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Teaching Music through Performance in Choir Volume 1

A breakthrough in choral teaching...

By Frank Abrahams, Anton E. Armstrong, Joseph Flummerfelt, Graeme Morton, and Weston H. Noble

Compiled and edited by Heather J. Buchanan and Matthew W. Mehaffey
Extended analysis by Bruce Chamberlain and Anthony Reeves

This book is an ideal tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music composed for choir.

This volume establishes a new system for grading the difficulty of choral repertoire and contains nuts-and-bolts analyses of more than 100 of the most significant works for choir ever composed. Repertoire Resource Guides include 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 an in-depth study of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem completed by Bruce Chamberlain, Anthony Reeves, and Matthew W. Mehaffey. This portion includes an extended history of the work, analysis charts, and rehearsal strategies for both choir and orchestra.

A major addition to the choral field!

Edition # Title
G-6534 Teaching Music through Performance in Choir - Volume 1 Backordered

Resource Recording, Choir, Vol. 1, Levels 1–4

The Westminster Williamson Voices, James Jordan, conductor University of North Texas Chamber Choir, Jerry McCoy, conductor

Stellar performances of selections from Volume 1.

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CD-650 Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 1 - CD
Resource Recordings, Selections from Grades 1 and 2, all of Grades 3 and 4 (2 CD set)

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Teaching Music through Performance in Choir Vol. 1,
Resource Recordings (CD-650)

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  Level 1 (Disc 1)
Be Thou My Vision - arr. Parker
Bist du bei mir - Bach
Old Abram Brown - Britten
Simple Gifts - Copland
  Level 2
Ave verum corpus - Elgar
Die Nachtigall - Mendelssohn
El Grillo - Desprez
Erev Shel Shoshanim - Dor/Hadar
Psallite - Praetorius
  Level 3
Alleluia - Larsen
Ave verum corpus - Mozart
Bogoróditse Djévo - Pärt
Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré
Circus Band - Ives
Dirait-on - Lauridsen
A Gaelic Blessing - Rutter
Gloria - Haydn
Hallelujah, Amen - Handel
Haneirot Halalu - Hoffman
He, Watching over Israel - Mendelssohn
  Level 3 (Disc 2)
Innoria - Patriquin
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - arr. Parker/Shaw
The Last Words of David - Thompson
Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite - Handel
Muié Rendêra - Pinto Fonseca
Musicks Empire - Pfautsch
Notre Père - Duruflé
Salmo 150 - Ajuiar
Set Me as a Seal - Clausen
Shenandoah - arr. Erb
Sicut cervus - Palestrina
Sure on This Shining Night - Barber
Time and Concord - Britten
Wade in the Water - arr. Hogan
Zigeunerleben - Schumann
Song of Peace - Persichetti
  Level 4
Ave verum corpus - Byrd
There Will Be Rest - Ticheli

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