Choral Composition: A Handbook for Composers, Arrangers, Conductors, and Singers

Choral Composition: A Handbook for Composers, Arrangers, Conductors, and Singers

by Robert Stephan Hines
     
 

This comprehensive handbook details the fundamentals and forms of choral composition and expands upon the coverage and number of topics in Archibald T. Davison's 1945 classic text Choral Composition. Historical trends in choral composition are traced with a special emphasis on the profusion of changes that occurred throughout the twentieth century,

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This comprehensive handbook details the fundamentals and forms of choral composition and expands upon the coverage and number of topics in Archibald T. Davison's 1945 classic text Choral Composition. Historical trends in choral composition are traced with a special emphasis on the profusion of changes that occurred throughout the twentieth century, particularly since 1950. Early chapters focus on characteristics of voice, notation, text, devices, part writing, a cappella and instrumental accompaniments, and choral forms. Hines goes on to analyze the utilization of soloists and choruses with instrumental chamber ensembles, orchestra, and the role of the chorus in opera, operetta, musicals, and music theater. A final chapter addresses practical concerns: music publication and how the artist can function effectively in that world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313315886
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Series:
Jazz Companions Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Music Examples
Preface
1Introduction1
2Choral Notation17
3Text and Textual Devices35
4Choral Composition Devices63
5Choral Part Writing, Voicings, Accompaniments, and Forms95
6Types of Choruses125
7Soloists with Chorus159
8Keyboard Instruments and Instrumental Ensembles with Chorus187
9Orchestra with Chorus and Soloists205
10Chorus in Music Dramas: Opera, Operetta, Musical Comedy, and Music Theater229
11Publication255
Bibliography265
Index271

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