Contents Introduction 1. Getting the Big Picture Intermezzo: Musical Titles, or What's an Opus?" 2. Orchestra Music Intermezzo: The Conductor Instruments of the Orchestra 3. Choral Music Intermezzo: The Mass 4. The Concerto Intermezzo: Tempo Indications Keys and Tonality 5. Opera Intermezzo: Vocal Types 6. Chamber Music Intermezzo: The Components of Musical Sound 7. Song Intermezzo: The Elements of Music Composition 8. Solo Literature Intermezzo: Sonata Form 9. Where Do We Go from Here? Intermezzo: Concert Etiquette Appendix 1: A Lifetime of Listening: Your First Thousand Pieces Appendix 2: The Major Composers Glossary For Further Reading
Patrick Kavanaugh, executive director of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship, holds a doctorate in music composition. A conductor and performer, he is the author of Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, and Raising Musical Kids.