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Texture of the Choral Piece

Module by: Gordon Lamb. E-mail the author

Summary: This module represents a brief discussion of the importance of considering the texture of a choral work in terms of its rehearsal and eventual performance. Questions regarding the texture are posed that a conductor needs to answer as he examines the music.

TEXTURE

Through the study of harmony, melody, rhythm, and text, one will become aware of the texture of the work. The following questions should still be asked to prepare the work for rehearsal.

1. What are the demands of the texture? Is it thick? Transparent? Can the choir meet these demands?

2. How often does the texture change?

3. Does the composer utilize texture as a means of achieving variety?

4. Does texture often seem to be the most important aspect of the score?

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