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Potter, John (Tenor)

Works: 126 works in 280 publications in 5 languages and 7,185 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Music  Musical settings  Methods 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Editor
Classifications: ML1460, 782.009
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Most widely held works by John Potter
The Cambridge companion to singing by John Potter ( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work covers many aspects of the voice, ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond. The volume is divided into four broad areas: an overview of singing, performance and opera singing, history of choral music, and performance practices
Tenor : history of a voice by John Potter ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Potter begins by surveying the prehistory of the tenor in the medieval period, when Gregorian chant and early polyphony had implications for a voice-type, and proceeds to the sixteenth century, when singers were first identified as tenors. He focuses on many of the greatest tenors-- those who predated the gramophone as well as those whose recorded voices may still be heard--and considers the ways in which each is historically significant. The names range from legendary early figures like Ludwig Schnoor von Carolsfeld (Wagner's first Tristan) to those more familiar like Enrico Caruso, Richard Tauber, Mario Lanza, Roberto Alagna, Ian Bostridge, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, and, of course, Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras. Admirers of the tenor voice will especially appreciate the book's unique reference section, with bibliographical and discographical/video information on several hundred tenors
A history of singing by John Potter ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why do we sing and what first drove early humans to sing? How might they have sung and how might those styles have survived to the present day? This history addresses these questions and many more, examining singing as a historical and cross-cultural phenomenon. It explores the evolution of singing in a global context - from Neanderthal Man to Auto-tune via the infinite varieties of world music from Orient to Occident, classical music from medieval music to the avant-garde and popular music from vaudeville to rock and beyond. Considering singing as a universal human activity, the book provides an in-depth perspective on singing from many cultures and periods: western and non-western, prehistoric to present. Written in a lively and entertaining style, the history contains a comprehensive reference section for those who wish to explore the topic further and will appeal to an international readership of singers, students and scholars [Publisher description]
Vocal authority : singing style and ideology by John Potter ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why do singers sing in the way they do? Why, for example, is western classical singing so different from pop singing? How is it that Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe could sing together? These are the kinds of questions which John Potter, a singer of international repute and himself the master of many styles, poses in this fascinating book, which is effectively a history of singing style. He finds the reasons to be primarily ideological rather than specifically musical. His book identifies particular historical 'moments of change' in singing technique and style, and relates these to a three-stage theory of style based on the relationship of singing to text
Miserere by Arvo Pärt ( Recording )
11 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miserere für fünf Solostimmen, Chor, Bläser, Gitarren, Schlagzeug und Orgel / Festina lente für Streichorchester und Harfe / Sarah Was Ninety Years Old für drei Solostimmen, Schlagzeug und Orgel
Arbos by Arvo Pärt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in Latin and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brass ensemble Staatsorchester ; Dennis Russell Davies, con
Symphoniae sacrae I - 1629 by Heinrich Schütz ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miri it is songs and instrumental music from medieval England by Dufay Collective ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English, Middle and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs & dances from Shakespeare by Broadside Band ( )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacred music from 12th-century Paris by Léonin ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Latin and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guillaume Dufay by Guillaume Dufay ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in Latin and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Missa Caput; Isorhythmic Motets: Apostolo glorioso, Nuper rosarum flores, Fulgens iubas ecclesiae Dei. Cappella Cordina, New Haven, Alejandro Planchart, Director
Music of the gothic era by Early Music Consort of London ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Latin and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of music from the Notre Dame Period (1160-1250), Ars Antiqua (1250-1320), and Ars Nova (1320-1380) performed on original instruments
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in Italian and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
My Lady Rich her teares and joy by Emily Van Evera ( )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical portrait of Lady Penelope Rich (1563-1607), member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England and sister of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. A celebrity of her time, she was known for her beauty, intellect, and artistic skills, and was the "Stella" of Sir Philip Sidney's "Astrophil and Stella" poetry sequence. The recording is drawn primarily from pieces dedicated or otherwise directly linked to her
The triumphs of Maximilian by Musica Antiqua of London ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in Latin and Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria-vesper 1610
A golden treasury of Georgian music ( )
in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The songs of England ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In darkness let me dwell by John Dowland ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Scottish Lady Mass sacred music from Medieval St Andrews by Red Byrd (Musical group) ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (62)
Latin (27)
Italian (7)
German (3)
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