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By Howard E. Smither

With this quantity, Howard Smither completes his huge History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and a pair of, released by means of 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. the following, Smither surveys the heritage of 19th- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the most geographic parts of oratorio composition and function: Germany, Britain, the US, and France.

Continuing the process of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in every one language and geographical sector via first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic concept and feedback, treats libretto and song generally, and gives special analyses of the librettos and tune of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of designated value 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 an important reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others attracted to the historical past of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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