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Quick tips for tackling new music with your choir

Introducing new music to your choir is all about balance. You know there’s going to be a learning curve, but you want to make sure that all your rehearsals are enjoyable. Here are my quick tips for getting the balance right. Do your homework A successful introduction of new music will depend largely on how […]

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How to stay true to a composer’s intentions

In his 1981 book The Composer’s Advocate, Erich Leinsdorf proposed a philosophy of musical performance based on three premises:- 1. Great composers knew what they wanted. 2. The interpreter must have the means at his disposal to grasp the composer’s intentions. 3. Music must be read with knowledge and imagination – without necessarily believing every […]

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