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 through the college 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 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 through first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic concept and feedback, treats libretto and song quite often, and provides unique analyses of the librettos and tune of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of particular significance to the historical past 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 necessary reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn to the historical past of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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