By Howard E. Smither
Volume 1, divided into 3 components, opens with the exam of the medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque antecedents and origins of the oratorio, with emphasis on Rome and Philip Neri's Congregation of the Oratory and with precise cognizance to the earliest works for which the time period oratorio turns out applicable. the second one half recounts the advance of the oratorio in Italy, circa 1640-1720. It experiences the social contexts, consumers, composers, poets, librettos, and tune of the oratorio in Italy, particularly in Vienna and Paris.
The strategy tailored during the paintings is to regard first the social context, relatively the conditions of functionality of the oratorio in a given quarter and interval, then to regard the libretto, and eventually the tune. for every geographic sector and interval, the writer has chosen for distinct recognition a couple of oratorios that seem to be rather vital or consultant. He has tested the data provided within the really good literature every time attainable by means of connection with the track or files. In a few parts, specific seventeenth-century Italy, during which rather few prior reports were undertaken or secondary assets have confirmed to be insufficient, the writer has tested the first resources in manuscript and revealed shape -- song, librettos, and files of early oratorio historical past. outstanding study and clever integration of disparate parts make this advanced, diffuse topic either readable and obtainable to the coed of music.
Volume 2, The Oratorio within the Baroque period: Protestant Germany and England, and quantity three, The Oratorio within the Classical Era, proceed and extend the learn of oratorio heritage. even though this sequence was once initially introduced as a three-volume examine, Smither will finish with a fourth volume.
This new work--the first English-language research of the background of the oratorio turns into the traditional paintings on its topic and a permanent contribution to track and scholarship.
Originally released in 1977.
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A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 1: The Oratorio in the Baroque Era: Italy, Vienna, Paris by Howard E. Smither