Suggestions for books on Choral Technique?
Date: December 31, 2014
Hi and Happy New Year!
A former student of mine recently contacted me for recommendations on books on choral technique. I had several suggestions for her, but since I do not currently teach technique, and got my degree quite awhile ago, I would love some input here.
Here are the suggestions I made to her:
The Choral Experience by Ray Robinson and Allen Winold.
Choral Conducting Symposium edited by Harold Decker and Julius Herford.
Choral Music Experience by Paul Roe
The Choral Rehearsal and The Choral Warm-Up by James Jordan
The Teaching Music Through Performance series
I also suggested that if she was building a library, she might consider having some of the following:
The Performance Practice series by Howard Mayer Brown and Stanley Sadie
Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire - all three volumes
Some books on diction like John Moriarity's Diction, Madeline Marshall's The Singers Manual of English Diction; Joan Wall's Diction for Singers
I would love some more ideas!