Choral Singing. Histories and Practices

Ursula Geisler (Editor), Karin Johansson (Editor)

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Choral practice can be seen as a field of simultaneous (re)presentation,
(re)production and (re)creation. These three aspects and discourses interact
on both collective and individual levels. They bring to the fore questions
about how the collective voice represents societal development and change
at the same time as it is conceived as an individual source of
entertainment, relaxation or the experience of fine art. This anthology combines articles from a wide range of disciplines and
perspectives. It includes a selection of papers held at the
International Conference on the
Concepts and Practices of Choral Singing which was held in Lund, Sweden, in
October 2012. Thematically, these cover relevant choral topics from
the 19th century until today. This is usually regarded as the time scope
during which the secular choral practice of today has developed. However,
some written sources bear witness of choral practices that can be traced
back to the times of antique tragedy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-6331-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Music


  • Chor
  • choir
  • choral singing
  • choral practice
  • choral research
  • Chorforschung
  • L'art choral
  • singing practice


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