Teaching Music Through Perf/Choir Vol 3 Arranged by Buchanan Mehaffey. For book. Published by Gia Publications Inc. (G7522)
Written, researched, and compiled by choral scholars and educators with a wealth of teaching and conducting experience, the Teaching Music through Performance in Choir series aids conductors and educators on the quest toward full musical awareness. This latest volume is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music available for high school and college choir, and also to learn from leaders in the choral profession. In Part I, Frank S. Albinder, Philip Brunelle, Bruce Chamberlain, Rodney Eichenberger, and Sandra Snow focus on topics such as "Male Choirs and Male Singers," "The Joy of Commissioning," teaching strategies in the choral rehearsal, articulation, and the power of gesture. Part II uses the innovative choral repertoire grading system developed for this series and contained in Volumes 1 and 2 and includes thorough analyses of almost 90 of the most significant works for choir ever composed, Levels 1-5. Each Teacher Resource Guide includes 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 a detailed study and guide to the choral masterwork, Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria." In this section, Bruce Chamberlain includes an extended history of the work, analysis charts, and rehearsal strategies. Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Volume 3, is an essential resource for choir directors at all levels and a major contribution to the choral field.