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Excellence in Choral Music
Excellence in Choral Music Excellence in Choral Music (A History of the American Choral Directors Association)
Marvin E. Latimer Jr - Hal Leonard Corporation

This comprehensive volume is a splendid history of the ACDA and the people that founded it and built it into the vehicle for the advancement of choral music that it is today. Beyond the history is also the

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A History of Western Choral Music, Vol. 2
A History of Western Choral Music, Vol. 2 A History of Western Choral Music, Vol. 2
Chester L. Alwes - Oxford University Press

Comprehensive history of western choral music from Romanticism through the avant-garde of the late twentieth century. Unique in its detailed analysis and breadth of Western choral music and key composers.

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A History of Western Choral Music, Vol. 1
A History of Western Choral Music, Vol. 1 A History of Western Choral Music, Vol. 1
Chester L. Alwes - Oxford University Press

This anthology explores the various genres, key composers, and influential works essential to the development of the western choral tradition.  Chester L. Alwes divides this exploration into two

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Hogey's Journey
Hogey's Journey Hogey's Journey
Eph Ehly - Heritage Music Press

The life of legendary choral conductor and clinician Dr. Eph Ehly is a life lived in passionate dedication to living to learn, learning to teach, and teaching to learn how to live. With this memoir, he opens a... view details
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In Their Own Words
In Their Own Words In Their Own Words (Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals)
Eileen Guenther - MorningStar Music Publishers

This groundbreaking study of slavery and spirituals is the first to place the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their daily lives. A succinct history is woven into an

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Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa, The
Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa, The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa, The
Paul Edmund Bierley - University Of Illinois Press

Nearly 40 years in the making, this book documents every aspect of the March King's band: its history, its star performers, its appearances on recordings and radio and the challenges band members faced during... view details
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Jazz: A History of America's Music
Jazz: A History of America's Music Jazz: A History of America's Music
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns - PBS Distribution

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music - jazz. Born in the black community of

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Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa
Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa (Recollections of Men, Women, and Music)
John Philip Sousa - GIA Publications

In print with the original text for the first time in decades, here is the intriguing autobiography Sousa wrote in the final years of his life. Contained within are amusing and insightful reflections of the

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Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece
Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece
Helmuth Rilling - Carus-Verlag

This book on Handel's "Messiah" reflects Helmuth Rilling's remarkable skills, both as a conductor and as an educator. It is literally a "study guide" for conductors and ... view details

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Messiah HWV 56 SATB Full Score Paperbound Edition Messiah HWV 56 SATB Full Score Paperbound Edition
$112.00
 
Messiah HWV 56 SATB Vocal Score English, with alternative mvts. Messiah HWV 56 SATB Vocal Score English, with alternative mvts.
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The Musician's Soul
The Musician's Soul The Musician's Soul
James Jordan - GIA Publications

The Musician's Soul starts all musicians on a journey to the higher plane of artistic self-expression and soulful spirituality. Words of wisdom are based on Jordan's own journey as a conductor, yet... view details
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Performing Renaissance Music
Performing Renaissance Music Performing Renaissance Music
Dennis Shrock - GIA Publications

This remarkable book draws from primary sources to document and explain authentic performance practices of Renaissance-era music - in many cases eye opening, and rarely employed today. Insightful chapters

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Play On!
Play On! Play On! (A Marine's Musical Journey From The Bayou To The White House)
John Bourgeois - GIA Publications

With his hallmark wit and eloquence, Colonel John R. Bourgeois gives an autobiographical account of his life and career as a musician from humble roots who rose through the ranks to became the twenty-fifth

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Relevance in the Choral Art
Relevance in the Choral Art Relevance in the Choral Art (A Pathway to Connections)
Tim Sharp - GIA Publications

Now more than ever we must face the challenge of the relevancy of choral music in our culture - for artistic directors and their role within choral organizations, for members of choral organizations, and

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Romantic American Choral Music
Romantic American Choral Music Romantic American Choral Music (an Anthology)
David P. DeVenney - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Selected by the ACDA Publications Committee and recommended as a required text at many American choral institutions, this stunning anthology reveals the often-overlooked American composers of choral music

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Sei Solo: Symbolum?
Sei Solo: Symbolum? Sei Solo: Symbolum? (The Theology of J. S. Bach's Solo Violin Works)
Benjamin Shute - WIPF & Stock Publishers

One of the jewels in the crown of Johann Sebastian Bach's sacred music is its use of astonishingly subtle and complex allegorical and representational devices. But when similar devices appear in the context

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Way Over in Beulah Lan'
Way Over in Beulah Lan' Way Over in Beulah Lan' (Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual)
Andre J. Thomas - Heritage Music Press

Renowned choral conductor and educator Andre J. Thomas has crafted a book that the conductor of any choral ensemble will want close at hand when preparing to program any concert spiritual. Understanding

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Young People's Concerts
Young People's Concerts Young People's Concerts
Leonard Bernstein - Amadeus Press, Inc.

An entire generation of music students owes a debt of gratitude to the teaching genius of Leonard Bernstein, as documented in this extraordinary compilation of fifteen of the best lectures from his... view details
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