Choral-Orchestral Repertoire: A Conductor's Guide (Music Finders) (Hardcover)

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Choral-Orchestral Repertoire: A Conductor's Guide, Omnibus Edition offers an expansive compilation of choral-orchestral works from 1600 to the present. Synthesizing Jonathan D. Green's earlier six volumes on this repertoire, this edition updates and adds to the over 750 oratorios, cantatas, choral symphonies, masses, secular works for large and small ensembles, and numerous settings of liturgical and biblical texts for a wide variety of vocal and instrumental combinations. Each entry includes a brief biographical sketch of the composer, approximate duration, text sources, performing forces, available editions, and locations of manuscript materials, as well as descriptive commentary, a discography, and a bibliography. Unique to this edition are practitioner's evaluations of the performance issues presented in each score. These include the range, tessitura, and nature of each solo role and a determination of the difficulty of the choral and orchestral portions of each composition. There is also a description of the specific challenges, staffing, and rehearsal expectations related to the performance of each work. Choral-Orchestral Repertoire is an essential resource for conductors and students of conducting as they search for repertoire appropriate to their needs and the abilities of their ensembles.

About the Author

Composer and conductor, Jonathan D. Green, is provost and dean of the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University. As a composer, he has received awards from ASCAP, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His works include numerous songs, choral works, three piano concertos, and seven symphonies. Dr. Green is the author of six other books of music reference on the choral-orchestral tradition. He is a member of ASCAP, the Conductors Guild, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. David William Oertel is the Music Director and Conductor of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra (TX) and the Austin Philharmonic. He has also appeared as a guest conductor in venues from Houston, TX to St. Petersburg, Russia and Zlin, Czech Republic. Oertel has taught music in the public schools in Houston and has been on the faculty of High Point University (NC) and North Carolina A&T University. He has worked with youth orchestras, musical theatre and opera pit orchestras, concert orchestras as well as wind ensembles, jazz ensembles and silent film orchestras. Oertel holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as well as a Masters degree in Applied Performance from the University of Houston. His undergraduate degree is from the University of North Texas. His notable conducting mentors include Robert Linder, David Daniels, Max Rudolf, Kirk Trevor, Hans Graf, Niklaus Wyss, Adrian Gnam and Franz Krager.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442244665
ISBN-10: 1442244666
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: December 5th, 2019
Pages: 746
Language: English
Series: Music Finders