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- University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 24.00
Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
Sound Advice is a valuable resource for college students, beginning teachers, and experienced conductors of children's choirs. It covers the vast array of skills needed by today's conductor and will benefit all choir directors who want their choirs to reach a higher level of artistry.This book will be useful on many levels: for the college student... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 57.99
Timothy Cheek?s Singing in Czech: A Guide to Czech Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire , with its accompanying audio, builds on the original pioneering work of 2001 that set ?a new and very welcome high standard for teaching lyric diction,? according to Notes : The Journal of the Music Library Association . more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2009; US$ 39.95
Male Voices describes a diverse group of Australian boys and men actively engaging in making music. The book discusses how these males may need to overcome societal resistance and stereotypical images to pursue music but, when they achieve this, music makes a powerful, joyful difference to their lives. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 57.99
Often underestimated, lyric diction is a portal to powerful performance. It is through lyric diction that singers are able to communicate the wishes and desires of the poet, as well as the composer. Amanda Johnston takes a modernized approach in English and German Diction for Singers , making German increasingly accessible through the recognition... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 79.99
Founded on the underlying principle that sung language differs dramatically from spoken language, Singing in Russian offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to understanding, mastering, and performing Russian vocal music. After covering the basics of the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian grammar and diction, author Emily Olin encourages readers... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91
Written for the collaborative community that supports children's choirs in school, church, and community contexts, Before the Singing is appropriate for artistic directors, conductors, music educators, board members, volunteers, administrators, staff, and university students studying music education or nonprofit arts management. Before the Singing... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 46.99
Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning?the conception and purpose of an ensemble?and continuing through all other aspects of rehearsing and organizing a chorus to performance and reception. Wenk offers basic information on getting... more...