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xv, 339 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Elgar and the British Oratorio at the end of the 19th century-- narrative and the oratorio-- Elgar, "The Light of Life" and the traditional oratorio-- "The Dream of Gerontius" and operratic narrative-- "The Apostles" and the narrative construction of an epic-- "The Kingdom" and the epic continued-- epilogue - the oratorio after "the Kingdom". Appendices: Select festival programmes, 1790-1912-- narration in English oratorios and oratorios performed in England ca. 1730-1945.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754602712 20160527
From the end of the 18th century to the beginning of World War I, the oratorio was Britain's most important and accesible musical genre. Understanding Elgar's four oratorios within this history should add a great deal to our understanding of Elgar, musical life at the time, and the differences between the public and private spaces of Britain's religious worship. The study explores Elgar's four works as part of the British oratorio tradition. Only by examining the English oratorio in general at the end of the 19th century should we be able to appreciate how revolutionary Elgar's works are. Each one moved away from the typical oratorio formats to portray a drama, based not on action, but characterization. Analyzing these four compositions through narrative reveals that "The Light of Life" and "Gerontius" gave Elgar the tools he needed to create a musical epic of Wagnerian proportions within "The Apostles" and "The Kingdom". Central to the author's discussion are the issues of Wagnerism's effect on Elgar's music, and Elgar's reaction to being labeled Wagerian. Locating Elgar's oratorios in this context and examining them individually should allow for a more measured understanding of the complexities, contradictions, and subleties of the melding of public music and public religion in the late Victorian age, as well as the clash of conservative musical genres with more modern methods. These investigations hope to show that Elgar, in the oratorio's last triumph, transcended the genre's limitations in a new, unique manner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754602712 20160527
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552 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., music ; 25 cm.
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128 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
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xii, 331 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
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5. L'oratorio [1983]

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127 p. ; 18 cm.
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v. <1-4 > : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. The oratorio in the baroque era: Italy, Vienna, Paris.--v. 2. The oratoria in the baroque era: Protestant Germany and England.--v. 3. The oratorio in the classical era.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807817315 20160528
This volume completes Howard E. Smither's history of the oratorio, and it covers the 19th and 20th centuries. It explores the oratorio in each language and geographical area by studying the cultural and social context, and offering analyses of 31 specific oratorios.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807825112 20160528
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7. L'oratorio [1948]

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143 p. 17cm.
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xxiv, 243 p. front., illus. (incl. facsims) pl., ports. 19 cm.
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cover-title, 66, xxvii p. illus (music) 22 cm.
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335 p. ; 18 cm.
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335 p. 18cm.
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335 p. 18 cm.
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16p. ; 4⁰.
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3 v. (xiii, 1626 leaves) : ill. ; 28 cm.
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214 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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vii, 134 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Handel : a brief biography
  • Handel's English oratorios
  • Messiah libretto
  • Messiah revisions
  • Messiah analysis : an integral guide for the listener
  • Messiah recordings.
This is Handel's massive drama of human redemption and the most popular oratorio in the history of Western music. After 250 years (1741), it has the power to move listeners spiritually and musically. Drawing from both Testaments, Handel's "Messiah" has spawned groups of listeners dedicated to its performance. Musically, "Messiah" ranges from madrigal to aria, with an unvarying transparency of expression, imbued with humility and grace."Magnum Opus" is a series for anyone seeking a greater familiarity with the cornerstones of Western Classical Music--operatic, choral and symphonic. Always passionate, down-to-earth, and authoritative on the works and their creators, "Magnum Opus" is an indispensable resource for anyone's musical library and the perfect gift for the music-lover in your life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826429438 20160528
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vii, 705 p. : ill., music, port. ; 21 cm.
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1 p., ʼ ., [v]-vii, 382 p., 1 . illus. (music) 25 cm.
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105 p. 30 cm.
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xxxviii, 524 p. : ill., music ; 27 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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