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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conducting Music

    The Fundamentals and More for Conducting Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, and Ensembles

    by Michael Miller

    The complex art of conducting may look effortless to the casual onlooker; however, it requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. The success of a performance hinges on the director's ability to keep the group playing together and interpreting the music as the composer intended. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Conducting Music shows student and novice conductors how to lead bands, orchestras, ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD

  • The Silent Musician

    Why Conducting Matters

    by Mark Wigglesworth

    A conductor is one of classical music's most recognizable figures. Many people who have never actually been to an orchestral concert have an image of what one looks like. But rarely does such a well-known profession attract so many questions: 'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? Do you really make any difference to the performance?'This book is not intended to be an instruction ... Read more

    $15.39 AUD

  • Constant Lambert

    Beyond <I>The Rio Grande</I>

    by Stephen Lloyd

    To the economist and ballet enthusiast John Maynard Keynes he was potentially the most brilliant man he'd ever met; to Dame Ninette de Valois he was the greatest ballet conductor and advisor this country has ever had; to the composer Denis ApIvor he was the greatest, most lovable, and most entertaining personality of the musical world; whilst to the dance critic Clement Crisp he was quite simply a ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • In Their Own Words

    Canadian Choral Conductors

    by Holly Higgins Jonas

    Winner of the 2002 National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral PublicationThey are at the heart of every community in Canada, whether they be singing in concert or rehearsal, in a worship service or at a special event. They are Canada’s choirs, and their dedication to their craft is a source of both entertainment and inspiration. And at the heart of every choir, there is a choir master who, ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • The Conductor as Leader

    Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium

    by Ramona M. Wis

    Vision, trust, persuasion, and character are just a few of the key concepts explored in this volume that brings the wealth of leadership literature to bear on the business of running a musical ensemble. The book argues that the role of a conductor is more than just to cue entrances, hold fermatas, and execute final cutoffs with a flourish—it should also be about inspiring the musicians in front of ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • The Score, the Orchestra, and the Conductor

    by Gustav Meier

    Known internationally for his work as a teacher of conducting, Gustav Meier's influence in the field cannot be overstated. In The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor, Meier demystifies the conductor's craft with explanations and illustrations of what the conductor must know to attain podium success. He provides useful information from the rudimentary to the sophisticated, and offers specific ... Read more

    $60.82 AUD

  • Camerata

    A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

    by Arthur Wenk

    Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and continuing through all other aspects of rehearsing and organizing a chorus to performance and reception. Wenk offers basic information on getting started, recruiting singers, planning programs, ... Read more

    $70.28 AUD

  • The Compleat Conductor

    by Gunther Schuller

    A world-renowned conductor and composer who has lead most of the major orchestras in North America and Europe, a talented musician who has played under the batons of such luminaries as Toscanini and Walter, and an esteemed arranger, scholar, author, and educator, Gunther Schuller is without doubt a major figure in the music world. Now, in The Compleat Conductor, Schuller has penned a highly ... Read more

    $33.21 AUD

  • When The Saints Go Marching In

    Easy for Trumpet Quartet

    by Glissato Publisher

    "When The Saints Go Marching In" - Traditional.Easy arrangement for Trumpet Quartet (comfortable range and key).Full Score (1) + Parts (4) ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Real Toscanini

    Musicians Reveal the Maestro

    by Cesare Civetta

    series Amadeus
    Lauded by Verdi, Debussy, and other music legends, the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium. But as he did so, he acquired a reputation as something of a tyrant, who unleashed an explosive temper at musicians if rehearsals did not meet his expectations. In The Real Toscanini, Cesare Civetta ... Read more

    $31.34 AUD

  • The Making of a Music Academy

    by Jerome Stanley

    This is a story of a music-training program at one among many American institutions of higher learning. These institutions accepted the challenge to evolve and develop training programs for music as part of a liberal arts education. Covering a period of more than one hundred years, the book discusses aspects of politics and the arts in America during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. ... Read more

    $45.53 AUD

  • Starting Out Right

    Beginning Band Pedagogy

    by Si Millican

    Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy is the only complete resource for organizing, planning, and teaching beginning woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The book covers every aspect of teaching beginning band students from the first sounds on the instruments through the first full-band performances. It is the only comprehensive reference that offers step-by-step guidelines for teaching ... Read more

