It includes discussions of the Lutheran Historia , sacred dramatic dialogues, and the Lubeck Abendmusiken of Buxtehude.
The second part treats the oratorio in Protestant Germany in the early eighteenth century and examines Handel, Reinhard Keiser, and J. The third part considers primarily the English oratorios of Handel.
In most sections of A History of the Oratorio , the author has selected for special attention a few oratorios that are representative of each geographical area and period. An exception to this procedure is in the section on Handel in this volume, where all of the composer's English oratorios are treated fully with particular reference to recent specialized Handel studies.
Although this series was originally announced as a three-volume study, Smither will conclude with a fourth volume. Originally published in These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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A general survey of the history of Rome is given in L. Rome in the later seventeenth century is also vividly described in G. Masson, Queen Christina London, , and from the viewpoint of art history in T.
Magnusson, Rome in the Age of Bernini Stockholm, —6. Google Scholar.
For up-to-date views of aspects of music in early seventeenth-century Rome, see L. Bianconi, Music in the Seventeenth Century , trans. Musical life in Rome during the later seventeenth century is a focal point in L.
At present the history of the papal choir of the Sistine Chapel is mainly to be found in monographs on individual musicians; on Palestrina, see J. Roche, Palestrina London,