By Howard E. Smither
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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