By Howard E. Smither
The Oratorio within the classical Era is the 3rd quantity of Howard Smither's huge History of the Oratorio, carrying on with his synthesis and significant appraisal of the oratorio. His accomplished examine surpasses in scope and remedy all prior works at the topic. A fourth and ultimate quantity, at the oratorio within the 19th and 20th centuries, is forthcoming.
In this quantity Smither discusses the Italian oratorio from the 1720s to the early 19th century and oratorios from different elements of Europe from the 1750s to the 19th century. Drawing on works that characterize numerous varieties, languages, and geographical components, Smither treats the final features of oratorio libretto and song and analyzes twenty-two oratorios from Italy, England, Germany, France, and Russia. He synthesizes the result of really expert stories and contributes new fabric in keeping with firsthand examine of eighteenth-century tune manuscripts and published librettos.
Emphasizing the massive variety of social contexts during which oratorios have been heard, Smither mentioned examples in Italy similar to the Congregation of the Oratory, lay contrafraternities, and academic associations. He examines oratorio performances in German courts, London theaters and English provincial fairs, and the Parisian live performance spirituel. although the amount concentrates totally on eighteenth-century oratorio from the early to the past due Classical types, Smither comprises such transitional works because the oratorios of Jean-Francios le Seur in Paris and Stepan Anikievich Degtiarev in Moscow.
A background of the Oratorio is the 1st full-length historical past of the style due to the fact Arnold Schering's 1911 research. as well as synthesizing present thought of the oratorio, this quantity contributes new details on relationships among oratorio librettos and modern literary and spiritual idea, and at the musical modifications between oratorios from various geographical-cultural regions.
Originally released in 1987.
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In Bologna an oratorio was given on 6 February 172,5 by Dominican students for their annual celebration of the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas and also to acknowledge the recent election of Pope Benedict XIII (1714-30)—Bologna, of course, was in the papal state. About six weeks later (zo March), apparently the same oratorio was given in Milan, again by Dominican students and for St. 85 Colleges operated by the Scolopi in various Italian cities and even in small towns sometimes performed the same kinds of works (perhaps some of the same works) as were given at the Collegio Nazareno in Rome and for the same kinds of occasions.
36-37. 52. , pp. 20-44. 53. , pp. 30, 35; on the same subject at San Firenze in Florence, see Hill, "Florence II," pp. 249—50. 1-Rf: C III 15, translated in Johnson, "Oratorio," p. 35; original Italian, p. 721. A Florentine Oratorian document testifying to the separation of men and women at the performance of 1775, mentioned above, is I-Fsf: Ricordi B, p. 108 (3 December 1775), quoted in Hill, "Florence II," p. 249, n. 12. 14 The Oratorio in the Classical Era candle] they follow the text. After the first part of the oratorio begins the second sermon; the candles are extinguished and the audience either listens or (what happens more often) leaves the church until the second [part] begins, when the wax candles are lighted anew.
5 for only one year. For more information, see Smither, Oratorio, i:zo7-i5. 74. App. A: Oratorio per la santissima Vergine addolorata (1738 and 1739), La passione di Gesú Cristo nostro signare (1755), La SS. 9, 1733, 1736, 1737, and 1745). 75. On the Florentine parish confraternity, see Weissman, Ritual Brotherhood, pp. 106—8. 76. , p. 113, and Lumbroso and Martini, Confraternité romane, pp. 131-34. According to Hill, "Florence II," p. 109, n. 5, some of the Florentine city-wide confraternities mentioned above were also confraternities of Christian Doctrine, but they appear to have had more varied activities than the parish confraternities established strictly for doctrinal instruction.
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