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MUS 3300: Choral Conducting and Literature

From the WMU Undergraduate Catalog: "The fundamentals of choral conducting are presented, including patterns and rehearsal techniques. The study and selection of literature appropriate to various levels of junior and senior high school choirs is included.

Resource "Hunt"

Find a score, a book, and an article to support study of one of these works that you have studied:

  • "O Grosse Lieb" from Johannes Passion BWV 245, by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Locus Iste by Anton Bruckner
  • "He that shall endure to the end" from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Daemon Irrepit Callidus by György Orbán

This will prepare you to find similar resources for your assignment on Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb.

You can search for scores in Library Search, using the Books and Media search, entering the composer as author, and the title if you know it. This is a good way to find Circulating Scores. You may also be able to find works in the Collected Works of Composers, and these might not be listed in Library Search. To learn more about how scores are shelved in the Music and Dance Library, go to Virtual Tour of Choral Literature Resources: Scores.

Books can be found by searching in Library Search, using the Books and Media search, entering the composer as subject.  To learn more about how books are shelved in the Music and Dance Library, go to Virtual Tour of Choral Literature Resources: Books.

Articles can be found by searching in Library Search, using the Articles search. You might try the composer's name and the work you are studying as keywords. You may narrow your search results by clicking on the links on the left hand side of the search results page. Look for links labeled "Full Text" or buttons labeled "Article Linker" with the WMU "W" Logo.