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Advanced Studies in Gregorian Chant By Justine Ward
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This masterful guide by Justine Ward, enormously rare, is now in print again for the first time since 1949. It is her most advanced guide to understanding and singing Gregorian chant. It covers the... More > management of dynamics, the singing of the Psalms including intonations and rules for adapting syllables to melodic formula, the three styles of chant, the treatment of accents, varieties of notation, forms of composition, the diagramming of chants, centonization, interpretation, chironomy and conducting, expression and accompaniment, as well as the origin, evolution, mutilation, and regeneration of the chant. If you have only thought of Mrs. Ward in connection with children's pedagogy, this book will amaze you. It is probably the most advanced guide to the practical singing and understanding of the details of Gregorian chant ever written. It certainly embodies the height of classical Solesmes styling. It is a must for anyone who aspires to mastery. The book is softcover, 208 pages.< Less
Music Fourth Year: Gregorian Chant By Justine Ward
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by Justine Ward This is the first edition of Justine Ward's classic instructional text on Gregorian Chant. Appearing in 1923, it taught generations how to sing chant according to the methods and... More > principles developed by Dom Andre Mocquereau at the Solesmes Monastery in France. It was Ward's pedagogy and systemization of the method that brought the beautiful sound of this chant into the American Catholic life. All these years later, this book still holds up as one of the great chant method books ever published.< Less
Music Second Year By Justine Ward
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By Justine Ward Here is another classic Ward book: this time for second year students. As with the others, this book is designed to train the teacher to teach music according to the principles... More > pioneered by Justine Ward. While the first book deals primarily with the major mode, this deals mainly with the natural and harmonic modes, exploring modes I and II in Gregorian chant. It includes a wealth of medieval folksongs along with a considerable repertoire of Gregorian chant. The charming Illustrations are by Frances Delehanty. Paperback, 225 pages.< Less
Music Third Year By Justine Ward
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by Justine Ward The rarest of the classic Ward book is this third year book, which is a continuation of the brilliant method pioneered by Justine Ward. This book introduces more complicated scales... More > with chromatics, and explores polyphony. A unique aspect is the extensive quotation from the great polyphonic motets and Masses, by way of preparation for the fourth year. The volume also focuses heavily on intervals and independent vocal production, including pronunciation and style. It is substantially more advanced, but also an ideal preparation for chant and full participation in liturgical singing. This softcover volume is 208 pages. A real treasure from 1938, and nearly impossible to find.< Less
Music First Year By Justine Ward & Elizabeth W. Perkins
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By Justine Ward Here is the classic that kicked off many generations of rigorous and brilliant music pedagogy for children, especially those in Catholic schools who were trained for singing chant.... More > But its use is not limited to this: it provides a sound foundation for all music training, teaching theory, pitch, and rhythm with great attention to detail. Experts today are rediscovering the wisdom and power of the Ward Method, of which this is the very first book from 1920.< Less

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