Journal of Singing

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 4, March/April

A Camel Lying on My Heart
WALLACH, JOELLE (b. 1946). A CAMEL LYING ON MY HEART. Six songs of personal exile for high voice and piano. Joelle Wallach, 2000 (CVR). X (modal); B^sub 3^-A^sub 5^; Tess: CR; regular and irregular meters, no changing; slow to medium tempos; WM-D, P/EE-M;...
A Conversation with Richard Stilwell
Talking with Richard Stilwell in a lovely room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Copley Square, Boston . . .Leslie Holmes: You supplied me with the most wonderfully complete resumé, which I suspect you put together. It is so helpful, because you read things...
A Hypothesis about Whistle Voice
YOUNG ADULT FEMALES SOMETIMES STUMBLE upon a very high pitched piccolo-like sound they can produce in their larynx. It is known as whistle voice, or whistle register. When first experienced by a singer, it often startles her as much as a listener. It...
A Meeting of the Minds
IT'S BEEN SAID THAT THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT NO ONE will admit: not being able to hear and having no sense of humor. At the National Singer Training Forum on October 13 and 14, 2007, no such admission needed to be made-there was a lot of "applied hearing,"...
AMERICAN FOLK SET, Book 3
A SET OF FOLKSONG ARRANGEMENTSKOHN, STEVEN MARK, ARR. AMERICAN FOLK SET, Book 3. High and Medium voice volumes. Steven Mark Kohn, 2006 (CVR). Traditional keys; H/C^sub 4^-A[musical flat]^sub 5^, M/A^sub 3^-F^sub 5^; Tess: CR; regular meters, varied tempos;...
A Vocal Arts Celebration: Music City Jubilee
Featured ArtistsDAWN UPSHAW - Featured Guest Artist and Master Class ClinicianDawn Upshaw, Soprano, has achieved international celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire that ranges from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today....
Basics of Singing, Sixth Edition
Jan Schmidt and Heidi Counsell Schmidt, Basics of Singing, Sixth Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Schirmer, 2008. Paper, xiv, 332 pp., $57.49. ISBN 0-495-11531-2. www. thomsonedu.com/music 2 compact disk set available separately, $28.49.Basics of Singing...
BUBBLES. SCOPING THE SOAPS (Week of February 11-15, 2002)
SARGON, SIMON (b. 1938). BUBBLES. SCOPING THE SOAPS (week of February 11-15, 2002) (Tribune Media Services). Duet for Soprano and Baritone with piano accompaniment. Simon A. Sargon, 2002 (CVR). Tonal; Sop/G^sub 3^-G#^sub 5^, Bar/F^sub 2^-F^sub 4^; Tess:...
Consonant Clusters in German, II
IN PART I OF THIS ARTICLE (JOS 64, no. 2 [January/February 2008]), a contrastive analysis of syllable-internal consonant clusters in German and English was presented. Complete inventories of permissible clusters in both onset and coda positions were...
Equations of Light
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)WORKS FOR TWO VOICESLAITMAN, LORI (b.1955). EQUATIONS OF LIGHT (Dana Gioia). Duet for soprano and tenor (optional baritone) with piano accompaniment. Solo version for high voice. Enchanted Knickers Music...
Fresh Patterns
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)_____. FRESH PATTERNS (Emily Dickinson and Annie Finch). Two sopranos. Enchanted Knickers Music (BMI), 2003 (CVR). Tonal; Sop I (solo)/D^sub 4^-G^sub 5^, (duet)/CVA#^sub 4^, Sop II (solo)/C#^sub 4^-A^sub...
Gabriel Fauré Mélodies/Folk Songs of the British Isles as Arranged by Benjamin Britten
Gabriel Fauré Mélodies. Maria Jette, soprano; Judith Kogan, harp. (Centaur CRC 2508; 58:21)"Nuit," "Lydia," "Les roses d'Ispahan," "Clair de lune," "Mandoline," "En prière," "Noël," "Adieu," "Berceuse," "Ici-bas," "Au bord de l'eau," "Les berceaux,"...
Gender Specific
WHILE PREPARING THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS EDITION OF Journal of Singing, I was intrigued by Sharon Mabry's discussion concerning cross-gender repertoire developed in her "New Directions" column. The concept of gender specificity in art song never having...
Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors-The Historic 1955 Telecast
Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors-The Historic 1955 Telecast. Amahl: Bill Mclver; Mother: Rosemary Kuhlmann; Kaspar: Andrew McKinley; Melchior: David Aiken; Balthazar: Leon Lishner; Page: Francis Monachino. Symphony of the Air. Thomas...
How Do I Maintain Longevity of My Voice?
THOSE WHO USE THEIR VOICE PROFESSIONALLY for singing, acting, teaching, counseling, public speaking, telecommunications, oration, or other venues, need to maintain good vocal hygiene to sustain reliable, lifelong professional voice use. Like dental hygiene,...
Letters from Emily
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)TWO SONG CYCLESBAKSA, ROBERT (b. 1938). LETTERS FROM EMILY. Sixteen new songs to poems of Emily Dickinson. Volume One. Composers Library Editions, 2007 (Theodore Presser). Tonal; D^sub 4^-A^sub 5^; Tess:...
