By Howard E. Smither
Continuing the strategy of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in every one language and geographical quarter through first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic thought and feedback, treats libretto and track ordinarily, and provides specific analyses of the librettos and tune of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of certain value to the heritage of the genre.
As a synthesis of specialised literature in addition to an research of fundamental resources, this paintings will function either a springboard for extra study and a necessary reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn to the background of the oratorio.
Originally released 2000.
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