Choral Conducting Manuals
The Choral Rehearsal by James Jordan; Tarik O'Reagan (Foreword by)
Call Number: MT875 .J672 2007
v. 1. Techniques and procedures: Establishing the spirit of the rehearsal ; Planning and preparing for rehearsal ; Teaching listening ; Conducting gesture as a rehearsal technique ; The accompanist and the rehearsal ; Philosophy of skill teaching within the rehearsal ; Teaching rhythm in all its dimensions ; Teaching artistic phrasing through movement ; Rehearsal accountability ; Inward bound : summary -- v. 2. Inward bound: philosophy and score preparation
Choral Performance by Steven E. Plank
Call Number: MT875 .P53 2004
...presents a detailed discussion of various aspects of historical performance practice, especially as they relate to liturgical polyphony of the Renaissance. The author considers such issues as timbre, tempo, and rhythm, the makeup of the ensemble, articulation, ornamentation, pitch and tuning, and interpretive goals--issues in which pre-modern choral technique and modern practice have often distinctively diverged.