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The Robert Shaw reader, edited by Robert Blocker, (electronic resource)

Label
The Robert Shaw reader
Title
The Robert Shaw reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Blocker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Shaw is considered to be the most influential choral conductor in American history. This is the first collection of his letters and notes about music ever published - at another time, it is the book Shaw would have written himself. The letters are an invigorating mix of music history and analysis, philosophy, inspiration, and practical advice. Shaw examines technique, but only as a means to an end; he moves beyond this, delving into the essence of what music is and what it has to say to us. The heart of the book is composed of Shaw's previously unpublished notes on fifteen major choral works, ranging from Bach's B Minor Mass to Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Often inspiring and sometime hilarious, these writings reveal the full breadth of Shaw's knowledge, intensity, and humour
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1916-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, Robert
Dewey number
782.5/145
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blocker, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Choral conducting
  • Music
Label
The Robert Shaw reader, edited by Robert Blocker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Contents""; ""preface""; ""introduction""; ""part i organizing and sustaining the chorus""; ""part ii thoughts on music, singing, rehearsal, and performance""; ""approach, analysis, preparation""; ""warm-up, rhythm and tempo, phrasing""; ""quiet singing and count-singing""; ""enunciation, language""; ""part iii conducting the masterpieces""; ""part iv preaching the gospel ( of the arts)""; ""part v celebrating the rituals of life""; ""awards and citations""; ""eulogies""; ""letters""; ""verse""; ""index""
Control code
ocn191928825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 465 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128642
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191928825
Label
The Robert Shaw reader, edited by Robert Blocker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Contents""; ""preface""; ""introduction""; ""part i organizing and sustaining the chorus""; ""part ii thoughts on music, singing, rehearsal, and performance""; ""approach, analysis, preparation""; ""warm-up, rhythm and tempo, phrasing""; ""quiet singing and count-singing""; ""enunciation, language""; ""part iii conducting the masterpieces""; ""part iv preaching the gospel ( of the arts)""; ""part v celebrating the rituals of life""; ""awards and citations""; ""eulogies""; ""letters""; ""verse""; ""index""
Control code
ocn191928825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 465 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128642
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191928825

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