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