Composing for Voice: Exploring Voice, Language and Music, Second Edition, elucidates how language and music function together from the perspectives of composers, singers and actors, providing an understanding of the complex functions of the voice pedagogically, musicologically and dramatically. Composing for Voice examines the voice across a wide range of musical genres (including pop, jazz, folk, classical, opera and the musical) and explores the fusion of language and music that is unique to song. This second edition is enlarged to attract a wider readership amongst all music and theatre professionals and educators, whilst also engaging an international audience with the introduction of new co-author Maria Huesca.
New to the second edition:
Composing for Voice: Exploring Voice, Language and Music, Second Edition,articulates possibilities for the practical exploration of language, music and voice by composers, singers and actors.
Chapter 1. Words
Chapter 2. Composers and Singers
Chapter 3. The Nature of the Singing Voice: A Composer's Perspective
Chapter 4. Voice/Music/Text I
Chapter 5. Voice/Music/Text II
Chapter 6. The Singer and Actor—and Beyond
Chapter 7. Vocal Examples
Chapter 8. Singers on Composers
Chapter 9. Conclusions and a Way Forward
Chapter 10. Educational Activities
The Routledge Voice Studies series offers a platform for rigorous discussion of voice across disciplines, practices and areas of interest. This series aims to facilitate the dissemination and cross-fertilisation of voice-related research to effectively generate new knowledge and fresh critical insights on voice, vocality, and voicing.