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2009, January

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Vol. 4 Folk Songs/Dances Anthology
Whirlwind Music has released Percy Grainger’s Folk Songs Dances in Lincolnshire Posy book and CD. The book includes folk music for singing, historical, and interpretive notes. The CD includes the Old Lincolnshire Folk Singers, along with Percy Grainger, speaking, singing, and playing modern renditions of folk music. Retail price is $24.95.

www.whirlwind-music.com

New Releases from GIA Music
GIA has released 42 Treasured Favorites from the African American Heritage Hymnal, a CD that includes, “Guide My Feet,””How Great Thou Art,””It Is Well with My Soul,”and “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling,”conducted by James Abbington.

As leaders, conductors have the job of cueing entrances, holding fermati, and executing final cutoffs with a flourish. But there is so much more to musical leadership: vision, trust, persuasion, and character are just a few of the concepts explored in Romana M. Wis’ new book, The Conductor as Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium. Wis applies the principles business leaders have turned to for years to the task of leading a musical ensemble. The Conductor as Leader addresses how to build connections between people that enhance their quality of life and their musical performance.

www.giamusic.com

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