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Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning: Gesture, Voice, Identity
- Author: Garnett, Liz
valuable for those interested in delving deeper into the study of conducting and the social and cultural issues that lead people to join the musical ensembles they do —
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- Contents: Introduction: choral conducting in context
- Part I How to Study Conducting: Model, Method, Metalanguage: How do people think about conducting?
- From ethnography to peer research
- How to write about conducting. Part II Choral Singing and Enculturation: Defining choral culture: what counts as choral?
- Creating choral culture: the dos and don'ts
- Maintaining choral culture: policing the boundaries. Part III Conducting Gesture and Musical Thought: Different styles, different gestures
- Different styles, common ground
- Metaphoric gesture and embodied musical meaning
- Spontaneous gesture and the ensemble. Part IV The Conductor-Choir Bond: Monkey see, monkey do
- Making use of the conductor-choir bond