Journal of Singing

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 3, January/February

A Conversation with Composer Ricky Ian Gordon, Part 1
IN COMPOSER RICKY IAN GORDON'S LOVELY, colorful apartment in Manhattan, in which he has lived for almost 25 years, we had the following conversation . . .Leslie Holmes: What was it like growing up with three older sisters?Ricky Ian Gordon: It was so...
Adjustment of Glottal Configurations in Singing
INTRODUCTIONVOCAL TIMBRE IS THE CENTRAL QUALITY IN SINGING. On a long-term level basis, singers and their teachers are concerned with "building the instrument," that is, establishing habitual motor control and behavioral patterns for voice production...
Andrew Garland-American Portraits
Andrew Garland-American Portraits. Andrew Garland, baritone; Donna Loewy, piano. (GPR Records B00ARWDS8M; 52:10)Jake Heggie: The Moon is a Mirror. "The Strength of the Lonely," "What the Miner in the Desert Said," "The Old Horse and the City," "What...
Busting the Myth: The Real Scoop on Tea
THE MYTHIT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED that drinking caffeine free "herbal tea" is a positive step in vocal maintenance by offering up the benefits of medicinal botanicals as well as hydration and soothing warmth. In contrast, caffeinated tea is generally...
Domingo-Verdi
Domingo-Verdi. Placido Domingo, baritone; Orquestra de la Communítat Valencíana; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor. (Sony BOOCPWTRAA; 72:02)Don Carlo: "Che parli tu di morte?" "Per me giunto è il di supremo." Ernani: "È questo il loco?" "Oh, de' verd'anni...
Editing Fauré: A Fresh Look at la Bonne Chanson
(ProQuest: ... denotes "strike-through" in the original text omitted.)INTRODUCTIONFOR THE PAST CENTURY both the reputation and performance of Gabriel Fauré's music have suffered in ways that can be imputed (more so than with Debussy or Ravel, for example)...
Editors and Editorials
Happy New Year!Yes, I know, that's how I opened my September/October editorial, along with several others over the years, in order to announce the beginning of a new publication cycle. With this greeting, however, I note not only the onset of a new calendar...
GATEWAY TO FRENCH MÉLODIES. an Anthology of French Song and Interpretation
PATON, JOHN GLENN. GATEWAY TO FRENCH MÉLODIES. An Anthology of French Song and Interpretation. High and Low voice volumes available with or without accompaniment CDs. Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc., 2012."Understanding what you sing is the basic concept...
Jason Robert Brown Plays Jason Robert Brown. 11 Selections from Shows and Albums
BROWN, JASON ROBERT. jason robert brown plays jason robert brown. 11 selections from shows and albums. Women's Edition and Men's Edition, with a CD of Piano Accompaniments performed by Jason Robert Brown. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2012.Jason Robert Brown,...
Letters to the Editor
Dear Dick,I always turn right to your column in JOS, so it was with dismay that I read the latest installment. And yet, as always, you managed to end with a positive message and a good deal of wit. As a singer and teacher who is feeling the first tinges...
Moore, Ben (B. 1960). "The Time to Begin"
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Moore, Ben (b. 1960). "The Time to Begin" (based on a letter of Giuseppe Verdi with additional original text by Ben Moore). For Baritone and Piano. Ben Moore, 2012. B[musical flat] centered; B^sub 2^-F^sub 4^;...
On Breathing and Support
"One who knows how to breathe, knows how to sing." (Pellegrini-Celoni, 1810)1HOW MANY OF YOU AGREE WITH this statement, which dates from over 200 years ago? Based on countless articles, books, jury and audition comments, master classes and clinics, and...
Our Progress in NATS ... So Far
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE SAID, "Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal." Goethe reminds us that we have so much to do and so little time, so we need to be courageous.The best thing we can do is to focus on our NATS mission "to encourage...
Recent Research in Singing
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF RECENT RESEARCH in singing is a brief sampling of articles and dissertations published during the last few years. It is by no means comprehensive and reflects only a small fraction of the available documents.If you have published...
