Practice and Policy of a Victorian Music Publisher, 1829?866
Author: VictoriaL. Cooper
By the mid-nineteenth century music publishing was no longer the provenance of shopkeepers, instrument makers or individual scholars, but a business enterprise undertaken by a new breed of Victorian entrepreneur. Two such were Vincent Novello and his son Alfred, whose music publishing house enjoyed significant growth between 1829 and 1866. Victoria Cooper builds up a picture of Novello during this period and the socio-economic and cultural climate that influenced the company's business decisions. Looking in detail at some of the editions Novello published, she analyzes the editing style of the firm and how this was dictated by Novello's main audience of amateur musicians and choral societies. Scrutiny of Novello's stockbook indicates the financial fortunes of these editions, while correspondence between the firm and composers such as Mendelssohn reveals how Vincent and Alfred went about acquiring new compositions. With its focus on the development of a music publishing business, this study brings a fresh dimension to musicological research. Novello was able to combine business practice with a commitment to disseminate music of educational and artistic value, and the history of the company provides illuminating evidence of the commodification of music in nineteenth-century Britain.
Author: Gloria Rusch
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Book). This book realistically prepares a singer for life in the world of professional music. Author Gloria Rusch gives candid advice on topics including: getting started, finding a vocal coach, defining one's voice, learning correct breathing, conquering stage fright, microphone techniques, connecting with an audience, common vocal ailments, recording studio pointers, finding a band, landing a record deal, and much more. The book includes extensive interviews with Kevon Edmonds of the group After 7, stage and television producer Ken Kragen, Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer, multi-platinum songwriter Andy Goldmark, and other knowledgeable session singers, sound engineers, and arrangers. 212 pages, 9" x 12"
His Writings, Speeches and Letters
Author: Arthur Somervell,Elizabeth Jane Howard,Bernarr Rainbow
Publisher: Boydell Press
The composer Arthur Somervell was also an Inspector of Schools with special responsibility for the teaching of music. His collected writings set forth his philosophy of music education and cast light on musical life between the 1890s and his death in 1937.
Gesture, Voice, Identity
Author: Liz Garnett
It is a truism in teaching choral conducting that the director should look like s/he wishes the choir to sound. The conductor's physical demeanour has a direct effect on how the choir sings, at a level that is largely unconscious and involuntary. It is also a matter of simple observation that different choral traditions exhibit not only different styles of vocal production and delivery, but also different gestural vocabularies which are shared not only between conductors within that tradition, but also with the singers. It is as possible to distinguish a gospel choir from a barbershop chorus or a cathedral choir by visual cues alone as it is simply by listening. But how can these forms of physical communication be explained? Do they belong to a pre-cultural realm of primate social bonding, or do they rely on the context and conventions of a particular choral culture? Is body language an inherent part of musical performance styles, or does it come afterwards, in response to music? At a practical level, to what extent can a practitioner from one tradition mandate an approach as 'good practice', and to what extent can another refuse it on the grounds that 'we don't do it that way'? This book explores these questions at both theoretical and practical levels. It examines textual and ethnographic sources, and draws on theories from critical musicology and nonverbal communication studies to analyse them. By comparing a variety of choral traditions, it investigates the extent to which the connections between conductor demeanour and choral sound operate at a general level, and in what ways they are constructed within a specific idiom. Its findings will be of interest both to those engaged in the study of music as a cultural practice, and to practitioners involved in a choral conducting context that increasingly demands fluency in a variety of styles.
Author: Ann Brashares
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Frisch, spannend, anders – und doch ganz die alte Brashares Die 17-jährige Prenna lebt mit ihrer Mutter in New York, seit sie zwölf ist. Doch was vorher war und wo sie herkommt, darf sie niemandem erzählen. Eine Pandemie hat Millionen Opfer gefordert, und zusammen mit wenigen anderen ist es Prenna gelungen, in unsere Gegenwart zu entkommen. Jetzt tun sie alles, um ihre Herkunft geheim zu halten. Deshalb gelten strenge Regeln für Prenna: möglichst kein Kontakt zu den Mitschülern, nicht mehr Worte als nötig. Sich mit einem Jungen aus der Schule zu verabreden, ist selbstverständlich ausgeschlossen. Prenna hält sich daran. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem ihr Ethan Jarves begegnet und sie sich Hals über Kopf verliebt ...
Author: Joseph Haydn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A masterful coda to a prolific career, this brilliant oratorio was Haydn’s last major work. Unabridged republication of the work as published by C. F. Peters, Leipzig, n.d. English translation of front matter.
an anthology of German song and interpretation
Author: John Glenn Paton
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Great masters of lieder from Beethoven to Richard Strauss are represented among 48 songs that have been chosen for their appeal to young singers. Musical excerpts studied in Gateway to German Diction appear as complete scores. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.