Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Charting (and conducting) individual movements

Mozart Requiem:  Kyrie

Mozart Requiem:  Dies irae

Mozart Requiem:  Rex tremendae majestatis

Mozart Requiem:  Domine Jesu Christe

Full Scores for Analysis

You will be assigned one of the following works.

Mozart - Requiem Mass (full score)  Source:  IMSLP

Mozart - Coronation Mass (full score) Source:  IMSLP

Faure - Requiem Source:  IMSLP

Haydn - Lord Nelson Mass

Brahms - Ein deutches Requiem, op. 45 Source:  IMSLP
According to the directions in Precision Conducting, do a full score analysis of the work according to the instructions on page 4 of the book (also below).

Instructions from Sharp, Precision Conducting:

Choose a large musical work that is divided into multiple sections or movements (preferably one that you are preparing for an upcoming performance) and make a chart similar to the one shown for Messiah. Note that in that example of a full-score chart, movements, text source, difficulty, solos, voicing, keys, page references, movement references, and instrumentation are indicated. Use columns similar to those found in the Messiah example, but be aware that the work you choose to chart may necessitate new categories or columns in order to demonstrate important aspects of the score.

Examples of areas that may be uniquely present in some scores include larger issues related to form, spoken drama, rehearsal track numbers, numbers found in alternate scores, number of measures in a movement, durations, emotional intensity ratings, or any number of sections that could be analyzed and added to the full-score chart. Always remember that the point of this chart is to provide an overview of the full work at a glance.

Choral Conducting - Course Calendar - Spring 2012

See my plan for Choral Conducting here:


Conducting Terms for Spring 2012

Here is a list of the conducting terms that students will master in Spring 2011.


Note that there is a "Quizlet" here for help in learning: