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(Immediate Release – New York, NY – July 2008)



From Nick Strimple, author of the critically acclaimed "Choral Music in the Twentieth Century"


Advance Praise: “A comprehensive, current study of nineteenth-century choral music has long been needed. Nick Strimple’s expertise is ideally suited to this endeavor, for his understanding of the material as choral conductor, composer, and teacher offers the reader an overview of this literature that is informed by experience and insight…. Essential for choristers and conductors alike!
- Robert Blocker, The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Yale University

In this essential companion volume, Nick Strimple examines one of the most important eras in choral music history. The book is organized geographically, offering in-depth reviews of choral music in Europe and the Americas, from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia to Brazil and the United States. Strimple surveys the styles and complexities of composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Bruch, and Mahler.

"Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century" features a variety of music examples, illustrations, and a useful set of appendices including choral works listed by composer and choral genre. This book serves not only as a historical review, but also as an indispensable resource for choral musicians of all levels.

Nick Strimple has been a member of the choral faculty at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School Music since 1995.  He also serves as music director of the Choral Society of Southern California, the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, and The Los Angeles Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble.

Publication Information: For Immediate Release, July 2008. Applause Books; ISBN: 978-1-57467-154-4; Hardcover original; 400 pages; Over 50 b&w photos w/illustrations and musical examples; US $24.95. Retailers may order through their preferred wholesaler, or directly from Hal Leonard, by calling 1-800-554-0626.


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Book: Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century

"Through a scholarly yet accessible writing style, Nick Strimple has illuminated 19th century choral repertoire for all levels of choral musicians.  An outstanding guide with a vast knowledge of choral works and composers, Nick leads us effortlessly through the terrain of the richest and most gratifying choral music of the Romantic era.  It's a must have for anyone in choral music."

[Paul Salamunovich]


"Nick Strimple's Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century will be a most welcome addition to the library of all choral artists who desire a well-researched and highly readable overview of this crucial era in music. Following his seminal survey of Twentieth Century choral music, Dr. Stimple now examines the works of earlier European and American choral composers, offering insights into each composers'  contributions to the repertoire as well as their historical contexts. . . For choral conductors, singers and program annotators, Choral Music of the Nineteenth Century will be an oft-referenced and treasured companion." [Morten Lauridsen. Distinguished Professor of Composition, USC Thornton School of Music. Recipient, 2007 National Medal of Arts]


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