By Howard E. Smither
Continuing the process of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each one language and geographical region by means of first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic idea and feedback, treats libretto and song more often than not, and gives distinct analyses of the librettos and tune of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of precise value 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 a vital reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn 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