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By Howard E. Smither

With this quantity, Howard Smither completes his enormous History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and a couple of, released via the collage 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 background of 19th- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the most geographic components of oratorio composition and function: Germany, Britain, the US, and France.

Continuing the technique of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in every one language and geographical region by way of first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic idea and feedback, treats libretto and song commonly, and gives designated analyses of the librettos and song of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of unique value to the heritage of the genre.

As a synthesis of specialised literature in addition to an research of basic resources, this paintings will function either a springboard for extra learn and a necessary reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others attracted to the heritage of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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