The Oxford handbook of singing / edited by Graham F. Welch, David M. Howard, and John Nix.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
xxxvi, 1150 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.

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Series
Oxford handbooks [More in this series]
Summary note
"Singing has been a characteristic behaviour of humanity across several millennia. Chorus America (2009) estimated that 42.6 million adults and children regularly sing in one of 270,000 choruses in the US, representing more than 1:5 households. Similarly, recent European-based data suggest that more than 37 million adults take part in group singing. 'The Oxford Handbook of Singing' is a landmark text on this topic. It is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the pluralistic nature of singing. In part, the narrative adopts a lifespan approach, pre-cradle to senescence, to illustrate that singing is a commonplace behaviour which is an essential characteristic of our humanity. In the overall design of the Handbook, the chapter contents have been clustered into eight main sections, embracing fifty-three chapters by seventy-two authors, drawn from across the world, with each chapter illustrating and illuminating a particular aspect of singing. Offering a multi-disciplinary perspective embracing the arts and humanities, physical, social and clinical sciences, the book will be valuable for a broad audience within those fields"--Dust jacket.
Notes
Series statement from dust jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Other title(s)
Singing
ISBN
  • 0199660778 (hardback)
  • 9780199660773 (hardback)
OCLC
1077575969
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