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 huge History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and a couple of, released by means 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. the following, Smither surveys the historical past of 19th- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the most geographic components of oratorio composition and function: Germany, Britain, the United States, and France.

Continuing the procedure of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in every one language and geographical zone by means of first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic conception and feedback, treats libretto and track regularly, and provides particular analyses of the librettos and track of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of designated significance to the background of the genre.

As a synthesis of specialised literature in addition to an research of basic assets, this paintings will function either a springboard for additional examine and a vital reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others attracted to the background of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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