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Imperfect Harmony

Finding Happiness Singing With Others

By Stacy Horn

For Stacy Horn, regardless of what is going on in the world or her life, singing in an amateur choir—the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York—never fails to take her to a place where hope reigns and everything good is possible. She’s not particularly religious, and her voice is not exceptional (so she says), but like the 32.5 million other chorus members throughout this country, singing makes her happy. Horn brings us along as she sings some of the greatest music humanity has ever produced, delves into the dramatic stories of conductors and composers, unearths the fascinating history of group singing, and explores remarkable discoveries from the new science of singing, including all the unexpected health benefits. Imperfect Harmony is the story of one woman who has found joy and strength in the weekly ritual of singing and in the irresistible power of song.


Format: Book
Author: Horn, Stacy
Summary: "As Horn relates her funny and profound experiences as a choir member [of the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York], she treats us to an eclectic history of group singing and the music that moves us--whether we're hearing it for the first time or the hundredth--, the dramatic stories of conductors and composers, and discoveries from the new science of singing, including the remarkable physical benefits of song"--Amazon.com.
Title: Imperfect harmony : finding happiness singing with others / Stacy Horn.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Subject: Horn, Stacy. Choral Society (New York, N.Y.) Choral singing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Isbn: 9781616200411 (pbk.) 1616200413 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 782.5 Hor
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Bib Id: 443668

Format: Book
Author: Horn, Stacy
Summary: "As Horn relates her funny and profound experiences as a choir member [of the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York], she treats us to an eclectic history of group singing and the music that moves us--whether we're hearing it for the first time or the hundredth--, the dramatic stories of conductors and composers, and discoveries from the new science of singing, including the remarkable physical benefits of song"--Amazon.com.
Title: Imperfect harmony : finding happiness singing with others / Stacy Horn.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Description: 284 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects: Horn, Stacy.
Subjects: Choral Society (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects: Choral singing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: A German requiem -- Recitative: the Orpheus Glee Club -- The Chichester Psalms -- Recitative: the Rubinstein Club -- Messiah -- Toward the unknown region -- Recitative: the People's Choral Union -- Mass No. 11 in D minor, aka Missa in Angustiis -- Ave Maria -- Recitative: the Chatham Street Chapel riot -- Missa simile est regnum coelorum -- The last invocation and memoranda -- Recitative: Francis Boott and R. Nathaniel Dett -- O magnum mysterium -- Ye shall have a song and Water night and Fate and faith songs.
LCCN: 2012051349
ISBN: 9781616200411 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1616200413 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 782.5 Hor