American Choral Review Archive

Volume 28, No. 1

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Articles

Edward Elgar: Music for the Catholic Liturgy

by Percy Young

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Because of the circumstances of his life, Elgar was, indeed,...

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Because of the circumstances of his life, Elgar was, indeed, quite atypical (as a British composer); not least because he was a Roman Catholic and, as such, belonging to a minority whose disadvantages were not even at an end during the greater part of Elgar's life. These facts did nothing to decrease the neuroticism that was one part of Elgar's make-up and led him frequently to assume that the world was against him.

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Editorial: A Document from the Organ Renaissance In Memory of Rudolf Maack

by Alfred Mann

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Republication of a 1931 essay by Rudolf Maack (1902-1983), with...

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Republication of a 1931 essay by Rudolf Maack (1902-1983), with introduction and translation from German by the Editor, entitled: "Information About an Organist," re Karl Mehrkens, organist at St. Jacobi in Hamburg.

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Choral Conductors Forum: Performing Bach's Choral Works

by Teri Noel Towe

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In recent arguments on the performance practice of Bach's works,...

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In recent arguments on the performance practice of Bach's works, Joshua Rifkin's publications and their repercussion in the international press have taken a foremost place. The American Choral Review, having devoted an earlier Choral Conductors Forum column (Volume XXV, Number 3, July 1983) to some of the discussion that emanated from a novel interpretation of the B Minor Mass with one performer on a part, resumes the study of this issue with the following interview (with Joshua Rifkin) reprinted from Ovation, February, 1985.

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