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Handel's oratorios and eighteenth-century thought

Author: Ruth Smith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ruth Smith sheds new light on Handel's oratorio librettists and explores literature, music, aesthetics, politics and religion to reveal his texts as conduits for eighteenth-century thought.

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Genre/Form: History
Livrets
Named Person: George Frideric Handel; George Frideric Handel; Georg Friedrich Händel; Georg Friedrich Händel; George Frideric Handel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Smith
ISBN: 0521402654 9780521402651
OCLC Number: 30594223
Awards: Winner of Rose Mary Crawshay Prize 1996
Description: xiv, 484 pages : tables ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. English Origins of English Oratorio. 1. Artistic norms. 2. The purpose of art. 3. Music, morals and religion. 4. The biblical sublime. 5. The survival of epic. 6. The defence of Christianity. 7. Towards oratorio --
pt. II. The Patriot Libretto from the Excise Bill to the Jew Bill: Israelite Oratorios and English Politics. 8. Political events and political thought. 9. Allegorical politics. 10. Moral politics. 11. Esther to Athalia. 12. In time of war. 13. Images of government. 14. The conflict of public and private interests. 15. Coda: the end of Handel's Israelite oratorios --
Appendix 1 Libretto authors and sources --
Appendix 2 The oratorios and Methodism.
Other Titles: Handel's oratorios and 18th-century thought.
Responsibility: Ruth Smith.
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