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David Manning

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.001.0001

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Introduction to The Art of Singing

Introduction to The Art of Singing

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(p.113) Chapter 24 Introduction to The Art of Singing
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Vaughan Williams on Music
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David Manning

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0025

It is reported of the eighteenth-century Italian singing teachers that they used no method or theory, but merely sang to their pupils and said “make a noise like that.” The pupil had simply to go on until he did make a noise approximately like “that.” If singing consisted of no more than making a nice noise, no book could impart the singer's art to a pupil. However, Arthur Cranmer's singing means much more than this. It is the presence of that emotional insight which informs his singing and makes its real beauty, lovely though his velvety tone is. It will be given to few to sing as well as Cranmer, but this book will help the student to sing with that sureness of purpose and artistic conscience which made Cranmer's “Christus” such a great musical experience to all that heard it.

Keywords:   Arthur Cranmer, art, singing, artistic conscience, Christus, musical experience

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