A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the by Howard E. Smither

By Howard E. Smither

With this quantity, Howard Smither completes his enormous History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and a pair of, released by way of the collage of North Carolina Press in 1977, taken care of the oratorio within the Baroque period, whereas quantity three, released in 1987, explored the style within the Classical period. right here, Smither surveys the heritage of 19th- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the most geographic parts of oratorio composition and function: Germany, Britain, the USA, and France.

Continuing the strategy of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each one language and geographical sector through first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic idea and feedback, treats libretto and track ordinarily, and provides designated analyses of the librettos and song of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of unique value to the historical past of the genre.

As a synthesis of specialised literature in addition to an research of fundamental assets, this paintings will function either a springboard for additional study and an important reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others attracted to the historical past of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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