On a hymnsong of Philip Bliss and Armenian Dances, Part I: A conductor's study guide of two popular works
The purpose of this thesis is to provide a basic reference and guide to future conductors who may wish to perform these pieces. Through meticulous score study, effective rehearsal technique, and some knowledge of music history and the composers' background, a conductor has the tools to communicate the expressive potential of a composition to an ensemble and ultimately to an audience. This document is not intended to provide a definitive biography of the composer or definitive analysis of the music, but rather to provide insight from a conductor's point of view on these compositions. ^
Montellano, Raquel G, "On a hymnsong of Philip Bliss and Armenian Dances, Part I: A conductor's study guide of two popular works" (2004). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1423693.