Choral Resources

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Music download:

o   IMSLP https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

o   Choral counterpart of IMSLP https://www.cpdl.org/wiki/

o   MUSICA: a substantial choral database (subscription) https://www.musicanet.org/en/

o   VARIATIONS (old Indiana University Music Library): literature downloads http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/variations/scores/

Organizations:

o   International Federation for Choral Music https://ifcm.net/index.php

o   American Choral Directors Association ACDA https://acda.org/

o   ChoralNet: ACDA child site for choral communities and discussions https://choralnet.org/

Information:

o   Classical Net: publications, archives, ensembles, etc. http://www.classical.net/

o   Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music DIAMM: vast archive of medieval music manuscripts https://www.diamm.ac.uk/

o   Bach Cantata Website: research and links https://www.bach-cantatas.com/

o   CyberBass: part practice tracks of major choral works: http://www.cyberbass.com/

Choral tools

  • Selected Bibliography

o   Brown, Howard Mayer, Stanley Sadie. Performance Practice: Music After 1600

o   Garrestson, Robert. Choral Music—History, Style, and Performance Practice.

o   Geisler, Ursula. Choral Research: A Global bibliographyhttps://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/5939251/3615357.pdf

o   Green, Jonathan, David Oertel. Choral-Orchestral Repertoire—A Conductor’s Guide.

o   Jeffers, Ron. Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire.

    • Vol. 1 Sacred Latin Texts / Vol. 2 German Texts
    • Vol. 3 French and Italian Texts / Vol. 4 Hebrew Texts

o   Laster, James. Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order. (Also explore other choral publications by The Scarecrow Press)

o   Sharp, Tim. Sacred choral Music Repertoire: Insights for Conductors.

o   Shrock, Dennis. Choral Repertoire.

o   Shrock. Performance Practices in the Baroque Era.

o   Strimple, Nick. Choral Music in the Twentieth Century.

  • Diction charts PDF: (IPAsource.com)

o   French IPA chart: https://www.ipasource.com/media/ipasource/cms/extra/diction/French%20Charts.pdf

o   German IPA chart: https://www.ipasource.com/media/ipasource/cms/extra/diction/German%20Charts.pdf

o   Italian IPA chart: https://www.ipasource.com/media/ipasource/cms/extra/diction/Italian%20Charts.pdf

o   Latin IPA chart: https://www.ipasource.com/media/ipasource/cms/extra/diction/Latin%20Chart.pdf

o   Spanish IPA chart: https://www.ipasource.com/media/ipasource/cms/extra/diction/Spanish%20Chart.pdf

Conducting

o   Bibliography

o   Rabin, Marvin, Prescilla Smith. Guide to Orchestral Bowings Through Musical Styles. (For choral conductors who want to deal with orchestral language) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LiPjMPQ0LY&t=124s

o   Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2_S0hFw3zDl47TtV7iYbu-XhiuSrkgaW

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