A Conductor's Guide To Selected Baroque Choral-orchestral Works by Jonathan D. GreenA Conductor's Guide To Selected Baroque Choral-orchestral Works by Jonathan D. Green

A Conductor's Guide To Selected Baroque Choral-orchestral Works

byJonathan D. Green

Hardcover | December 5, 2013

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In A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works, Jonathan D. Green's sixth book-length contribution of guides for conductors, he offers this companion to his critically acclaimed A Conductor's Guide to the Choral-Orchestral Works of J. S. Bach. In this volume, Green addresses works of the Baroque era from Monteverdi through Bach's contemporaries.In addition to brief biographical sketches for each composer, Green includes for each work the approximate duration, text sources, performing forces, currently available editions, locations of manuscript materials, notes, performance issues, evaluation of solo roles, evaluation of difficulty, and a discography and bibliography. Duration information comes from a variety of sources, but Green turns to actual recording times of performances. The purpose of this book is to aid conductors in selecting repertoire appropriate to their needs and the abilities of their ensembles. The discographies and bibliographies, while not exhaustive, serve as helpful starting points for further research.A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works should appeal to conductors in supporting their concert programming. Librarians and music student will also find this work an ideal reference title for the study of Baroque repertoire.
Jonathan D. Green is Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Illinois Wesleyan University and is the author of five guides to choral-orchestral works with Scarecrow Press.
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Title:A Conductor's Guide To Selected Baroque Choral-orchestral WorksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 9.04 × 5.86 × 1 inPublished:December 5, 2013Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810886499

ISBN - 13:9780810886490

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Addressing works from Monteverdi through Bach's contemporaries, this reference volume aids conductors in selecting repertoire appropriate to their needs and to the abilities of their ensembles. For each work, the author provides text sources, duration, performing forces, available editions, locations of manuscripts, notes, performance issues, an evaluation of solo roles and difficulty, and a selected discography and bibliography.