Journal of Singing

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 4, March/April

A Conversation with Noel Espíritu Velasco, Part 2
Continuing my conversion with tenor Noel Espíritu Velasco . . .Leslie Holmes: You were at the University of the Philippines for-if I'm not crazy-thirteen years.Noel Espíritu Velasco: Yes, because I was like [the] Wandering Jew. I started in 1965, planning...
A Fresh Look at the Songs of Virgil Thomson
INTRODUCTIONVIRGIL THOMSON'S SONGS, although interestingly varied in content and high in quality, are typically not given their due, either in university level song literature classes or on the concert stage. When it comes to American song composers,...
America 1968
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)CIPULLO, TOM (b. 1960). AMERICA 1968 (Robert Hayden). Baritone Voice and Piano. Tom Cipullo, 2008 (CVR, 2009). Quasi tonal and X; G^sub 2^-G[musical flat]^sub 4^; Tess: M-H; regular and irregular changing meters;...
Anna Netrebko: Live at the Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko: Live At The Metropolitan Opera. Anna Netrebko, soprano; Ekaterina Semenchuk, mezzo soprano; Juan Diego Florez, Joseph Calleja, Piotr Beczala, Roberto Alagna, tenors; Dimitri Hvorostovksy, Mariusz Kwiecien, Gerald Finley, baritones; Simone...
Bobble-Heads
prov*e*nance (prov'e-nens) n. Place of origin, source. [LAT. Provenire, to originate.]I RECENTLY HAD THE PLEASURE of traveling to Columbia, South Carolina, where I met with wonderful NATS colleagues for their state-wide conference. I gave two lectures...
Dispelling Vocal Myths. Part 3: "Sing OVER Your Cold!"
VOCAL FOLD SWELLING: MYTHS AND FACTSTHIS, THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES about misconceptions that singers harbor about their instruments,1 examines some myths and truths about vocal fold swelling, particularly as it pertains to upper respiratory...
How Young Is Too Young? Teaching the Unchanged Voice
AN INTERESTING TREND OVER THE LAST HALF-DOZEN YEARS is that younger children want to take voice lessons. In 2009, a local community music school director reported that half the requests for voice lessons came from children under the age of twelve. It...
Life in Opera
Maria-Cristina Necula, Life in Opera. New York: Amadeus Press, 2009. Cloth, x, 327 pp., $24.99. ISBN 978-1-57467-179-7 www.amadeuspress.comMaria-Cristina Necula, an aspiring singer and writer, conducted an interview with baritone Dwayne Croft in 2000....
Literally Grieg
Beryl Foster, Literally Grieg. St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England: Lindsay Music, 2011. Paper, 113 pp., $28.95. ISBN 0859570584 www.linsdaymusic. co.uk, available for purchase in North American at www.calliopemusic. store.comAlthough Edvard Grieg wrote...
New Technology for Teaching Voice Science and Pedagogy: The Madde Synthesizer (Svante Granqvist)
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)TEACHING VOICE ACOUSTICS to undergraduates is often met with resistance from those students less science inclined. This may be due in part to real aptitude differences, but perhaps is more often related to students'...
Orlando and NATS
ORLANDO. THE NAME ALONE brings images of delight to children of all ages. Legends abound regarding the source of the city's name. Was it taken from Orlando Reeves, a soldier who died in 1835 during the Second Seminole War? Or was it named after Orlando...
Repertoire for Child Singers
IT WAS A CHALLENGING WEEK OF TEACHING, that first week in October, 2011. No fewer than four of my eleven year old female students came to their lessons wanting to sing an Adele song. For those out of the CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) loop, Adele...
Roads Less Traveled: Rediscovering the Baritone Song Sets of Gerald Finzi
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDWHEN SELECTING ENGLISH ART SONG for male voices, the songs of Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) are often overlooked. With the exception of Let Us Garlands Bring, a set of five Shakespeare songs, Finzi's works are rarely included in...
Roaring Lions and Crying Babies
IT SEEMS PREPOSTEROUS that two vocalizations that are rarely compared side-by-side, the roar of a lion or tiger and the cry of a human infant, could have anything in common. One is the sound of strength and dominance, the other the sound of pure helplessness....
Setting Emily
Musicians wrestle everywhereAll day-among the crowded airI hear the silver strife . . .-Emily Dickinson1ENIGMATIC. INTENSE. SECLUDED. PASSIONATE. All these terms could describe poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), now recognized as one of America's most...
Solo Song Settings of the Poetry of Walter De la Mare. A Bibliography
Adèle Paxton, Solo Song Settings of the Poetry of Walter de la Mare. A Bibliography. London: Walter de la Mare Society, 2011, 78 pp. Free digital access by emailing Giles de la Mare at giles@dial.pipex.com. Printed copy available for purchase, £10.00...
The Future of Singing Voice Rehabilitation as a Profession: A Suggested Curriculum of Study for the Training of Singing Voice Specialists
[The following article is a modification of a book chapter in Wicklund, Singing Voice Rehabilitation: A Guide for the Voice Teacher and Speech-Language Pathologist, 2010, and is reprinted with permission from DelMar Cengage Press.]A VOICE TEACHER WHO...
The Lullabies of Max Reger
INTRODUCTIONLULLABIES ARE AMONG THE OLDEST FORMS of musical expression, stemming from the deep nurturing love of a mother for her child. These tender, usually gentle melodies envelop the baby in the warm security of the mother's voice, at once soothing...
The Multitasking Monster
THIS ARTICLE IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT of a series loosely grouped under the rubric "Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age," in which I have considered the effects of digital technology on both teaching and learning.1 In order to understand these effects,...
The Perfected Life
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)LAITMAN, LORI (b. 1955). THE PERFECTED LIFE (Emily Dickinson) for Mezzo-Soprano Voice and Piano. Enchanted Knickers Music (BMI), 2005-2006 (CVR). Tonal with shifting harmonies; B[musical flat]^sub 3^-F^sub 5^;...
To Be or Not to Be: Notes on the Muted E, Part 1
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONTHE TOPIC OF the muted e in French versification and lyric diction has always been a problematic one, but never did it stir so much passion as it did at the close of the nineteenth century. The rise...
Two Plus One: Duets for Soprano and Baritone with Piano
Two Plus One: Duets for Soprano and Baritone with Piano. Carole FitzPatrick, soprano; Robert Barefield, baritone; Eckart Sellheim, piano. (Cavalli Records CCD 334; 59:59)James DeMars: "Listening Into Night." Foster: "Wilt Thou be Gone," "Mr. and Mrs....
Vedem
Lori Laitman: Vedem. Angela Niederloh, mezzo soprano; Ross Hauck, tenor; The Northwest Boychoir; Music of Remembrance; Mina Miller, piano. (Naxos 8.559685; 61:18)I. The Transports: "Hear my story now," "Memories of Prague." II. Home Number One: "Home...
Yoga for Singers: Freeing Your Voice and Spirit through Yoga
Linda Lister, Yoga for Singers: Freeing Your Voice and Spirit Through Yoga. Published by lulu.com, 2011, 164 pp. Print version, $25.00; e-book $15.99; e-book PDF format, $12.99. www.yogaforsingers.comYoga is part of mainstream fitness trends, as evidenced...
Your Voice Counts
IT IS MY FERVENT HOPE that the significance of April 16 will be lost on considerably fewer voice practitioners than was the case a year ago. NATS members and other readers of the Journal of Singing need to consider themselves the vanguard for all matters...
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