By Howard E. Smither
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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A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by Howard E. Smither