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Conducting Choirs, Three-volume Set

By David P. DeVenney

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Composed by David P. DeVenney. Text & CD. Roger Dean Publishing #30/2624R. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.30-2624R).

Item Number: LO.30-2624R

This three-volume series is a comprehensive tool for beginning conductors or more experienced conductors who are beginners in choral conducting. Volume 1 presents fundamental conducting patterns along with numerous practice exercises. Approaches to repertory, programming, score marking, rehearsal strategies, and singing techniques are also introduced. It is a concise guide that offers a wealth of practical information and can stand alone as resource. The more than thirty printed and recorded selections in Volume 2 complement the exercises in Volume 1. To further enhance study, each is accompanied by a brief note about the composer and the work, a translation of the text, and a short discussion of its conducting issues. Volume 3 addresses topics that any practicing conductor is likely to face, including working with an orchestra, conducting musicals, the psychology of conducting, and using movement in the choral rehearsal.

  • Volume 3: The Practicing Conductor 
  • Volume 1: The Promising Conductor 
  • Volume 2: Music for Classroom Use