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    Evoking sound : fundamentals of choral conducting second edition
    Jordan, James Mark author, performer.

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    Personal Author:
    Jordan, James Mark author, performer.
    Evoking sound : fundamentals of choral conducting / James Jordan ; foreword by Morten Lauridsen ; with chapters by Robert W. Rumbelow, James Whitbourn.
    Edition statement:
    second edition
    Publication info:
    Chicago : GIA Publications, Inc., [2009], ©2009.
    Physical description:
    xxxii, 466 pages : illustrations, music ; 27 cm + 1 video disc (4 3/4 inches)
    Content type:
    Content type:
    two-dimensional moving image
    video disc
    General Note:
    DVD contains discussion and demonstration of instrumental and choral conducting techniques by the author and Eugene Migliaro Corporon; in part, animation.
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-458) and indexes.
    Part I. The foundations of conducting : spirit, consistent tempo, alignment, and breath -- 1. Beginnings -- 2. The role of self for beginning conductors -- 3. The essences of gesture : to advocate and connect -- 4. Alignment : creating the inner space for breath -- 5. Essential understandings : primal building blocks of conducting technique -- 6. Consistent tempo : a prerequisite and essential skill -- Part II. The mechanics and architecture of conducting -- 7. The anticipatory process : readiness to receive sound and breath -- 8. Breathing and dropping in : gesture informed by breath -- 9. The architecture of conducting patterns -- 10. Initiating sound through the breath impulse gesture : definition and importance of the ictus -- 11. Understanding the Saito conducting method -- 12. Pattern mechanics and geometry -- Part III. Additional understandings to refine conducting technique, skill, and awareness -- 13. Your movement potential and conducting : an application of the work of Rudolf von Laban -- 14. Teaching body awareness to conductors : the use of the Swiss ball -- 15. Adding weight to conducting gesture : experiencing kinesthetic transfer -- 16. Creating integrative conducting technique through core distal connectivity -- 17. The morphology of sounds : conducting note attacks, releases, and fermatas -- 18. Listening -- 19. The left hand -- 20. Receiving, listening to, and reacting to the sound -- 21. Initiation of the musical line -- 22. Music aptitude : realizing your music potential as a conductor -- Pt. IV. Score analysis and instrumental conducting -- 23. Preparing the score : allowing the music to speak -- 24. Preparing for the kinesthetic of conducting : the principles of Laban score movement analysis (LMSA) -- 25. Basics for choral conductors working with instrumentalists / Robert W. Rumbelow -- 26. Facing the orchestra : a choral conductor's guide to the orchestra / James Whitbourn -- 27. Giving meaning to the music through the text -- 28. Trust and conducting : interpreter or transmitter? -- Pt. V. Supporting materials for conducting study -- 29. 'The anatomy of conducting' DVD : a companion to 'Evoking sound' -- 30. 'Music for conducting study' : a companion to 'Evoking sound.'
    Subject term:
    Choral conducting.
    Subject term:
    Added author:
    Lauridsen, Morten, 1943- author of foreword.
    Added author:
    Rumbelow, Robert W. contributor.
    Added author:
    Whitbourn, James contributor.
    Added author:
    Corporon, Eugene performer.
    Title on DVD menu screen: Anatomy of conducting : architecture & essentials
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      Music and Dance
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      MT 85 .J67 E96 2009 1 Book Music & Dance - Fourth Floor North
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