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A history of the oratorio. Vol. 1, The oratorio in the Baroque era : Italy, Vienna, Paris.

Author: Howard E Smither
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the Oratorio: Vol. 1: The Oratorio in the Baroque Era: Italy, Vienna, Paris

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard E Smither
ISBN: 9780807837740 0807837741 9780807812747 0807812749
OCLC Number: 263566263
Description: xxvii, 480 pages : illustrations, music, map on lining paper ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : The Antecedents and origins of the oratorio. The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Roman Catholic reform. Some antecedents of the oratorio ; The oratorians and their social context ; Antecedents of the oratorio in Neri's oratory ; A reappraisal of some oratorio antecedents ; The early Baroque : Antecedents and incunabula of the oratorio ; Antecedents ; Anerio's Teatro and some incunabula of the oratorio --
Part II. The oratorio in Italy, circa 1640-1720. Mid-Century Rome I : The oratorio volgare. Social, artistic, and literary background ; Musical background ; The oratories and their music ; Examples of the oratorio volgare ; The chief characteristics of the oratorio volgare ; Mid-century Rome II : Carissimi and the oratorio Latino. Rome's Latin oratory and its music ; Giacomo Carissimi ; Some contemporaries of Carissimi ; The chief characteristics of the oratorio Latino ; The Later Baroque I : Social contexts, patrons, composers, poets. Rome ; Other centers ; The later Baroque II : The libretto and music. The libretto ; The music of the oratorio from the 1660s to the 1680s ; The music of the oratorio from the 1680s to about 1720 ; Conclusion --
Part III : The Italian oratorio outside Italy. Vienna. The oratorio and sepolcro in Vienna ; Paris. Social and musical background ; Marc-Antoine Charpentier and the Latin oratorio ; Parisian oratorios after Charpentier.
Other Titles: Oratorio in the Baroque era.

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