Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus, Second, Expanded Edition

Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus, Second, Expanded Edition

A Handbook for Choral Conductors
Don V Moses, Robert W.Jr. Demaree and Allen F. Ohmes
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Format: Paperback 43 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-21699-1
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Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus is a crucial guide for choral conductors who are presented with the daunting task of conducting a full-size orchestra. This book provides a survival kit for both novice and experienced choral conductors, with an overview of the orchestral instruments and their particular needs, tips for rehearsing an orchestra effectively, and guidelines for proper baton technique. Conductors are walked through six case studies from the Baroque and Classical periods, including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Beethoven’s "Choral" Fantasia.

Author Bio

Don V Moses is former Director of the School of Music, University of Illinois (now retired).

Robert W. Demaree, Jr., is former Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend (now retired).

Allen F. Ohmes is currently Professor of Violin at the University of Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Expanded Edition
Foreword to the First Edition by Robert Shaw
List of Illustrations and Credits
Part 1: Working with an Orchestra
Chapter 1: The Nature of the Orchestra
Chapter 2: The Orchestral Instruments
Chapter 3: Preparing for Rehearsals
Chapter 4: Adjusting Your Baton Technique
Chapter 5: Rehearsing the Orchestra
Part 2: Conducting Three Baroque Masterworks
Chapter 6: Studying the Scores
Chapter 7: G.F. Handel: Messiah
Chapter 8: J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
Chapter 9: A. Vivaldi: Gloria
Part 3: Conducting Three Viennese Classical Masterworks
Chapter 10: Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa in Angustiis ("Nelsonmesse")
Chapter 11: Franz Schubert: Mass in G Major, D. 167
Chapter 12: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia, Op. 80 ("Choral")