Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir
ed. Heather J. Buchanan & Matthew W. Mehaffey
- GIA Publications
Volume 3 in this highly successful series is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music available for high school and college choirs. In Part I, five leading experts in the choral music field (Frank S. Albinder, Philip Brunelle, Bruce Chamberlain, Rodney Eichenberger, and Sandra Snow) focus on topics such as "Male Choirs and Male Singers," "The Joy of Commissioning," teaching strategies in the choral rehearsal, articulation, and the power of gesture. Part II uses the innovative choral repertoire grading system developed for this series in thorough analyses of almost 90 of the most significant works for choir ever composed, Levels 1-5. Each teacher resource guide includes information on the composer and composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements, suggestions for additional listening, and a guide to selected references. Also included is a detailed study of and guide to Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria." In this section, Bruce Chamberlain gives an extended history of the work, analysis charts, and rehearsal strategies. This book is an essential resource for choir directors at all levels and a major contribution to the choral field.