WorldCat Identities

Giles, Peter

Works: 6 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 845 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Methods (Music)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Legal stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3553.O51165, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Giles
The history and technique of the counter-tenor : a study of the male high voice family by Peter Giles( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a uniquely comprehensive survey of the counter-tenor, his role in the history of western art music, its present state, and begins to ponder on its possible future condition. In two parts, the first covers the history of the voice from the early application of the 'falsetto' effect, through its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, its decline in the 19th century and early 20th century and eventual post-war revival. The second part describes the mechanism and techniques of the counter-tenor, including contemporary comment on the 'feigned voice' of the Renaissance, the relationship between different high male voices and the ranges and styles of the counter-tenor voice family
The counter tenor by Peter Giles( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic countertenor method : for teacher and student by Peter Giles( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from his long experience as a cathedral lay-clerk and solo singer, Peter Giles gives us a comprehensive guide, from the making of the first sounds to acquiring the complete technique. The vital aspects of resonance, different registers, breathing, vocal agility, are all carefully explained; in words but also with special drawings created by the author himself. There are graded vocal exercises to encourage us to produce the sounds which have been so thoroughly dealt with - it is in fact the complete manual for the teacher and the would-be countertenor. First published in 1988, this is a completely new edition - revised, updated and redesigned."--Jacket
A monster unto many by Peter Giles( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and technique of the counter-tenor : a study of the male high voice by Peter Giles( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brass verdict : a novel by Michael Connelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Just as defense attorney Mickey Haller's life is going back to normal, a Hollywood lawyer named Jerry Vincent is murdered and Mickey takes on the case of the accused, which could take his career into the big leagues. Haller learns that the killer may be looking for him and Harry Bosch. With danger mounting, Bosch and Haller decide to work together
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.14 for The brass ... to 0.74 for A monster ...)

A basic countertenor method : for teacher and student
Alternative Names
Peter Giles britischer Countertenor und Musikwissenschaftler

Peter Giles countertenor

Питер Джиллз

English (33)