The definitive work in its field! Since its original publication, the Emmons-Sonntag text has continually stood out as the definitive work on the song recital. The book presents imaginative advice and practical techniques for producing successful recitals and kindling audience excitement. Every aspect of the recital is covered, from building programs and the use of acting skills to the relationship between the singer and the accompanist. Singers of all levels and backgrounds will benefit from the authors' vast experience in the performance of song recitals as a singer/accompanist team. The comprehensive repertoire lists, now organized by voice and instrumentation as well as by composer, appeal to both students and professional musicians. Readers will agree that the authors have met their goal of providing "extensive, thoroughgoing, and definitive insights into the attributes that can render the song recital at once a great art and a magnificent entertainment." Includes new, 25-page Repertoire Lists by Voice and Instrument(s).
Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Davids-LaTour, Vocal Technique: A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers (ISBN 9781577667827); David Blair McClosky, with members of the McClosky Institute of Voice, Your Voice at Its Best: Enhancement of the Healthy Voice, Help for the Troubled Voice, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577667056); and Stanton, Steps to Singing for Voice Classes, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577661351).