A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 2: the Oratorio in the by Howard E. Smither

By Howard E. Smither

Written by way of an eminent pupil in a method that represents American musicological writing at its communicative most sensible, A historical past of the Oratorio bargains a synthesis and significant appraisal so exhaustive and trustworthy that the intense scholar of the oratorio can be forced to appear to those volumes as an necessary resource. No paintings at the background of the oratorio has but seemed within the English language that's similar in scope and remedy with Howard Smither's complete four-volume work.

The first a part of quantity 2 examines extensive the antecedents and origins of the oratorio in Protestant Germany within the 17th century. It comprises discussions of the Lutheran Historia, sacred dramatic dialogues, and the Lubeck Abendmusiken of Buxtehude. the second one half treats the oratorio in Protestant Germany within the early eighteenth century and examines Handel, Reinhard Keiser, and J.S. Bach. The 3rd half considers basically the English oratorios of Handel. In so much sections of A background of the Oratorio, the writer has chosen for distinctive awareness a couple of oratorios which are consultant of every geographical quarter and interval. An exception to this process is within the part on Handel during this quantity, the place the entire composer's English oratorios are taken care of totally with specific connection with contemporary really good Handel studies.

Volume 1, The Oratorio within the Baroque period: Italy, Vienna, Paris, and quantity three, The Oratorio within the classical Era, extend and proceed the examine of oratorio heritage. even if this sequence used to be initially introduced as a three-volume examine, Smither will finish with a fourth volume.

Originally released in 1977.

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