A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 1: The Oratorio in the by Howard E. Smither

By Howard E. Smither

Howard Smither has written the 1st definitive paintings at the background of the oratorio when you consider that Arnold Schering released his Geschichte des Oratoriums in 1911. This quantity is the 1st of a four-volume entire research that provides a brand new synthesis of what's recognized up to now in regards to the oratorio.

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 specific recognition 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 reports the social contexts, buyers, composers, poets, librettos, and tune of the oratorio in Italy, particularly in Vienna and Paris.

The technique tailored in the course of the paintings is to regard first the social context, fairly the conditions of functionality of the oratorio in a given sector and interval, then to regard the libretto, and eventually the song. for every geographic sector and interval, the writer has chosen for distinctive consciousness a couple of oratorios that seem to be really vital or consultant. He has tested the knowledge provided within the really expert literature at any time when attainable via connection with the song or files. In a couple of parts, specific seventeenth-century Italy, within which fairly few prior reviews were undertaken or secondary assets have confirmed to be insufficient, the writer has tested the first assets in manuscript and published shape -- track, librettos, and files of early oratorio historical past. extraordinary examine and clever integration of disparate components 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 examine of oratorio historical past. even if 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 historical past of the oratorio turns into the normal paintings on its topic and a permanent contribution to song and scholarship.

Originally released in 1977.

A UNC Press Enduring version -- UNC Press Enduring versions use the newest in electronic expertise to make on hand back books from our distinctive backlist that have been formerly out of print. those variations are released unaltered from the unique, and are offered in reasonable paperback codecs, bringing readers either ancient and cultural value.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 1: The Oratorio in the Baroque Era: Italy, Vienna, Paris PDF

Best music books

Mendelssohn and the Organ

Mendelssohn and the Organ is the 1st accomplished historical-critical learn in any language to ascertain the position of the organ in Mendelssohn's own occupation. It examines his complete oeuvre for the device, together with the Berlin-Krakow manuscripts, and provides for the 1st time Mendelssohn's entire correspondence along with his English writer, Charles Coventry.

The New Voice Pedagogy

The straightforward yet very important premise at the back of this significant ebook is fit voice is a gorgeous voice, and a transparent tone and delightful sound will come up from a fit vocal approach. in accordance with the innovations of voice remedy, laryngology, and voice technology, the hot Voice Pedagogy offers a no-nonsense examine the methods wisdom received via glossy technology may be utilized to educating voice.

Music in Theory and Practice Volume 1 (B&B Music)

This best-selling textual content offers track majors and minors an excellent beginning within the idea of tune. It strengthens their musical instinct, builds technical abilities, and is helping them achieve interpretive insights. The aim of the textual content is to coach readers at the sensible program of information. The analytical innovations provided are conscientiously designed to be transparent, basic, and without difficulty acceptable to any repertoire.

Experiencing Carl Maria von Weber: A Listener's Companion

Students have lengthy well-known Carl Maria von Weber because the father of the German Romantic and Nationalist track. The good fortune of his opera Der Freischütz nearly unmarried handedly introduced German operatic type onto the realm degree, competing with and difficult verified operatic traditions in France and Italy.

Extra info for A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 1: The Oratorio in the Baroque Era: Italy, Vienna, Paris

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 40 votes

Author: admin