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The Resource Music direction for the stage : a view from the podium, Joseph Church

Music direction for the stage : a view from the podium, Joseph Church

Label
Music direction for the stage : a view from the podium
Title
Music direction for the stage
Title remainder
a view from the podium
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Church
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Church, Joseph
Dewey number
782.1/4145
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
MT955
LC item number
.C59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conductors (Music)
  • Musicals
  • Conducting
Label
Music direction for the stage : a view from the podium, Joseph Church
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223108754178
  • 31223108754160
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pges 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Music direction today and yesterday. What a music director does ; Historical survey of music direction ; Technology and the shrinking orchestra ; Looking to the future -- 2. Musical stage production. Songs, musicals, and opera ; A (very) brief history of music for the stage ; Production in the twenty-first century -- 3. Job opportunities for music directors. Broadway and Off-Broadway ; National tours ; Regional (local), repertory, and stock theater ; Nightclubs, cabarets, and concerts ; Revues, special events, and industrials ; Academic theaters and events ; Amateur and community performances and talent shows ; Workshops and developmental productions --
  • 4. The production team. Producers ; Stage managers ; General managers, company managers, house managers, and production managers -- 5. The creative team. Composers and lyricists ; Directors ; Choreographers ; Designers and technicians -- 6. The music team. Conductors, associates, and assistants ; Contractors and music coordinators ; Orchestrators and copyists ; Vocal and dance arrangers ; Synthesizer programmers ; The orchestra -- 7. The performers. Singers and dancers ; Singers and actors ; Star performers and nontraditional casting ; Casting directors --
  • 8. Mounting a production. Meetings and agendas, planning and scheduling ; Casting ; Determining the orchestration : three scenarios (Scenario 1: voice and piano, or maybe more; Scenario 2: small ensembles; Scenario 3: orchestra reductions) -- 9. The music : assessment and analysis. Learning and practicing scores ; Preparing scores for rehearsal ; Transcribing ; Practical analysis for music direction -- 10. Arranging for music directors. Starting an arrangement : approaches and rightness ; Technical fundamentals of arranging (Distribution, registration, and voicing; Dynamics and articulation; Key; Feel and style; Tempo; Structure; Notating arrangements) ; Arranging for voices ; Arranging for movement --
  • 11. Overview of rehearsal process -- 12. Individual vocal rehearsals. Coaching singers (Rehearsal process and conduct; Background, analysis, and style; Key; Tempo; Vocal technique; Accompanying and the accompaniment) ; Text and singing ; Acting and singing -- 13. Ensemble vocal rehearsals. Ensemble rehearsal process ; Choral techniques for the stage (Dynamics and articulation; Breathing and phrasing; Vocal production and technique; Intonation; Text and diction; Acting and characterization; Movement; Choral conducting for the stage -- 14. Rehearsals with directors and choreographers. Staging and dramatic rehearsals ; Movement and dance rehearsals -- 15. Adapting music to the production. Cueing ; Underscoring, transitions, and incidental music ; Overtures, bows, and exit music --
  • 16. Orchestras and orchestrations. Organizing the musicians ; The orchestra : sections and setup (Rhythm sections : keyboards, drums, bass, and guitar; Woodwinds and brass; Strings) ; Orchestration : notation and parts -- 17. Instrumental conducting for the stage. Rehearsal process ; Conducting styles ; Visibility and the "field" ; Baton, head, and hands ; Conducting techniques (Meter, beat patterns, and subdivisions; Preparatory beats and cutoffs; Rests and holds; Safeties and vamps; Free tempo, recitative, and following singers; Tempo and tempo changes; Feels, grooves, and syncopations; Dynamics and articulations; Cueing and the stage) -- 18. From the studio to the stage. Run-throughs, dress rehearsals, and the Sitzprobe ; Load-ins, seatings, and sound checks ; The podium ; Technical rehearsals, previews, and brush-ups ; Giving and receiving notes --
  • 19. Conducting in performance. The pre-show routine ; Showtime ; Repeated performances : variations on a theme ; When things go wrong -- 20. Maintaining a production and preserving a show. A day in the life ; Keeping the performance fresh ; Rehearsing after opening ; Subbing in the orchestra ; Subbing on the podium ; Disputes ; Original cast and other recordings ; Repeatability and the rehearsal score -- 21. Working as a music director. Starting out ; Career philosophy ; Maintaining a career ; How to get a gig -- Appendix A. Putting it together. In the Heights #1 : "In the Heights" ; The Lion King #1 : "Circle of life" -- Appendix B. Bibliography, suggested reading, and list of musical works cited
