Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
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Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 21/12/2012
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Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor is the ideal textbook for choral literature and choral conducting classes on the undergraduate and graduate levels. It can serve as a reference for anyone who wishes to program and explore music from this period in greater depth, including church musicians and conductors of professional ensembles. The book concludes with a bibliography, glossary, and selected discography.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810882805
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 252 x 178 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In the excellent resource Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor, Robert Summer notes what he considers to be a trend of college music programs steering away from the music of earlier periods to focus on modern literature. . . Summer's book is a highly valuable resource. Scholarly yet accessible, this book navigates through the important musical characteristics from the period and offers specific insights and strategies to address them. . . There are wonderful resources in this book, including in-depth analysis's, brief biographies of important composers of the period, and a guide for planning a madrigal dinner. Robert Summer's Renaissance Music for the Choral Conductor has something for everyone and is a valuable resource for any conductor and those who are considering exploring the glorious music of the Renaissance for the first time. * The American Organist *
Robert Summer is clearly one of those who does it well, and his musical heart is always in the right place throughout this book. Summer. . . knows his choral onions. . . . The book is useful and engaging when it focuses passionately and astutely on the matter of word stress. . . . Overall, this is a worthy book, albeit with a slightly dated bibliography, a one-sided discography, and a tantalizingly pithy glossary. . . At best, this book is direct, helpful, and pragmatic. * Choir & Organ *
Relying on the expertise of musicologists and theoreticians, Summer presents a useful guide to approaching music of the Renaissance period. All of the essential information is provided, without burdening the reader with unnecessary complications. . . . I highly recommend this book, and commend the author for providing a very useful reference for choral conductors working with school, university, community, and church choirs. The book is well worth reading. * Choral Journal *
You have written a terrific book! So practical, wise, thoughtful, and filled with many, many nuggets. I like the rock bottom common sense feeling I get throughout your excellent book, and I also like the organization of it. -- Jameson Marvin, Former Director of Choral Studies at Harvard University

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