The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

by Andre de Quadros (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521111737
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

André de Quadros, as a conductor, scholar, music educator and human rights activist, has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries. He is a professor of music at Boston University, where he also holds positions in African studies, Asian studies and Muslim studies. He is the conductor of the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia) and artistic director of Aswatuna, Arab Choral Initiative, editor of the series Music of Asia and the Pacific and Salamu Aleikum – Music of the Muslim World for Earthsongs, USA, and general editor of the Carmina Mundi series for Carus Verlag, Germany.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Rutter; 1. Introduction: choral music – a dynamic global genre André de Quadros; Part I. Choral Music: History and Context: 2. A brief anatomy of choirs, c.1470–1770 Andrew Parrott; 3. Choral music in the culture of the nineteenth century Chester Alwes; 4. Choral music in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries Nick Strimple; 5. The nature of chorus Paul Hillier; Part II. Choral Music the World Over: 6. Choral music and tradition in Europe and Israel Leo Samama; 7. Canada's choral landscape Patricia Abbott and Victoria Meredith; 8. A multiplicity of voices: choral music in the United States Matthew Mehaffey and Kathy Saltzman Romey; 9. A hundred years of choral music in Latin America, 1908–2008 María Guinand; 10. Choral music in East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea Jing Ling-Tam and Gene J. Cho; 11. New voices in ancient lands: choral music in South and Southeast Asia André de Quadros; 12. From chanting Quran to singing oratorio: choral music in West and Central Asia Aida Huseynova; 13. Voices of the Pacific: the (ch)oral traditions of Oceania Karen Grylls; 14. Choral music in Africa: history, content, and performance practice Rudolf de Beer and Wilson Shitandi; Part III. Choral Philosophy, Practice, and Pedagogy: 15. Globalization, multiculturalism, and the children's chorus Francisco J. Núñez; 16. Exploring the universal voice Mary Goetze, Cornelia Fales and Wolodymyr Smishkewych; 17. Authentic choral music experience as 'good work': the practice of engaged musicianship Doreen Rao; 18. The making of a choir: understanding individuality and consensus in choral singing Mike Brewer and Liz Garnett; 19. A point of departure for rehearsal preparation and planning Ann Howard Jones; 20. Small ensemble rehearsal techniques for choirs of all sizes Simon Carrington; Select bibliography.

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