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor,I read in Inter Nos that, again this year, the NATS Intern Program is featuring a private studio master teacher and seeking private studio interns.Further perusal indicates that that one master teacher will, as well as specialize in the...
Music Theater Singing . . . Let's Talk. Part 1: On the Relationship of Speech and Singing
INTRODUCTION"Si canta come si parla" (one sings as one speaks); "Chi pronuncia bene, canta bene" (who enunciates well, sings well).These adages have long been a part of the useful reservoir of pedagogical language. They embody the conviction that the...
On a Photograph
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)_____________. ON A PHOTOGRAPH (John Wood). For Mezzo soprano and Baritone, solo and duet versions, with piano accompaniment. Enchanted Knickers Music (BMI), 2005 (CVR). Tonal; Mezzo/C^sub 4^-G[musical...
Open Throat: Acoustic and Perceptual Support for Pedagogic Practice
INTRODUCTION"Open throat" is a term regularly used in the singing studio. It is a pedagogic concept transmitted through the oral tradition of singing. Mitchell and Kenny examined the technique in the modern singing studio using qualitative, acoustic,...
Plugging the Holes
prov.e.nance (prov'e-nens) n. Place of origin, source. [LAT. Provenire, to originate.]I often find myself browsing through old books and magazines in used book stores and antique shops. It is not unusual to find occasionally an old copy of The Etude...
Private First Class Jesse Givens
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)HOIBY, LEE (b. 1926). PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JESSE GIVENS (Jesse Givens). Baritone Voice with Piano Accompaniment, "to the fallen in Iraq." Rock Valley Music Co., 2006 (CVR). Tonal; B^sub 2^-G^sub 4^; Tess:...
Songs and Encores
Songs and Encores. Judith Bettina, soprano. James Goldsworthy, piano. (Bridge 9199; 72:36)Milton Babbitt: "Phonemena," "The Walter in the House," "Now Evening After Evening," "Pantun." Chester Biscardi: "Baby Song of the Four Winds," "Recovering," "Guru."...
The Art of Bel Canto in the Italian Baroque. A Study of the Original Sources
Edward V. Foreman, The Art of bel canto in the Italian Baroque. A Study of the Original Sources. Minneapolis: Pro musica press, 2006, xx, 465 pp., $50.00. ISBN 1-887117-17-2In voice pedagogy-a field in which unanimity exists on few topics-bel canto is...
The Fable of Adolphe Nourrit
STANDING IN THE COURTYARD OF THE HOTEL BARBAJA IN NAPLES, I looked up to the balcony from which the famous nineteenth century tenor Adolphe Nourrit (1802-1839) jumped to his death. In operatic circles, a fable has grown up around Nourrit: he sang his...
The Road Not Taken
The study and presentation of solo vocal repertoire is steeped with traditions. Historically, singers have been trained to walk, stand, acknowledge applause, and sing on recitals and other concert formats in particular ways that follow both written and...
The Senator's Stump Speech
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)ONE CONCERT ARIAKOHN, STEVEN MARK (b. 1957). THE SENATOR'S STUMP SPEECH. A concert aria for medium-high (or medium-low) voice and piano. Steven Mark Kohn-Quiet Room Music (BMI), 2006 (CVR). Tonal; Med-H/C^sub...
The Singer's Companion
Sharon Stohrer, The Singer's Companion. New York: Routledge, 2006. Paper, xi, 121 pp., $24.95. ISBN 041597698-7. www.routledge-ny.comThe curriculum of voice pedagogy extends far beyond technique and repertoire. Teachers of singing routinely instruct...
This Is Your Brain on Song
The human brain is a marvelous and mysterious organ. It is responsible for everything that we do, say, think, and feel. It is responsible for every action that a singer makes in the physical and emotional act of singing. William Vennard said: "The brain...
To Dream Again
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)TWO SONGSBOURY, ROBERT. TO DREAM AGAIN (William Shakespeare). C. F. Peters, 2005. G minor-E[musical flat] major; D^sub 4^-A[musical flat]^sub 5^; Tess: M; C, 3/2, 2/4, 2/2, Agitato (...) V/M, P/mE-M; 6...
To Turn Singing on Its Ear: The Singer's Voice and the Tomatis Listening Curve, Part II
INTRODUCTIONIN PART I OF THIS ARTICLE (Journal of Singing 63, no. 4 [March/April 2007]: 405-413), the theories and clinical method of the French otorhinolaryngologist, Alfred Tomatis, were presented, with a discussion of how they relate to singing. Briefly...
Understanding Performance Anxiety
WITHIN THE VOCAL COMMUNITY EXISTS a convenient notion, asserting that there will be very little difference between the performance levels of equally elite singers. For example, at an audition in which the vocal skills of all singing participants are...
Voice Science and Vocal Art, Part Two: Motor Learning Theory
PART ONE OF THE PRESENT STUDY, "Voice Science and Vocal Art: In Search of Common Ground" (Journal of Singing 64, no. 2 [November/December 2007]: 141-150), explored the historical relationship between the two most prominent modes of understanding and...
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