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Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era. The final volume, Volume 4, published in 2000, surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France.
A History of the Oratorio is the first full-length history of the genre since Arnold Schering published his Geschichte des Oratoriums in 1911. In addition to synthesizing current thought about the oratorio, these volumes contribute new information on relationships between oratorio librettos and contemporary literary and religious thought, and on the musical differences among oratorios from different geographical-cultural regions.
Information on the 4 volumes included in this Omnibus E-Book:
A HISTORY OF THE ORATORIO
Howard E. Smither
Volume 1: The Oratorio in the Baroque Era: Italy, Vienna, Paris
507 pp., 59 illus., 74 music examples
Volume 2: the Oratorio in the Baroque Era: Protestant Germany and England
415 pp., 48 illus., 75 music examples
Volume 3: the Oratorio in the Classical Era
736 pp., 37 illus., 30 tables, 110 music examples
Volume 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
856 pp., 24 illus., 33 tables, 90 figs.
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