    $104.93 AUD

  • Corresponding with Carlos

    A Biography of Carlos Kleiber

    by Charles Barber

    Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) was the greatest conductor of his generation. His reputation is legendary, and yet astonishingly, in his five decades on the podium, he conducted only 89 concerts, some 600 opera performances, and produced 12 recordings. How did someone who worked so little compared to his peers achieve so much?Between his relatively small output and well-known aversion to publicity, ... Read more

    $63.35 AUD

  • Baton Basics

    Communicating Music through Gestures

    by Diane Wittry

    Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians. Featuring many detailed drawings and access to over 60 video examples on the companion website, Baton Basics guides conductors away from simply marking beat patterns, and towards a nuanced and ... Read more

    $49.82 AUD

  • American Choral Directors Association

    by Tim Sharp and 1 more

    series Images of America
    American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) was formed in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 24, 1959, by 35 choral directors from around the United States. They aimed to create an organization that would meet the professional needs of all choir directors. To achieve this goal, they made the promotion of excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

    Art and the Politics of the Unpolitical

    by Roger Allen

    Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954) has entered the historical memory as a renowned interpreter of the canon of Austro-German musical masterworks. His extensive legacy of recorded performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Wagneris widely regarded as unsurpassed. Yet more than sixty years after his death he remains a controversial figure: the complexities and equivocacy of his high-profile ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • George Szell's Reign

    Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra

    by Marcia Hansen Kraus

    series Music in American Life
    George Szell was the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. From the boardroom to the stage, Szell's powerful personality affected every aspect of a musical institution he reshaped in his own perfectionist image. Marcia Hansen Kraus's participation in Cleveland's classical musical scene allowed her an intimate view of Szell and his achievements. As a musician ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

    by Harold Rosenbaum

    Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired with the discussion of practical challenges is a discussion of over fifty key works from the choral literature, with ... Read more

    $76.77 AUD

  • Rehearsing the Jazz Band - Resource Book

    Includes Suggested Jazz Charts from Each Author

    by Mary Jo Papich and 1 more

    (Meredith Music Resource). This book provides one huge "room" where everyone can gather to ask questions on the art of rehearsing and listen to answers from people who know. It includes chapters by Caleb Chapman, John Clayton, Jose Antonio Diaz, Curtis Gaesser, Antonio Garcia, Gordon Goodwin, Roosevelt Griffin III, Sherrie Maricle, Ellen Rowe, Roxanne Stevenson, Steve Wiest, and Greg Yasinitsky. ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Constant Lambert

    Beyond <I>The Rio Grande</I>

    by Stephen Lloyd

    To the economist and ballet enthusiast John Maynard Keynes he was potentially the most brilliant man he'd ever met; to Dame Ninette de Valois he was the greatest ballet conductor and advisor this country has ever had; to the composer Denis ApIvor he was the greatest, most lovable, and most entertaining personality of the musical world; whilst to the dance critic Clement Crisp he was quite simply a ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • Symphony No.7 in D Minor - A Conductor's Score - Op.124

    by Charles Villiers Stanford

    First published in 1912, this book contains the original musical notation for Charles V. Stanford's “Symphony No.7, Op.12”, a classical musical composition for orchestra. A wonderful example of Romantic music from the early 19th century, this piece will appeal to musicians and others with an interest in playing Stanford's marvellous compositions. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924) was an ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • Rehearsing

    Critical Connections for the Instrumental Music Conductor

    by John F. Colson

    Following on the heels of his Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble, John Colson takes students to the next level in this conducting practice with the Rehearsing: Critical Connections for the Instrumental Music Conductor. Colson here draws together the critical connections for those seeking to become fully capable and self-assured instrumental music conductors. As Colson argues ... Read more

    $80.18 AUD

  • Quick Reference for Band Directors Who Teach Orchestra

    by Ronald E. Kearns

    The book is intended to help new and veteran band directors develop an orchestra in their school. It outlines step by step what needs to be done before the teacher meets students, preparing for the first rehearsal and first performance, developing syllabi, handbooks and lesson plans as well as maintaining and growing a viable string program. There is a chapter devoted to using technology in the ... Read more

    $32.66 AUD

  • Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained

    by Tommy Swindali

    Embrace Your Inner ArtistDo you struggle writing songs?Have you ever tried learning music theory but found it hard or thought that it wasn't necessary?If you are finding that you are writing songs, and whilst they sound good, there is something missing then read on. What you are missing is the sense of harmony and emotion that professional producers and songwriters have. Your about to discover ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD