By Jeffery L. Ames, Hilary Apfelstadt, Lynne Gackle, James Jordan, Jo-Michael Scheibe, and Phillip A. Swan. Compiled and edited by Hilary Apfelstadt and Jo-Michael Scheibe.
Choosing repertoire is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks choral conductors undertake. And the Teaching Music through Performance in Choir series remains one of the most important resources for choir directors looking for quality repertoire that has been vetted by a distinguished panel of educators.
Each volume in the series contains Teacher Resource Guides for 100 works, organized by difficulty. Selected by a team of leading choir directors, the repertoire in Volume 5 balances SATB literature with works for women’s and men’s choirs, and includes a healthy mix of selections aimed at bringing greater attention to the rich choral culture in Canada.
Featuring the same team of authors as Volume 4, this volume also includes chapters that cover: “More than Spirituals and Concert Gospels: Choral Music in the Western European Tradition by Contemporary African American Composers” by Jeffery Ames; “North of the Border: Accessible Choral Music by Canadian Composers” by Hilary Apfelstadt; “Engaging the Voice, the Mind, and the Spirit: An Effective Approach toward Literature Selection with Treble Voices” by Lynne Gackle; “The Blueprint of Ensemble Musicianship Contained within Chant” by James Jordan; “It’s All About the Up: Journey, Text, Gesture, Music, and Motion” by Jo-Michael Scheibe; and “Community Collaboration: Relevant Programming that Moves Beyond the Classroom and into the Community” by Phillip Swan.
Indexes by title, publisher, and composer/arranger for all five volumes of the series are included, and an extraordinary companion recording of all selections is also available.
There is simply no better way to find and prepare the best choral literature available for achieving excellence in choral music education at all levels. The Teaching Music through Performance in Choir series continues to make a significant contribution to the choral arts.