Anyone who has ever wanted to delve into the minds of leading composers for choir will be enlightened by the commentary of leading choral voices in Composers on Composing for Choir. Learn how Libby Larsen views the changing role of the twenty-first-century composer and how she sees the performance art evolving in years to come. Uncover René Clausens approach to selecting poetic texts for his pieces. Read John Rutters commentary on singing as an expression of our deepest selves' and why he thinks amateur music making is so important.
In addition, master composers David N. Childs, Morten Lauridsen, Kirke Mechem, James Mulholland, Z. Randall Stroope, André Thomas, and Gwyneth Walker share their insights on writing for choir.
The insights in Composers on Composing for Choir will help any choral professional bring more thoughtful interpretations and more musically sensitive performances to some of the best choral literature.