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

By Howard E. Smither

ISBN-10: 0807825115

ISBN-13: 9780807825112

ISBN-10: 0807837776

ISBN-13: 9780807837771

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

Continuing the method of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each one language and geographical quarter through first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic idea and feedback, treats libretto and track mostly, and gives distinctive analyses of the librettos and song of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of certain significance to the heritage 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 extra learn and an important reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn to the background of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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