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Choral singing is enjoying a renaissance, and this timely book contributes to our understanding of what choir work can and should be about. Starting with the idea that education supports the rehearsal process, James Neilson Graham delves into the theory and practice of working with singers, drawing on the insights of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze in relation to movement and the work of Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström in relation to the voice. Singing is an aspect of our common humanity, and the health of the human socio-musical organism is reflected in choral sound. How can the individual flourish in the context of so many? How can a conductor facilitate this process?
In lively fashion (with more than seventy music examples, diagrams, and illustrations), Neilson Graham challenges orthodoxies and opens up new developmental pathways for choir leaders and choral singers.
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