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Author Smith, Ruth, 1947-

Title Handel's oratorios and eighteenth-century thought / Ruth Smith.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.23092 HAND/SMIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 484 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 438-466) and index.
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.
Subject Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Oratorios. Librettos.
Libretto -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Other title Handel's oratorios and 18th-century thought.
ISBN 0521402654