The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

by André de Quadros

Series: Cambridge Companions to Music

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  • 9780521111737
  • 9781107480179
  • 9781107484283
Choral music is now undoubtedly the foremost genre of participatory music making, with more people singing in choirs than ever before. Written by a team of leading international practitioners and scholars, this Companion addresses the history of choral music, its emergence and growth worldwide and its professional practice. The volume sets out a historical survey of the genre and follows with a kaleidoscopic bird's eye view of choral music from all over the world. Chapters vividly portray the emergence and growth of choral music from its Quranic antecedents in West and Central Asia to the baroque churches of Latin America, representing its global diversity. Uniquely, the book includes a pedagogical section where several leading choral musicians write about the voice and the inner workings of a choir and give their professional insights into choral practice. This Companion will appeal to choral scholars, directors and performers alike.

  • Cambridge University Press; August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781107480179
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  • Title: The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
  • Author: André de Quadros (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521111737
  • 9781107480179
  • 9781107484283

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'Invaluable to both undergraduate and postgraduate music students. It would be a useful addition to a specialist music library or a university library both in this country and abroad.' Lucy Seale, Reference Reviews

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521111737
  • 9781107480179
  • 9781107484283