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 392 pages
Isbn
9780199993413
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014017176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music
System control number
  • 879642275
  • (OCoLC)879642275
Label
Music direction for the stage : a view from the podium, Joseph Church
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223108754178
  • 31223108754160
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pges 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Music direction today and yesterday. What a music director does ; Historical survey of music direction ; Technology and the shrinking orchestra ; Looking to the future -- 2. Musical stage production. Songs, musicals, and opera ; A (very) brief history of music for the stage ; Production in the twenty-first century -- 3. Job opportunities for music directors. Broadway and Off-Broadway ; National tours ; Regional (local), repertory, and stock theater ; Nightclubs, cabarets, and concerts ; Revues, special events, and industrials ; Academic theaters and events ; Amateur and community performances and talent shows ; Workshops and developmental productions --
  • 4. The production team. Producers ; Stage managers ; General managers, company managers, house managers, and production managers -- 5. The creative team. Composers and lyricists ; Directors ; Choreographers ; Designers and technicians -- 6. The music team. Conductors, associates, and assistants ; Contractors and music coordinators ; Orchestrators and copyists ; Vocal and dance arrangers ; Synthesizer programmers ; The orchestra -- 7. The performers. Singers and dancers ; Singers and actors ; Star performers and nontraditional casting ; Casting directors --
  • 8. Mounting a production. Meetings and agendas, planning and scheduling ; Casting ; Determining the orchestration : three scenarios (Scenario 1: voice and piano, or maybe more; Scenario 2: small ensembles; Scenario 3: orchestra reductions) -- 9. The music : assessment and analysis. Learning and practicing scores ; Preparing scores for rehearsal ; Transcribing ; Practical analysis for music direction -- 10. Arranging for music directors. Starting an arrangement : approaches and rightness ; Technical fundamentals of arranging (Distribution, registration, and voicing; Dynamics and articulation; Key; Feel and style; Tempo; Structure; Notating arrangements) ; Arranging for voices ; Arranging for movement --
  • 11. Overview of rehearsal process -- 12. Individual vocal rehearsals. Coaching singers (Rehearsal process and conduct; Background, analysis, and style; Key; Tempo; Vocal technique; Accompanying and the accompaniment) ; Text and singing ; Acting and singing -- 13. Ensemble vocal rehearsals. Ensemble rehearsal process ; Choral techniques for the stage (Dynamics and articulation; Breathing and phrasing; Vocal production and technique; Intonation; Text and diction; Acting and characterization; Movement; Choral conducting for the stage -- 14. Rehearsals with directors and choreographers. Staging and dramatic rehearsals ; Movement and dance rehearsals -- 15. Adapting music to the production. Cueing ; Underscoring, transitions, and incidental music ; Overtures, bows, and exit music --
  • 16. Orchestras and orchestrations. Organizing the musicians ; The orchestra : sections and setup (Rhythm sections : keyboards, drums, bass, and guitar; Woodwinds and brass; Strings) ; Orchestration : notation and parts -- 17. Instrumental conducting for the stage. Rehearsal process ; Conducting styles ; Visibility and the "field" ; Baton, head, and hands ; Conducting techniques (Meter, beat patterns, and subdivisions; Preparatory beats and cutoffs; Rests and holds; Safeties and vamps; Free tempo, recitative, and following singers; Tempo and tempo changes; Feels, grooves, and syncopations; Dynamics and articulations; Cueing and the stage) -- 18. From the studio to the stage. Run-throughs, dress rehearsals, and the Sitzprobe ; Load-ins, seatings, and sound checks ; The podium ; Technical rehearsals, previews, and brush-ups ; Giving and receiving notes --
  • 19. Conducting in performance. The pre-show routine ; Showtime ; Repeated performances : variations on a theme ; When things go wrong -- 20. Maintaining a production and preserving a show. A day in the life ; Keeping the performance fresh ; Rehearsing after opening ; Subbing in the orchestra ; Subbing on the podium ; Disputes ; Original cast and other recordings ; Repeatability and the rehearsal score -- 21. Working as a music director. Starting out ; Career philosophy ; Maintaining a career ; How to get a gig -- Appendix A. Putting it together. In the Heights #1 : "In the Heights" ; The Lion King #1 : "Circle of life" -- Appendix B. Bibliography, suggested reading, and list of musical works cited
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 392 pages
Isbn
9780199993413
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014017176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music
System control number
  • 879642275
  • (OCoLC)879642275

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