James Jordan, Mark Moliterno & Nova Thomas - GIA Publications

This provocative book examines how the breath is the "delivery system" for human and musical ideas in performance and makes a compelling case for the power of the breath and the power of submitting oneself to its miracles. Divided into two sections, the text first discusses the "why" of breathing while the second provides the "how" with practical applications for singers, instrumentalists and conductors. All musicians, from choir directors to solo instrumentalists will deepen their understanding of the miracle of human expression through breath and it's use as a pedagogical tool for performers of all ages and levels.