The Music Director's Guide to Musical Literature (For Voices and Instruments)

The Music Director's Guide to Musical Literature (For Voices and Instruments)

The Music Director's Guide to Musical Literature (For Voices and Instruments)

The Music Director's Guide to Musical Literature (For Voices and Instruments)

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In making a survey of musical literature suitable for amateur performance, it is first of all necessary to understand the character of the forces involved in such performance. All through these chapters reference will be made to a leader (the music director or program maker) on the one hand, and a body of undergraduates, amateurs, or members of a musical society on the other.

THE LEADER

The personality of the leader will not be ambiguous. He must be a musician, not necessarily a professional, with not only an inherent capacity to feel music profoundly and to live in it, but also the ability to impart his musical emotions and experiences to those who come into the sphere of his influence and submit themselves to his directions. The expert can do a great deal by means of precise indications, corrections, admonishment, and patient, persistent work: he will achieve carefully thought out, maybe even outwardly flawless . . .

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