Orchestral Pops Music

Author: Lucy Manning
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810884232
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In this second edition of Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook, Lucy Manning brings forward to the present her remarkable compendium of information about this form of orchestral music. Since the appearance of the first edition in 2008, this work has proven critical to successful “pops” concert programming. With changes in publishers and agents, the discontinuation of the publication of certain original material or, worst of all, presses going out of business, music directors, orchestra conductors, and professional instrumentalists face formidable challenges in tracking down accurate information about this vast repertoire. This revised handbook alleviates the time-consuming task of researching these changes by offering a list of works for orchestral “pops” concerts that is comprehensive, informative, and current. Manning’s emphasis on clarity and accuracy gives users an indispensable tool for gathering vital information on the style, instrumentation, and availability of the repertoire listed, as well as notes on its performance. The user-friendly appendices include expanded instrumentation choices, easy-to-find durations, and handy title cross-references. In addition to corrections and updates, this new edition of Orchestral “Pops” Music includes at least 1,000 new title listings. Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook is the ideal tool for working conductors and orchestral librarians, as well as music program directors at colleges, conservatories, and orchestras.

Orchestral Music

Author: David Daniels
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN:
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Also Available: Orchestral Music Online This fourth edition of the highly acclaimed, classic sourcebook for planning orchestral programs and organizing rehearsals has been expanded and revised to feature 42% more compositions over the third edition, with clearer entries and a more useful system of appendixes. Compositions cover the standard repertoire for American orchestra. Features from the previous edition that have changed and new additions include: · Larger physical format (8.5 x 11 vs. 5.5 x 8.5) · Expanded to 6400 entries and almost 900 composers (only 4200 in 3rd Ed.) · Merged with the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS (Orchestra Library Information Service) · Enhanced specific information on woodwind & brass doublings · Lists of required percussion equipment for many works · New, more intuitive format for instrumentation · More contents notes and durations of individual movements · Composers' citizenship, birth and death dates and places, integrated into the listings · Listings of useful websites for orchestra professionals

Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire

Author: Dirk Meyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781538114612
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This book supplies conductors, music administrators, and librarians with all the information needed to plan performances of modern chamber music. It provides details on 4,000 titles composed during the 20th or 21st centuries, and the appendix allows users to search for pieces based on various criteria.

Arias Ensembles Choruses

Author: John Yaffe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781538114599
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This is a one-stop sourcebook for orchestras, opera companies, conductors, and librarians programming vocal excerpts for concert performance. Includes detailed information on a vast repertoire of vocal pieces commonly extracted from operas, operettas, musicals, and oratorios --more than 1,500 excerpts from 400 parent works.

The Band Music Handbook

Author: Christopher M. Cicconi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442268646
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Band Music Handbook: A Comprehensive Catalog of Band Repertoire presents professional, college, community, and school band directors with an essential tool for discovering and selecting appropriate repertoire. Christopher M. Cicconi presents a wide-ranging catalog of band music composed in the past twenty-five years. From the work of John Adams to Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the music cataloged includes works appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Each work listed includes date of origin, duration, exact instrumentation, and publisher. A number of appendixes further classify the repertoire by composer, title, and duration and offer a detailed list of publishers, a bibliography for further reading, and a comprehensive march list. Following the model of the best-selling Daniels’ Orchestral Music, The Band Music Handbook puts the information that band conductors, directors, and musicians need right at their fingertips. It is also an essential tool for future music educators and instrumental music education students seeking assistance in repertoire selection.

The Opera Manual

Author: Nicholas Ivor Martin
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888696
Format: PDF
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The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive information about, and plot summaries for, more than 550 operas—including every opera that is likely to be performed today, from standard to rediscovered contemporary works.

Ballet Music

Author: Matthew Naughtin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081088660X
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This book provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies. It addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the various roles, and examines the complete process of putting a dance performance on stage. Includes a listing of classic ballets in standard repertoire.

The American Piano Concerto Compendium

Author: William Phemister
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538112345
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The second edition of The American Piano Concerto Compendium reveals to professional and amateurs pianists forty percent more works than the first edition from 1985. It is a valuable resource not only for pianists and conductors, but also for orchestras, teachers, students, music historians and critics, collectors, and concert attendees.

The Opera Manual

Author: Nicholas Ivor Martin
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888696
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive information about, and plot summaries for, more than 550 operas—including every opera that is likely to be performed today, from standard to rediscovered contemporary works.

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments

Author: Voichita Bucur
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319320807
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This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra – violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species’ properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a ‘secret ingredient’ used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra