The Resource The choir and how to direct it : a handbook for choral conductors, Pavel Chesnokov ; translated from the Russian by John C. Rommereim ; foreword by Kenneth L. Jennings

The choir and how to direct it : a handbook for choral conductors, Pavel Chesnokov ; translated from the Russian by John C. Rommereim ; foreword by Kenneth L. Jennings

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The choir and how to direct it : a handbook for choral conductors
Title
The choir and how to direct it
Title remainder
a handbook for choral conductors
Statement of responsibility
Pavel Chesnokov ; translated from the Russian by John C. Rommereim ; foreword by Kenneth L. Jennings
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
From Russia's leading choral musician of his day, a unique view into the famed Russian a cappella style. Conceived in the 1910s, completed in 1930 and first published in Russia in 1940, Chesnokov's pioneering treatise on the choral art is both a significant historical document and valuable resource for choral musicians today. One does not usually expect choral treatises to be best-sellers, but in the Soviet Union in 1940, when Pavel Chesnokov's The Choir and How to Direct It first appeared in print, it sold out within a matter of hours. The book's popularity later led to two subsequent Russian editions in 1952 and 1961. Now decades later, this is the first translated publication of the book outside of Russia ever to appear. With deep insight and in great detail, this book reveals how to achieve the ideal a cappella choir sound through ensemble, intonation, and nuance.In addition, readers will learn the steps a conductor must take to achieve true choral artistry thorough analysis and mastery of the score, a systematic approach to rehearsal technique, meaningful conducting gestures, as well as inspired communication and leadership [Publisher description]
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DLC
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1877-1944
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Chesnokov, P. G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
MT88.C5
LC item number
K513 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rommereim, John C
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  • Choral conducting
  • Choirs (Music)
  • Choirs (Music)
  • Choral conducting
Label
The choir and how to direct it : a handbook for choral conductors, Pavel Chesnokov ; translated from the Russian by John C. Rommereim ; foreword by Kenneth L. Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Pref. includes bibliographical references
Contents
PART I: The choir. What is a choir? -- The structure of the choir -- Ensemble -- Intonation -- Nuance -- The nuances of contrapuntal compositions -- A complex system of choral organization -- -- PART II: Choral conducting. Introduction -- Conducting entrances -- Techniques for achieving ensemble -- Techniques for achieving intonation -- Techniques for attaining nuances -- Methods of teaching a composition to a choir -- Appendices. "T̃épl̃itsa zór̃ka" by Pavel Chesnokov -- Fugue from the Sacred Concerto by Maxim Berezovsky -- "Z̃imóy" by Pavel Chesnokov -- "Anchár" by Anton Arensky -- A homework plan for the conductor -- Advice to young conductors -- Guidelines for choral auditions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
lxvi, 259 p., [8] p. of plates (1 folded)
Isbn
9780970176738
Lccn
2009044038
Other physical details
ill, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)457773211
  • (OCoLC)ocn457773211
Label
The choir and how to direct it : a handbook for choral conductors, Pavel Chesnokov ; translated from the Russian by John C. Rommereim ; foreword by Kenneth L. Jennings
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Pref. includes bibliographical references
Contents
PART I: The choir. What is a choir? -- The structure of the choir -- Ensemble -- Intonation -- Nuance -- The nuances of contrapuntal compositions -- A complex system of choral organization -- -- PART II: Choral conducting. Introduction -- Conducting entrances -- Techniques for achieving ensemble -- Techniques for achieving intonation -- Techniques for attaining nuances -- Methods of teaching a composition to a choir -- Appendices. "T̃épl̃itsa zór̃ka" by Pavel Chesnokov -- Fugue from the Sacred Concerto by Maxim Berezovsky -- "Z̃imóy" by Pavel Chesnokov -- "Anchár" by Anton Arensky -- A homework plan for the conductor -- Advice to young conductors -- Guidelines for choral auditions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
lxvi, 259 p., [8] p. of plates (1 folded)
Isbn
9780970176738
Lccn
2009044038
Other physical details
ill, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)457773211
  • (OCoLC)ocn457773211

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