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Potter, John (Tenor)

Works: 151 works in 465 publications in 8 languages and 10,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Operas  Motets  Musical settings  Organa  Vespers (Music)  Antiphons (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Actor, Editor, Vocalist, Conductor, Arranger, Other, Composer, Musician
Classifications: ML1460, 782.1
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Most widely held works by John Potter
The Cambridge companion to singing by John Potter( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond, this book covers in detail the many aspects of the voice. The volume is divided into four broad areas. Popular Traditions begins with an overview of singing traditions in world music and continues with aspects of rock, rap and jazz. The Voice in the Theatre includes both opera singing from the beginnings to the present day and twentieth-century stage and screen entertainers. Choral Music and Song features a history of the art song, essential hints on singing in a larger choir, the English cathedral tradition and a history of the choral movement in the United States. The final substantial section on performance practices ranges from the voice in the Middle Ages and the interpretation of early singing treatises to contemporary vocal techniques, ensemble singing, the teaching of singing, children's choirs, and a comprehensive exposition of vocal acoustics
Tenor : history of a voice by John Potter( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 680 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 )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 493 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]
Music of the Gothic era = Musik der Gotik = Musique de l'époque gothique : (ca. 1160-1400) by Early Music Consort( Recording )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Latin and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal authority : singing style and ideology by John Potter( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 473 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 Gregorio Allegri( Recording )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 424 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
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in Italian and held by 388 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
Symphoniae sacrae I - 1629 by Heinrich Schütz( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphoniae sacrae prima pars, SWV 257-276
Arbos by Arvo Pärt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in Latin and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brass ensemble Staatsorchester ; Dennis Russell Davies, con
Miri it is : songs and instrumental music from medieval England by Dufay Collective( )

9 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse anthems by Pelham Humfrey( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs & dances from Shakespeare by Broadside Band( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madrigali concertati by Claudio Monteverdi( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillaume Dufay by Guillaume Dufay( )

2 editions published in 2008 in Latin and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa Caput; Isorhythmic Motets: Apostolo glorioso, Nuper rosarum flores, Fulgens iubas ecclesiae Dei. Cappella Cordina, New Haven, Alejandro Planchart, Director
Nox, op. 65 ; Bim bam bum, op. 80 ; Faglarna (The birds), op. 56a ; Hathor suite, op. 70 by Erik Bergman( )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Lady Rich : her teares and joy by Emily Van Evera( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 254 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( )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English national songs : from Greensleeves to Home sweet home by John Potter( )

5 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsio by Peter Togni( )

3 editions published in 2015 in Latin and Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vespro della Beata Vergine = Vespers of the Blessed Virgin = Marien-Vesper by Claudio Monteverdi( )

4 editions published in 2002 in Latin and Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria-vesper 1610
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The Cambridge companion to singing
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John Potter English tenor singer and academic

John Potter (musician) Brits zanger

Tenor : history of a voiceVocal authority : singing style and ideology