Handel's Messiah - Warm-Ups For Successful Performance
Jason Paulk / Ryan Kelly
This valuable resource is a must for every choral director that prepares a chorus to sing Handel's Messiah! In three sections, Part I - Introduction to Preparing Messiah highlights Baroque performance practice and Ideals, Practical Considerations for Performing Messiah and other helpful information; Part II includes warm-ups for 20 choruses; Part III includes Appendices with a historical context of Messiah, primary sources supporting Baroque style and expression and a recommended reading list. The director score includes the full text and warm-ups with piano accompaniments, along with a code for accessing downloadable singer parts online. The singer book includes a handy folder-sized print edition of the vocal warm-ups.