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

By Jonathan D. Green

Now in paperback. This leading edge survey of huge 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 presents a biography of the composer, entire instrumentation, textual content resources, variants, availability of appearing fabrics, functionality concerns, discography, and bibliographies of the composer and the paintings. dependent upon direct ranking examine, every one paintings has been evaluated by way of strength functionality difficulties, practice session matters, and point of hassle for either choir and orchestra. whilst 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 consultant for conductors and a person else taken with programming live shows for choir and orchestra, this article may still turn out an invaluable resource of latest repertoire rules and a useful relief to practice session guidance. textile variation first released in 1994.

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