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Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Deborah W. Rooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Handel's Israelite oratorios are today little known among non-specialists, but in their own day they were unique, pioneering and extremely popular. Dating from the period 1732–52, they combine the ... More


Introit: Handel and Israelite oratorio

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter outlines how Handel came to develop Israelite oratorio in the context of his career as an opera impresario. It then goes on to define ‘Israelite oratorio’, describing the ... More


Catholic Themes in Art and Music

Charles Scribner III

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

God made things perfectly, and Michelangelo presented them in idealized form in his sculpture and painting. The anguish Michelangelo suffered to create beautiful things spurred him on to create an ... More


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