Hawley Ades: Choral Arranging - Expanded Edition

Books | Choral

Publisher: Shawnee Press
Author: Hawley Ades
Format: Books | Theory
A unique book that authoritatively discusses how to create effective vocal arrangements and techniques in virtually every major kind of vocal ensemble; sacred, secular and Baroque to Jazz. Contains more than 270 illustrated examples, plus an index, study suggestions and a comprehensive bibliography.
ISBN: 9781423499879
No of pages: 304
Language: English
Catalogue No: SP11364

          Musicroom Reviews

          This is a very comprehensive treatise on the art of choral arranging. The author is very logical in his approach to the topic and after a very user-friendly introduction on voicing in effetive 4-part harmony, he proceeds to devote individual chapters on a hugely comprehensive list of arranging formats. There are plenty of examples to enhance the understanding of the points made, and I particularly like the range of styles included, alongside the suggestions for further study as well as a wonderfully comprehensive listening list in the appendix. I have decided to make this the required reading book for my arranging students. This is a complex study area but I believe the author's wealth of experience has paid dividends in making the topic enjoyable as well as rigorous - a difficult balance to strike! I believe this book is a MUST for any would-be arranger!
          Anonymous - (Bognor Regis, United Kingdom)