Vocal Authority

Singing Style and Ideology

Vocal Authority

Vocal Authority is about how singing styles develop and change, why classical singing is different from pop singing, and what singers actually mean when they sing. It takes a historical perspective, beginning with the ancient world, looking at changes in style up to the present day and why, for example, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe could sing together.


'… immensely stimulating … This book should encourage us, and also make us take more seriously the need for a very different type of voice.' Early Music Review

'The book brings enlightenment of some kind on each page …' Musical Times