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The Joy of Singing - For Further Reading

We recommend the following resources in your study of vocal music:

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

  • Benson, Herbert. The Relaxation Response. New York: Morrow and Co. Inc., 1975.
  • Conable, Barbara and William Conable. How to Learn the Alexander Technique. Portland, OR: Andover Press, 1995.
  • McKinney, James. The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1982.
  • Thurmann, Leon and Graham Welch. Bodymind & Voice. The VoiceCare Network, 2000.
  • Vennard, William. Singing: The Mechanism and the Technique. New York: Carl Fischer, 1967.
  • Sundberg, Johan. "The Acoustics of the Singing Voice," Scientific American. Vol. 236, No. 3. New York: Scientific American, Inc., March 1977.
  • "The Respiratory System, Pharynx and Larynx, Ear, Nose and Throat." The World's Best Anatomical Charts. Skokie, IL: The Anatomical Chart Co., 1995.

DICTION

  • Bernac, Pierre. The Interpretation of French Song. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970.
  • Colorni, Evelina. Singer's Italian. New York: Schirmer Books, 1970.
  • Grubb, Thomas. Singing In French. New York: Schirmer Books, 1979.
  • International Phonetic Association. The Principles of the IPA. London: University College, 1961.
  • Marshall, Madeleine. The Singer's Manual of English Diction. New York: Schirmer Books, 1953.
  • Moriarty, John. Diction. Boston: E.C. Schirmer Music Company, 1975.

The Joy of Singing - Video Resources Listed in Sequence

"America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" Arr. Robert Edgerton. Used by permission of Shawnee Press, Inc., performed by the Soldiers' Chorus.

"Act I Finale" from La Cenerentola, Gioacchino Rossini. Used by permission of Belwin Mills Pub. Corp., performed by Bel Canto.

Quote by Nellie Melba, The Music Lover's Quotation Book, Compiled and Edited by Kathleen Kimball. Used by permission of Sound and Vision, 1990.

"Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden" J.S. Bach. Used by permission of C.F. Peters Corporation, performed by the Soldiers' Chorus, 2 oboes, english horn, bassoon, organ.

Rose Windows and Architectural Interiors, Rose Windows, Painton Cowen. Used by permission of Chronicle Books- A Prism Edition, 1979.

Diaphragm animation, Bodyworks. Used by permission of The Learning Co., 1994.

Vocal Fold Illustration, Used by permission of Anatomical Chart Co., 1993, 1995.

Quote by John Logan, The Music Lover's Quotation Book, Compiled and Edited by Kathleen Kimball. Used by permission of Sound and Vision, 1990.

"Shenandoah" arr. James Erb. Used by permission of Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc., performed by the Soldiers' Chorus.

Winter in the Mountains, a Pantheist Poem: Morning, 1900, Vittore Grubicy. 1900: Art at the Crossroads, Robert Rosenblum, Maryanne Stevens, Ann Dumas. Used by permission of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000.

Quote by Ben Johnson, The Music Lover's Quotation Book, Compiled and Edited by Kathleen Kimball. Used by permission of Sound and Vision, 1990.

"Vita de la mia vita" Luca Marenzio, Used by permission of American Institute of Musicology, performed by the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Oriental Poppies, Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia O'Keeffe: Art and Letters, Jack Cowart, Juan Hamilton. Used by permission of Little, Brown and Co., Inc., 1987.

Quote by Phil Jackson, Sacred Hoops. Used by permission of Hyperion, 1995.

Quote by Wynton Marsalis, Marsalis on Music, Wynton Marsalis. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1995.

"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling and Milton Gabler, Arr. Kirby Shaw, Used by permission of RYTVOC, Inc., performed by Vocal Ease.

Reflection of the Big Dipper, Number 1, 1949, Number 3, 1949: Tiger, Jackson Pollock, Jackson Pollock, Kirk Varnedoe, Pepe Karmel. Used by permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1998.

Quote by Confucius, The Music Lover's Quotation Book, Compiled and Edited by Kathleen Kimball. Used by permission of Sound and Vision, 1990.

"Dry Bones!" Arr. Robert L. Jefferson. Used by permission of Theodore Presser Co., performed by the Soldiers' Chorus.

Album Quilt, Jesse Covington. Souls Grown Deep, African American Vernacular Art, Paul Arnett, William Arnett. Used by permission of Tinwood Books, 2000.

Quote by Robert Schumann, The Music Lover's Quotation Book, Compiled and Edited by Kathleen Kimball. Used by permission of Sound and Vision, 1990.

"Where is Love?" Arranger unknown (Handwritten manuscript), performed by SoundOff!

The Starry Night , Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh, Meyer Schapiro. Used by permission of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983.

Food Guide Pyramid, Used by permission of The US Department of Agriculture.

Quote by Jessye Norman, Used by permission of American Music Teacher, 1998.

"Zion's Walls" Aaron Copland. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., performed by the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus.

Country Fair, Grandma Anna Moses. Grandma Moses: 25 Masterworks, Jane Kallir. Used by permission of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" Arr. Peter J. Wilhousky. Used by permission of Carl Fischer, Inc., performed by the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus.

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