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International Federation for Choral Music

The International Choral Bulletin is the official journal of IFCM. It is issued to members four times a year.

Managing Editor

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Dr Andrea Angelini Via Pascoli 23/g 47900 Rimini, Italy Tel: +39-347-2573878 - Fax: +39-2-700425984 E-mail: Skype: theconductor

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Editor Emerita Jutta Tagger

The views expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of IFCM.

Editorial Team Michael J. Anderson, Philip Brunelle, Theodora Pavlovitch, Fred Sjöberg, Leon Shiu-wai Tong

Regular Collaborators Mag. Graham Lack – Consultant Editor ( Dr. Marian E. Dolan - Repertoire ( Dr. Cristian Grases - World of Children’s and Youth Choirs ( Nadine Robin - Advertisement & Events ( Dr. Cara S. Tasher - Composers’ Corner (

Help with Texts and Translations English: Gillian Forlivesi Heywood (coordination), Diana J. Leland, Irene Auerbach (text and linguistic editing and revision) French: Maria Bartha (coordination), Florence Récoursé (linguistic editing and revision) German: Anne Stahl (coordination), Dr. Lore Auerbach (linguistic editing and revision) Spanish: Mari Carmen Civera Martín (coordination), Juan Casasbellas (linguistic editing and revision)

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Additional copies: Euro 7.50 each Layout Nadine Robin

Cover Unaccompanied Choral Traditions of China’s Dong People (Photo Montage by Andrea Angelini)

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The International Choral Bulletin (ICB) is the official Magazine of the International Federation of Choral Music