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
A personal master class on conducting and rehearsal technique. It includes : effects of alignment on sound ; proper use of the arm to obtain the best choral sound ; conductor listening skills ; obtaining internal phrasing through gesture ; effective accompaniment techniques ; approaches to teaching rhythm ; demonstrations of unique rehearsal techniques.
...a crucial guide for choral conductors who are presented with the daunting task of conducting a full-size orchestra. This book provides a survival kit for both novice and experienced choral conductors, with an overview of the orchestral instruments and their particular needs, tips for rehearsing an orchestra effectively, and guidelines for proper baton technique.
...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.