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A baton is a thin pointed stick of about 12-16 inches, used by a conductor to amplify and specify the movements he or she uses to communicate visually with an ensemble of musicians.

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How long was Adrian Boult's baton? Why did he use such a long one?

This question is fairly self-explanatory -- watching Boult conduct is almost magical. There are some excerpts from a BBC documentary floating around that explain in part the development of is singular ...
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Why use a baton?

What are the guidelines and benefits for using a baton? I would like to know, specifically, whether I would benefit from buying one for the purpose of conducting a choir. Are there rules that dictate ...