Vocal Music


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Vocal Music

 

music intended to be sung. Vocal music includes works for one, several, or many voices without accompaniment (solo songs, ensembles, a cappella choruses) and any works for singing with instrumental accompaniment. In all vocal music compositions the human voice has the leading role. With the exception of a few varieties, vocal works are connected with the words or a poetic text by singing. (See.)

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Both the Western and the Chinese vocal music divisions are under the administration of the voice department in a music institution.
Members of the Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music perform the traditional Swedish carol service' Above, Dean of B'ham Cathedral, the Very Reverend Robert Wilkes with Deputy Mayor Coun John Hood and the Bishop of B'ham David Urquhart' right, sponsors for the evening Doug Stenson, Sandvik' Hugh Carslake, Martineau Johnson' Patrick Hanlon, Handelsbanken and Sven Rost, SSAB' Swedish music student Mimi Terris as Santa Lucia
MEDIUM makes its strongest appearance at 784-789 where vocal music and instrumental music divide with enumerations through FORM/GENRE for vocal music and further subdivisions of MEDIUM (string instruments, wind instruments, etc.
As well as the main choir, a smaller vocal consort and its own baroque orchestra, Ex Cathedra runs two training choirs - the Academy of Vocal Music for young singers aged 17-23, and the Junior Academy which was added in 2001 for children aged between seven and 16.
A vocal music instructor at Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, he previously taught vocal music at Manuel Dominguez High School in the Compton Unified School District.
Far from repeating the lessons of earlier scholarship, these authors prove anew that our fascination is justified, that the peculiar force of the vocal music of the period lies in the richness of its musico-poetic dialectic which we have not yet fully plumbed.
In reviving it for her company, Maria Benitez included the original vocal music and text to enhance the themes of love and magic that dominate the libretto.
However, although a number of his part songs appear in contemporary manuscript collections in versions for solo voice with lute and an interest in solo vocal music is apparent in his "Epistle to the Reader" in Psalmes, Sonets, and Songs (1588) where he describes his songs as "originally made for instruments to express the harmony, and one voice to pronounce the ditty," Byrd published no secular songs for solo voice and did not partake in the vogue for the lute song in the early decades of the seventeenth century.
Allegro also provides a comprehensive and balanced service for the entire audience, including vocal music in both English and French.
The Santa Lucia Candlelit Service was organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and included performances by the Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music.
Draayer is a voice professor and advocate of Spanish vocal music.
Coun John Hood received the Christmas tree on behalf of the city as youngsters from the Junior Academy and the Academy of Vocal Music sang seasonal songs and carols.