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Choral Music: A Starting Guide

Part I: Where to Find Choral Music Materials in the UNLV Music Library
  • Biographies of composers: ML410 (Lied Library)
  • Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred) with or without solo voices: M1610
  • Choruses, cantatas, etc.: M2020-M2036
  • Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied: M1547-M1600
  • Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble: M1530-M1546.5
  • Oratorios: M2000-M2007
  • Service music (Masses, etc.): M2010-M2017.6
  • Unison choruses: M1609
Part II: Representative Subject Headings for Choral Music
Part III: Useful Sources
Books

Anderson, Thomas L. (Thomas Lee). Sing Choral Music At Sight. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1992.
Lied Book Stacks MT870 .A64 1992

Decker, Harold A. Choral Conducting: Focus on Communication. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1988.
Lied Book Stacks MT85 .D315 1988

Durrant, Colin. Choral Conducting: Philosophy and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2003.
Lied Book Stacks MT85 .D76 2003

Garreston, Robert L. Conducting Choral Music. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Lied Book Stacks MT85.G175 C6 1998

Jordan, James Mark. Evoking Sound: Fundamentals of Choral Conducting and Rehearsing. Chicago: GIA Publications, 1996.
Lied Book Stacks MT85 .J63 1996

May, William V. Pronunciation Guide for Choral Literature: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Spanish. Denton: North Texas State University, 1988, 1987.
Lied Book Stacks MT883 .M39x 1988

Neuen, Donald. Choral Concepts. Belmont, CA: Schirmer/Thomson Learning, 2002.
Lied Book Stacks MT85 .N48 2002

Sharp, Avery T. Choral Music: A Research and Information Guide. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.
Music Ref. ML128.C48 S53 2002

Strimple, Nick. Choral Music in the Twentieth Century. Portland, Or.: Amadeus Press, 2002.
Lied Book Stacks ML1506 .S77 2002

Willetts, Sandra. Beyond the Downbeat: Choral Rehearsal Skills and Techniques. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000.
Lied Book Stacks MT85 .W58 2000

Young, Percy M. (Percy Marshall). The Choral Tradition: [An Historical and Analytical Survey from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day]. New York: Norton, 1981.
Lied Book Stacks ML1500 .Y7 1981

Videos

Artistic Musical Conducting. Fayston, VT: Choral Excellence Series, 2002.
UNLV Music Media MT88 .A77 2002 (DVD)

The Children's Choir. Chicago, IL: ACDA, 1988.
UNLV Music Media MT915 .C45x (VHS)

Donald Neuen's Choral Techniques and Methods. Fayston, VT: Choral Excellence Series, 2002.
UNLV Music Media MT88 .D65 2000 (DVD)

Vocal Master Class with Robert Merrill. [Reston, VA]: Music Educators National Conference, 1990.
UNLV Music Media MT875 .V62 (VHS)

Part IV: Periodicals

American Choral Review.
Lied Periodicals ML1 .A36

The Choral Journal.
Lied Periodicals ML1 .C656