By Howard E. Smither
Continuing the strategy of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each one language and geographical region through first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic conception and feedback, treats libretto and song ordinarily, and provides exact analyses of the librettos and song of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of targeted value to the heritage 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 learn and a vital reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn to the background 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