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Potter, John (Tenor)

Overview
Works: 122 works in 290 publications in 7 languages and 6,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Musical settings  Methods 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Editor, Conductor
Classifications: ML1460, 782.009
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Most widely held works by John Potter
The Cambridge companion to singing by John Potter ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,633 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 683 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 )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 467 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 )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 457 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 )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 416 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 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brass ensemble Staatsorchester ; Dennis Russell Davies, con
Sacred music from 12th-century Paris by Léonin ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Latin and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphoniae sacrae I 1629 by Heinrich Schütz ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Latin and German and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miri it is songs and instrumental music from medieval England by Dufay Collective ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music of the gothic era by Early Music Consort of London ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Latin and held by 156 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
Songs & dances from Shakespeare by Broadside Band ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guillaume Dufay by Guillaume Dufay ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in Latin and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Missa Caput; Isorhythmic Motets: Apostolo glorioso, Nuper rosarum flores, Fulgens iubas ecclesiae Dei. Cappella Cordina, New Haven, Alejandro Planchart, Director
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In darkness let me dwell by John Dowland ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La passion selon St. Matthieu by Johann Theile ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The triumphs of Maximilian by Musica Antiqua of London ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English national songs from Greensleeves to Home sweet home by John Potter ( )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in Latin and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria-vesper 1610
Verse anthems by Pelham Humfrey ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Scottish Lady Mass sacred music from Medieval St Andrews ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in Latin and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (73)
Latin (30)
German (9)
English, Middle (3)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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