Introduction: singing at the turn of the century / John Potter --pt. 1. Popular traditions. 'Songlines': vocal traditions in world music / John Schaefer --Rock singing / Richard Middleton --The evolving language of rap / David Toop --Jazz singing: the first hundred years / John Potter --pt. 2. The voice in the theatre. Stage and screen entertainers in the twentieth century / John Rosselli --Grand opera: nineteenth-century revolution and twentieth-century tradition / John Rosselli --pt. 3. Choral music and song. European art song / Stephen Varcoe --English cathedral choirs in the twentieth-century tradition / Timothy Day --Sacred choral music in the United States: an overview / Neely Bruce --pt. 4. Performance practices. Some notes on choral singing / Heikki Liimola --Ensemble singing / John Potter --The voice in the Middle Ages / Joseph Dyer --Reconstructing pre-Romantic singing technique / Richard Wistreich --Alternative voices: contemporary vocal techniques / Linda Hirst and David Wright --The teaching (and learning) of singing / David Mason --Children's singing / Felicity Laurence --Where does the sound come from? / Johan Sundberg. Introduction : choral music, a dynamic global genre / André de Quadros --A brief anatomy of choirs, c.1470-1770 / Andrew Parrott --Choral music in the culture of the nineteenth century / Chester L. Alwes --Choral music in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries / Nick Strimple --The nature of chorus / Paul Hillier --Choral music and tradition in Europe and Israel / Leo Samama --Canada's choral landscape / Patricia Abbott and Victoria Meredith --A multiplicity of voices : choral music in the United States / Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey --A hundred years of choral music in Latin America, 1908-2008 / María Guinand --Choral music in East Asia : China, Japan, and Korea / Jing Ling-Tam and Gene J. Cho --New voices in ancient lands : choral music in South and Southeast Asia / André de Quadros --From chanting the Quran to singing oratorio : choral music in West and Central Asia / Aida Huseynova --Voices of the Pacific : the (ch)oral traditions of Oceania / Karen Grylls --Choral music in Africa : history, content, and performance practice / Rudolf de Beer and Wilson Shitandi --Globalization, multiculturalism, and the children's chorus / Francisco J. Núñez --Exploring the universal voice / Mary Goetze, Cornelia Fales, and Wolodymyr Smishkewych --Authentic choral music experience as "good work" : the practice of engaged musicianship / Doreen Rao --The making of a choir : individuality and consensus in choral singing / Mike Brewer and Liz Garnett --A point of departure for rehearsal preparation and planning / Ann Howard Jones --Small ensemble rehearsal techniques for choirs of all sizes / Simon Carrington.
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Covers many aspects of the voice, ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond. Chapters cover world music, rock, rap and jazz and more.