ISBN-10:
0198790163
ISBN-13:
9780198790167
Pub. Date:
06/04/1998
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Singing and Imagination: A Human Approach to a Great Musical Tradition

Singing and Imagination: A Human Approach to a Great Musical Tradition

by Thomas Hemsley
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ISBN-13: 9780198790167
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/04/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 6 Years

About the Author

As a concert singer, Thomas Hemsley has performed a very extensive repertoire and has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras throughout Europe. He has sung under some of the greatest conductors of our time, and for such composers as Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Britten, Walton, Tippett, and Henze. He was Professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1987-96) and Trinity College of Music (1988-92), and guest Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Table of Contents

Introduction
I: The Basic Principles
Readiness to sing - The Raw Material
Posture
Posture - Hints
The Impulse
The Intention
Intention - Hints
The Anacrusis
Colour
Falsetto
The Importance of Good Diction
The Singer's Ear
The Pitch-Intensity Effect
Breath
II: Words and Music
The Works of the Imagination - Words and Music
Legato and Tessitura
The Pulse
III: Performance
Performance
Bibliography
Index

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