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By Howard E. Smither

With this quantity, Howard Smither completes his huge History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and a couple of, released by way of 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 parts of oratorio composition and function: Germany, Britain, the United States, and France.

Continuing the process of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in every one language and geographical zone 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 provides specific analyses of the librettos and track of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of unique significance to the background 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 examine and an important reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn to the historical past of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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