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Conducting Choirs, Volume 1: The Promising Conductor

A Practical Guide for Beginning Choral Conductors

By David P. DeVenney

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A Practical Guide for Beginning Choral Conductors. Composed by David P. DeVenney. Text. Roger Dean Publishing #30/2558R. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.30-2558R).

Item Number: LO.30-2558R

Intended for beginning conductors, this volume offers a conceptual approach to conducting rather than an imitative one. Students begin by building right-hand and then left-hand gestures and are provided with exercises designed to increase independence and expressiveness. Approaches to repertory and programming are also introduced, as are score marking, rehearsal strategies and preparation, and singing technique. In total, it is a concise guide that offers a wealth of practical information and stands alone as a resource for even part-time choir directors.

  • Chapter One: The Right Hand 
  • Chapter Two: Two Hands 
  • Chapter Five: The Score and the Rehearsal 
  • Exposition 
  • Development 
  • Chapter Three: Expressing Ideas 
  • Chapter Four: Repertory and Programming 
  • Chapter Six: Singers and Choirs 
  • Recapitulation 
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