Sing Anything: Mastering Vocal Styles
Gina Latimerlo and Lisa Popeil, Sing Anything: Mastering Vocal Styles. Charleston, SC: Self-published, 2012. Paper, 103 pp., $19.95. ISBN 978-061566596-2 www.singanything.comAt first glance, the tide to this slim volume may smack of hyperbole. "Sing...
Singing in Russian: A Guide to Language and Performance
Emily Olin, Singing in Russian: A Guide to Language and Performance. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2012. Cloth, xix, 233 pp., $70.00; ebook $69.99. ISBN 978-81088116-7 www.scarecrowpress.comFor decades, vocal music was routinely performed in...
So You Want to Sing Voice Pedagogy Series
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE an exciting new voice pedagogy book series to be launched jointly by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Scarecrow Press: the So You Want to Sing series. As independent studio teachers, many of you encounter...
Sulcus Vocalis: An Underrecognized Cause of Hoarseness in Singers
MANY DIFFICULTIES CAN PREVENT SINGERS from reaching their fullest potential. While certain obstacles are technique related, others are the result of medical pathology impairing function with varying degrees of severity. Symptoms of anatomic problems...
Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults/DVD One: Vocal Technique for Young Singers. DVD Two: Adolescent Male Voice Change
Jenevora Williams, Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults. Oxford, UK: Compton Publishing Limited, 2013. Paper, xxvi, 223 pp., $40.00. ISBN 978-1-909082-00-7. Two DVD Set. DVD One: Vocal Technique for Young Singers. DVD Two: Adolescent Male Voice...
Teaching Voice with the Brain in Mind
I AM FREQUENTLY ASKED SOME VARIANT of this question: Exactly how can we apply recent research in cognitive neuroscience to become better teachers, singers, and learners? Compelling news from the cognitive neuroscience front sparks this question, and...
Texting in Italian
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)IN A RECENT ARTICLE on Italian vowel clusters in singing, the present author outlined a method for analyzing all vowel digraphs, in a manner that differed in a few details from the methods usually encountered...
THEATRICAL SONGS. 51 Songs for High Voice and Piano and for Low Voice and Piano
BOLCOM, WILLIAM (b. 1938). THEATRICAL SONGS. 51 Songs for High Voice and Piano and for Low Voice and Piano. Two volumes, same songs. Edward B. Marks Music Company, 2012 (Hal Leonard Corporation).This new collection of songs by William Bolcom contains...
The Combination of Imaging and Computer Simulation: A Likely New Wave in Studio Voice Technology
THE TAPE RECORDER, THE VIDEO CAMERA, and now a variety of sound processing applications on digital systems have become standard aids in studio teaching. They give information to the singer and the teacher, either in real time or with delayed feedback,...
THE OPERA AMERICA SONGBOOK. New Songs Commissioned in Celebration of the Opening of the National Opera Center
THE OPERA AMERICA SONGBOOK. New Songs Commissioned in Celebration of the Opening of the National Opera Center. For Voice and Piano. Edited by Christopher Cerrone, Juan Pablo Contreras, and Scott Wollschleger. Schott Music Corporation, 2012.Since OPERA...
Vaghissima Sembianza. Arie Di Stile Antico Di Stefano Donaudy
Vaghissima sembianza... Arie di Stile Antico di Stefano Donaudy. Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs, soprano; Michael Recchiuti, piano. (La Sirena Records; 64:31)"Amorosi miei giorni," "Se tra l'erba," "Perchè dolce, caro bene," "Perduta ho la speranza," "Ah, mal...
Vocal Parenting Revisited
I know our singing teacher community has made significant progress over the years with regard to developing an affirming attitude toward teaching children to sing. Yet, the nature and substance of inquiries to my studio about voice lessons for children...
Why Sing Art Songs?
RECENTLY, AFTER THE CONCLUSION of a master class, a young teacher approached me with a question that I suspect numerous other teachers (young and older) have grappled with. She wanted to know how to answer her young students who frequently ask, "Why...
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