Historical Music Series

 

The GIA Historical Music Series edited by Dennis Shrock, presents repertoire suitable for performance by public school, college and university, church, and community ensembles, with the purpose of making available to today's conductors lesser-known and previously difficult-to-procure historical masterpieces. The music, drawn from the Renaissance through the Romantic eras, is in performance editions based on the most current and rigorous scholarly research. The musical scores reflect original intent of notation, with all editorial markings and emendations clearly identified as such. In addition, preface material accompanying the music contains literal translations of foreign language texts and information regarding the lives of the composers, genres, and relevant performance practices.

Dennis Shrock

Dennis Shrock

Dennis Shrock is Director of Choral Activities at Texas Christian University and author of Choral Repertoire (Oxford University Press), Music for Choral Conducting Classes (GIA), Performance Practices in the Classical Era (GIA), and Choral Scores (an anthology of music to be published by Oxford University Press in 2012). In addition, he is a frequent lecturer, guest conductor, and clinician – serving as Artist-in-Residence and member of the Conducting Institute at Westminster Choir College (2010), Guest Lecturer and Conductor at Yale University and Visiting Professor of Music at Boston University (2009–2010), Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus (2010), and lecturer at American Choral Directors National Conferences (2009 and 2011).

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