The House of Novello

Practice and Policy of a Victorian Music Publisher, 1829-1866

Author: VictoriaL. Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135154358X

Category: Music

Page: 220

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By the mid-nineteenth century music publishing was no longer the provenance of shopkeepers, instrument makers or individual scholars, but a business enterprise undertaken by a new breed of Victorian entrepreneur. Two such were Vincent Novello and his son Alfred, whose music publishing house enjoyed significant growth between 1829 and 1866. Victoria Cooper builds up a picture of Novello during this period and the socio-economic and cultural climate that influenced the company's business decisions. Looking in detail at some of the editions Novello published, she analyzes the editing style of the firm and how this was dictated by Novello's main audience of amateur musicians and choral societies. Scrutiny of Novello's stockbook indicates the financial fortunes of these editions, while correspondence between the firm and composers such as Mendelssohn reveals how Vincent and Alfred went about acquiring new compositions. With its focus on the development of a music publishing business, this study brings a fresh dimension to musicological research. Novello was able to combine business practice with a commitment to disseminate music of educational and artistic value, and the history of the company provides illuminating evidence of the commodification of music in nineteenth-century Britain.

The Professional Singer's Handbook

Author: Gloria Rusch

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793588510

Category: Music

Page: 206

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(Book). This book realistically prepares a singer for life in the world of professional music. Author Gloria Rusch gives candid advice on topics including: getting started, finding a vocal coach, defining one's voice, learning correct breathing, conquering stage fright, microphone techniques, connecting with an audience, common vocal ailments, recording studio pointers, finding a band, landing a record deal, and much more. The book includes extensive interviews with Kevon Edmonds of the group After 7, stage and television producer Ken Kragen, Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer, multi-platinum songwriter Andy Goldmark, and other knowledgeable session singers, sound engineers, and arrangers. 212 pages, 9" x 12"

Sir Arthur Somervell on Music Education

His Writings, Speeches and Letters

Author: Arthur Somervell,Elizabeth Jane Howard,Bernarr Rainbow

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830191

Category: Music

Page: 144

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The composer Arthur Somervell was also an Inspector of Schools with special responsibility for the teaching of music. His collected writings set forth his philosophy of music education and cast light on musical life between the 1890s and his death in 1937.

Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning

Gesture, Voice, Identity

Author: Liz Garnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351571923

Category: Music

Page: 242

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It is a truism in teaching choral conducting that the director should look like s/he wishes the choir to sound. The conductor's physical demeanour has a direct effect on how the choir sings, at a level that is largely unconscious and involuntary. It is also a matter of simple observation that different choral traditions exhibit not only different styles of vocal production and delivery, but also different gestural vocabularies which are shared not only between conductors within that tradition, but also with the singers. It is as possible to distinguish a gospel choir from a barbershop chorus or a cathedral choir by visual cues alone as it is simply by listening. But how can these forms of physical communication be explained? Do they belong to a pre-cultural realm of primate social bonding, or do they rely on the context and conventions of a particular choral culture? Is body language an inherent part of musical performance styles, or does it come afterwards, in response to music? At a practical level, to what extent can a practitioner from one tradition mandate an approach as 'good practice', and to what extent can another refuse it on the grounds that 'we don't do it that way'? This book explores these questions at both theoretical and practical levels. It examines textual and ethnographic sources, and draws on theories from critical musicology and nonverbal communication studies to analyse them. By comparing a variety of choral traditions, it investigates the extent to which the connections between conductor demeanour and choral sound operate at a general level, and in what ways they are constructed within a specific idiom. Its findings will be of interest both to those engaged in the study of music as a cultural practice, and to practitioners involved in a choral conducting context that increasingly demands fluency in a variety of styles.

Singen für Dummies

Author: Pamelia S. Phillips

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527703128

Category: Music

Page: 319

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Egal, ob Sänger in einer Band oder Bewerber für"Deutschland sucht den Superstar": Richtiges Singen muss trainiertwerden. Die ausgebildete Sängerin Pamelia S. Phillipsvermittelt in diesem Buch das Handwerkszeug, wie man richtig singt.Sie zeigt, wie man die richtige Körperhaltung beim Singeneinnimmt, richtig atmet und seinen Stimmumfang erweitert. VieleGesangsbeispiele, die sich auch auf der beiliegenden CD befinden,helfen dabei den eigenen Klang und die Artikulation zu verbessern.Außerdem zeigt die Autorin allen, die gerne vor Publikumsingen möchten, wie man den richtigen Song auswählt, derzu einem passt, wie man einen Song richtig präsentiert undlast but not least wie man mit Lampenfieber richtig umgeht.

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Kudos

Roman

Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351875694X

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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Faye ist Schriftstellerin und unterwegs, ihren neuen Roman vorzustellen. Für sie scheint diese Reise lebensentscheidend. Nicht nur hofft sie, endlich die ihr gebührende öffentliche Anerkennung zu finden, sie sucht vor allem Abstand zu einer privaten Katastrophe. Sie begegnet Kollegen, die sich um Kopf und Kragen reden, sie bestreitet Bühnengespräche, in denen man ihr nicht zuhört und sie gibt Interviews, ohne wirklich selbst zu Wort zu kommen. Doch je mehr sie sich auf die anderen einlässt, umso deutlicher wird Faye, was jenseits all der Geschichten und Fiktionen liegt, mit denen die Menschen sich fast obsessiv wappnen. Die Konsequenz, die Faye für sich daraus zieht, ist einleuchtend – führt sie aber geradewegs zurück in die Bodenlosigkeit ihrer persönlichen Situation. Was verbergen wir, indem wir uns zeigen? Und warum wissen wir am wenigsten über das, was uns am meisten bewegt? Rachel Cusk ist »eine originäre, eine geradezu philosophische Schriftstellerin.« (taz) und Kudos ein lebenskluger, beziehungsreicher Roman, erzählt mit schlichter Eleganz und häretischem Witz.

The Seasons in Full Score

Author: Joseph Haydn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486250229

Category: Music

Page: 312

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A masterful coda to a prolific career, this brilliant oratorio was Haydn’s last major work. Unabridged republication of the work as published by C. F. Peters, Leipzig, n.d. English translation of front matter.

Etude

The Music Magazine

Author: Theodore Presser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Includes music.