Three-Part Mixed Voices and Optional Baritone with Keyboard
For three-part mixed voices and piano, Make Space for Life to Live offers compelling, expansive melodies interwoven with a piano accompaniment that makes subtle allusions to the main theme. Its persuasive text is sure to resonate with singers and audience members alike. Appropriate for concert or festival use throughout the year. Also available for TB voices (CM9283) and for SA voices (CM9274).
Three-Part Mixed Voices, a cappella, with Optional Keyboard
Not only does Russell Robinsonís original canon offer numerous performance options to suit the needs of your ensemble, it has a text that will truly speak to your singers. An excellent teaching piece, this accessible canon can easily transition into a selection appropriate for any concert or festival. Also available for SATB (CM9128).
From Concepts to Concerts Building Competence in the Choral Classroom Earlene Rentz
Foreword by André Thomas
CMF4 - $34.95
From Concepts to Concerts is an essential supplementary text for the choral rehearsal, providing exercises that teach concepts to choral singers. The exercises are arranged in a simple-to-complex order that will allow for success through all grade levels, providing challenges for young singers as well as more advanced students. Of course, teachers have the freedom to use these exercises as the resource they were intended – including permission to copy for classroom use.
Dr. Rentz has prepared From Concepts to Concerts based on her own experience in choral clinics and workshops. Presented here is a great collection of exercises and drills that will assist students in improving musicianship, divided into four sections:
1.) Pitches and Intervals
2.) Tempo and Meter
3.) Symbols and Structure
4.) Text and Phrasing.
This book will help choral teachers:
• Maximize rehearsal time
• Solve musical problems in repertoire BEFORE the music is opened
• Transfer concepts into repertoire
• Minimize teaching time while increasing repertoire
• Teach choral concepts to be transferred into repertoire
• Find solutions for challenges in rhythm, pitch, tempo, phrasing, diction, style, and meter