RESEARCH  
 

      For more than twenty five years, Dr Henri Pompidor has devoted himself to choral singing.
In 1997, he held a doctoral thesis about baroque music, more specifically about choral singing schools existing in France during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries before their disparition after the French Revolution.

      He continued his research in Universities. Major publications emanating from his work was about choral techniques, choral conducting, choral history, choral singing and music education.
One of his publications in 2011 is a conducting method for young choral conductors, as part of his academic research within the Faculty of Music, Mahidol University.
Translated into Thai, it is mainly a method for young choir conductors in the Kingdom.

      From his return to France in 2013, Dr Henri Pompidor is working on social analysis of choral activity. The objective of this study is to replace the choral practice inside a sociological perspective and to analyze the choir as a "social group".
It is more accurately to complete a research field that studies the cultural practices based on forms of solidarity which they depend.

 
 

2007 – 2011   Articles about choral history

- “A choral history (1): from the origins to the first step of the polyphony (1 – 13 c.)”, Mahidol University Music Journal (August 2007), 51 – 58.
- “A choral history (2): experiences and choral development (14 – 16 c.)”, Mahidol University Music Journal (October 2007), 28 – 41.
- “A choral history (3): Enrichment, dramatization and expansion during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (17 & 18 c.)”,  Mahidol University Music Journal (January 2008), 40 – 51.
- “A choral history (4/1): The removal of the sacred aura, democratization of the choral practise and nationalism (1800 – 1914)”, Mahidol University Music Journal (May 2008), 54 – 66.
- “A choral history (4/2): The removal of the sacred aura, democratization of the choral practise and nationalism (1800 – 1914)”, Rangsit University Music Journal (January 2011), 36 – 53.

2008 – 2012    Articles about choral works (or composers)

- “Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana or the first triumph of Aphrodite”, Mahidol University Music Journal (June 2008), 36 – 47.
- “Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300 – 1377), ground-breaking artist faced with changes in society in the Middle Ages”, »,The Black Death (Ministry of Culture & Silapakorn University, collective work, July 2010), 59 – 73.
- “New esthetics, musical innovations & main trends: to know better about baroque music …”, Mahidol University Music Journal (August 2010), 42 – 49. - “The Beethoven Choral Symphony (IX), a hymn & a symbol”, Rangsit University Music Journal (October 2012), 66 – 80.

2009 – 2011    Others publications

- “A contribution to phonetics for singers: German phonetics through Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (1868)”, Mahidol University Music Journal (October 2009), 34 – 43.
- “Choral singing and music education: the importance of choral training for music students”, Mahidol University Music Journal (August 2011), 47 – 52.

2012 – 2014    Forthcoming

- « Choral singing as a musical language: history, characteristics and specificities », Silapakorn University Music Journal (Thailand), forthcoming 2015.
- « Choral singing et sociology : a social analysis of choral activity », Taipei University Music Journal (Taiwan), forthcoming 2015.
- Music Words Dictionnary, Chulalongkorn University Publication (Thailand), forthcoming 2016.
- Dictionnaire de l’Art choral, forthcoming 2016.