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The Art Of The Song Recital

by Emmons

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The definitive work in its field! Since its original publication, the Emmons-Sonntag text has continually stood out as the definitive work on the song recital. The book presents imaginative advice and practical techniques for producing successful recitals and kindling audience excitement. Every aspect of the recital is covered, from building programs and the use of acting skills to the relationship between the singer and the accompanist. Singers of all levels and backgrounds will benefit from the authors' vast experience in the performance of song recitals as a singer/accompanist team. The comprehensive repertoire lists, now organized by voice and instrumentation as well as by composer, appeal to both students and professional musicians. Readers will agree that the authors have met their goal of providing "extensive, thoroughgoing, and definitive insights into the attributes that can render the song recital at once a great art and a magnificent entertainment." Includes new, 25-page Repertoire Lists by Voice and Instrument(s).

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: McKinney, The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults: A Manual for Teachers of Singing and Choir Directors (ISBN 1577664035) and Stanton, Steps to Singing for Voice Classes, Third Edition (ISBN 1577661354).

From the Inside Flap
"Should be on the shelf of every voice teacher as well as in music libraries."
- Richard LeSueur, MLA Notes

"Emmons and Sonntag have made a unique, valuable and remarkably sane contribution . . . I especially appreciate their positive approach to the music of our own century."
- Suzanne Roy, Penn State University

"Impressively organized and germane to just about every facet of the song recital I can think of-an invaluable guide and reference."
- Pamela Lewis, Carnegie-Mellon University



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