Choruses excerpted from the standard operatic repertoire are rarely performed, and yet they offer choral and symphonic conductors a rich resource to expand their repertories. The authors have excerpted several hundred choral gems embedded in nearly 850 operas from the Baroque to the present day. The user of this volume will find not only standard excerpts but also choruses culled from non-standard operas by Americans. The Catalog of Works is listed alphabetically by composer, with annotated information giving act and scene number, chorus title, librettist, performing forces needed, duration, difficulty level, editions available, and a short description of the chorus or the scene from which it is taken.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 226 x 142 x 18 mm
...a small gold mine of information.... * Fontes Artis Musicae *
...sure to be useful to many choral conductors wishing to program a different repertoire.... straightforward...a lot of information in a short space.... * American Reference Books Annual *
...an excellent guide... * Singing Magazine *