A practical handbook for working vocally with children aged 8 to 12 years. Singing means the development of the personality... and this involves more than just performing songs. Illustrated with vivid photographs, drawings and examples in musical notation and clearly organized according to topics this book contains: Breathing, speech and vocal games Rhythmic and movement games Games for listening and invention Dances and songs Aids to acquiring a sense of pitch and intonation Models for the structuring of a lesson Detailed background information and explanation of all games and topics From the Foreword by Regina Pauls: The interconnection between singing, making music, speaking and movement is made transparent and is presented in a practical way through the musical competence of the author. She has been able to give a pictorial description of the children's involvement with their artistic activities. Many varied forms of teaching and learning, methods, means, and the experience of aesthetic processes are introduced, which enable the reader to understand pleasurably the learning process from experience to structure.
"Set in rural Virginia, False dandelions is a contemporary Southern crime fiction novel filled with romance, small town secrets, broken dreams and murder as locals from Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, including a young disabled Iraq war veteran, stop a misguided band of Washington, DC criminals from setting up shop in their quiet town."--Page 4 of cover.
Musical works for chorus are among the great masterpieces of 20th-century art. This guide, the first truly comprehensive volume on the choral music of the last century, covers the spectacular range of music for vocal ensembles, from Saint-Saens to Tan Dun. The book will be essential to every choral conductor and a valuable resource for choir members, choral societies and choruses.
"Those with a taste for the balance and humour of Austen will find a worthy companion volume."-Book News The weddings are over. The guests (including millions of readers and viewers) wish the two happy couples health and happiness. As the music swells and the credits roll, two things are certain: Jane and Bingley will want for nothing, while Elizabeth and Darcy are to be the happiest couple in the world! The couples' personal stories of love, marriage, money, and children are woven together with the threads of social and political history of nineteenth century England. As changes in industry and agriculture affect the people of Pemberley and the neighboring countryside, the Darcys strive to be progressive and forward-looking while upholding beloved traditions. Rebecca Ann Collins follows them in imagination, observing and chronicling their passage through the landscape of their surroundings, noting how they cope with change, triumph, and tragedy in their lives. "A lovely complementary novel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Austen would surely give her smile of approval." -Beverly Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence
First Published in 1989, this work is based around a monthly TV column which Raymond Williams wrote for The Listener between 1968 and 1972. Those were the years of the Prague Spring, of anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, of fighting in Cambodia and Northern Ireland, of hope for McGovern in the United States and attacks on the Wilson Labour Government in Britain. In The Listener articles Williams comments on all of these events, providing a rare glimpse not only into the events of his daily life but also into the continuing development of a personal sociology of culture. The articles also discuss such television forms as detective series, science programmes and sports, travelogue, education, gardening, and children’s programming. The book also includes Williams’ key lecture "Drama in a Dramatised Society", which sets a framework for his analysis; a London Review of Books piece on the Falklands/Malvinas adventure as a "tele-war"; and an interview with Williams on television and teaching. Cited by The Guardian as "The foremost political thinker of his generation", Williams’ writing amounts to a primer on ways of watching television and of critiquing its profound social and political impact.
Culturally Responsive Choral Music Education visits the classrooms of three ethnically diverse choral teacher-conductors to highlight specific examples of ways that culturally responsive teaching (CRT) can enrich choral music education. Principles of CRT are illustrated in contrasting demographic contexts: a choir serving a sizeable immigrant Hispanic population, a choir with an African American classroom majority, and a choir comprised of students who identify with eighteen distinct ethnicities. Additionally, portraits of nine ethnically diverse students illuminate how CRT shaped their experiences as members of these choral ensembles. Practical recommendations are offered for developing a culturally responsive classroom environment.
Annika Williams left teaching to help raise her teenagers, Jarren and Lexi, and she hasn't regretted it. Along with her loving, sensitive husband, Annika and her family are living the good life in a Lincoln, Nebraska suburb. But life has more in store for Annika when her husband, the Reverend Zebediah Williams, introduces her to Carl, a homeless eleven-year-old boy with a sketchy past. Moved by his love of children and a desire to save the boy from the streets Pastor Williams convinces a reluctant Annika to adopt Carl. Perhaps motivated by a good heart or some agency quota, Carl's caseworker, Rose, tells Annika that children like Carl come with something a little extra and would bring another dimension to their family. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long before Annika figures out what Rose meant. Not only is Carl emotionally unstable, but his altercations with the police and his knack for pitting her against her family exhaust Annika and make it incredibly difficult for her to maintain her sanity. Yet Annika knows God is carrying her through all the grief. Now, if He'll just give her the patience and strength to hold on to this little boy who has completely captured her heart... A heartwarming, touching tale, The Boarder shows the amazing healing power of love.
Ministry Book of the Year--The Gospel Coalition 2017 Book Awards The critical missing element in Christian mentoring today: the congregation "Bringing up future leaders isn't just the job of the pastor but of the whole congregation. This is an urgently needed book in churches today." --R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Young, emerging leaders of the church, many of whom have gone through leadership training and traditional mentorship programs, still too often find themselves unprepared for the realities of ministry. Many leave the ministry altogether, overwhelmed. Phil Newton reveals a critical gap: single-source mentorship is incomplete. Mentoring must involve the congregation, not just senior pastors, in order to bring forth mature, resilient leaders prepared for all that ministry entails. The solid, practical solutions in The Mentoring Church offer churches of any size both the vision for mentoring future leaders and a workable template to follow. With insightful consideration of theological, historical, and contemporary training models for pastor/church partnerships, Newton is a reliable guide to developing a church culture that equips fully prepared leaders.
Provides an annotated list of works composed or arranged for the unchanged treble voice. Examines a wide variety of musical styles. Offers tips for teaching and presentation, and presents cross-references by composer, title, voicing, and level of difficulty.
"Choosing Color for Logos and Packaging" is not only a wonderful resource for ideas and inspiration, but also a handy manual that shows designers how to best communicate with color. Color is a powerful and extremely important decision in any design because it impacts legibility, promotes an emotional response, and greatly influences the overall aesthetic of a piece. Because of this, color plays a major role in determining the success of a design, so getting it right is imperative. Each design featured includes details on its color scheme and associative color response, along with elements such as typography, overall style, and key features that set the piece apart. The result is an invaluable guide, which offers readers a comprehensive overview in a concise, quick-hit format that can be digested quickly.
This is authoritative biography of R. Murray Schafer—a preeminent Canadian composer, artist, educator, and activist—incorporates insights from the composer himself and his family to explore his entire opus from groundbreaking work in acoustic ecology to early, lesser known projects.
This joyful Palm Sunday anthem is scored to be sung by any size choir with the option of adding unison children's choir and handbells. The text incorporates both scripture and familiar hymn texts, and the new melody references "All Glory, Laud, and Honor." A lively, syncopated accompaniment makes this piece great as a worship processional or regular anthem.