fanfares for Trumpetsp. 195
Rounds and Catchesp. 203
Selected Discographyp. 217
Selected Bibliographyp. 223
Glossaryp. 231
General Indexp. 239
About the Authorp. 243
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