Global Vision Publishing House


Style in Singing


Author: W.E. Haslam
ISBN: 9788194730095
Price: INR 950
Edition: 1st
Year: 2021
Pages: 116
Size: 14.5×21.5cm
Weight: 260gms
Publishers: Global Vision Publishing House



About the Book

Works treating of the laws governing the effective interpretation of instrumental music exist. Some of them, by acknowledged and competent authorities, have thrown valuable light on a most important element of musical art. Had I not believed that a similar need existed in connection with singing, this addition to vocal literature would not have been written.In a succeeding volume on “Lyric Declamation: Recitative, Song and Ballad Singing,” will be discussed the practical application of these basic principles of Style to the vocal music of the German, French, Italian and other national schools.

This early works on Style in Singing contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900’s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Excerpt from Style in Singing

This last tone was delivered with the full force and brilliance of her magnificent voice, and was prolonged until the thrill produced in the listener became almost painful in its intensity. Again I ask, why did this world-famous singer perform this passage always in the same way? Unreflecting people may reply vaguely that it was because the artist sang with expression. But what constitutes expression in singing? No great artist – no matter what the vehicle or medium through which his art finds manifestation – does anything at random. The wind bloweth where it listeth only in appearance; in reality, it is governed by immutable law. Similarly, the outward form of an art is only apparently dictated by caprice and freedom from rule. The effective presentation of every art is based on well-defined and accepted principles. And it is with the earnest desire to throw light on this most important phase of vocal art, that I present the principles of Style in Singmg.


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