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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 via the collage 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. the following, Smither surveys the historical past of 19th- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the most geographic parts of oratorio composition and function: Germany, Britain, the USA, and France.

Continuing the technique of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in every one language and geographical region via first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic concept and feedback, treats libretto and song generally, and provides special analyses of the librettos and song of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of targeted significance to the background 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 additional examine and a vital reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others attracted to the heritage of the oratorio.

Originally released 2000.

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