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Conducting an Amateur Orchestra

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ISBN 9780674430044

Publication Date: 01/01/1951

128 pages

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An experienced and successful conductor tells how to manage and direct an amateur orchestra. Dealing not so much with podium technique as with work behind the scenes, Malcolm Holmes gives excellent advice on how to win the allegiance and develop the talents of amateur musicians. He shows how to start an orchestra and how to improve one already in existence. He provides practical concrete information on methods of organization and administration; effective use of limited rehearsal time; sources of unstereotyped program material; and cooperation with other groups in joint concerts, operas, and operettas. Everyone concerned with school, college, camp, or community music will find this book an invaluable guide.

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