The School of North Carolina Press is proud to announce Howard Smither's flooring-breaking four-amount A History of the Oratorio, at the second are on the market in a single useful Omnibus E-E-book model. Revealed as UNC Press Enduring Editions, these volumes ship Smither's landmark scholarship to a model new period of readers and college students.
Written by an eminent scholar in a way that represents American musicological writing at its communicative biggest, A History of the Oratorio provides a synthesis and essential appraisal so exhaustive and reliable that the essential scholar of the oratorio may be compelled to look to these volumes as an indispensable provide. No work on the historic previous of the oratorio has however appeared in the English language that is comparable in scope and treatment with Smither's full four-amount work.
Volumes 1 and a pair of, revealed by the School of North Carolina Press in 1977, dealt with the oratorio in the Baroque interval, whereas Amount three, revealed in 1987, explored the fashion in the Classical interval. The last word amount, Amount 4, revealed in 2000, surveys the historic previous of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the most essential geographic areas of oratorio composition and effectivity: Germany, Britain, America, and France.
A History of the Oratorio is the first full-measurement historic previous of the fashion since Arnold Schering revealed his Geschichte des Oratoriums in 1911. Together with synthesizing current thought-about the oratorio, these volumes contribute new information on relationships between oratorio librettos and trendy literary and religious thought, and on the musical variations amongst oratorios from completely totally different geographical-cultural areas.
Information on the 4 volumes included on this Omnibus E-E-book:
A HISTORY OF THE ORATORIO
Howard E. Smither
Amount 1: The Oratorio in the Baroque Interval: Italy, Vienna, Paris
507 pp., fifty 9 illus., seventy four music examples
Amount 2: the Oratorio in the Baroque Interval: Protestant Germany and England
415 pp., forty eight illus., seventy 5 music examples
Amount three: the Oratorio in the Classical Interval
736 pp., 37 illus., 30 tables, 100 ten music examples
Amount 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
856 pp., 24 illus., 33 tables, ninety figs.
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