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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


Music, Reason, and Politeness: Magic and Witchcraft in the Career of George Frideric Handel

IAN BOSTRIDGE

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the elements of magic and witchcraft in the career of English composer George Frideric Handel. It looks at the theme of ... 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


Original: Handel Historiography and the Horizontal Remix

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

The reception surrounding George Frideric Handel represents a fascinating case study in historiography. In the generation after his death, Handel was held in extremely high esteem and valued in ... More


Handel

Donald Burrows

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Handel's compositions form one of the peaks of creative achievement in the Baroque period, and cover a remarkable range. His compositional processes were often complex, but could result in accessible ... More


The Final Decade II: A Career Completed

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the final years of George Frideric Handel, when he finally succumbed to blindness. It examines various ‘new’ material inserted into his oratorio in the seasons between 1753 and ... More


Germany, 1685–1706

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the early years of George Frideric Handel in Germany, particularly in his hometown of Halle, at Weissenfels, and at Hamburg. According to the biographer John Mainwaring, his ... More


The Oratorio Composer I: Dublin and London, 1741–5

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses George Frideric Handel's visit to Dublin at the request of patron Charles Jennens, who wrote the libretti for Messiah for Handel to perform for charity. It then describes the ... More


You Can Never Be Right for All Time

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

George Frideric Handel was the first composer in history whose works never fell out of the concert repertory. But despite the reverence for him, only a little of his music was actually performed in ... More


The ‘Academy’ Years, 1720–32

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes George Frideric Handel's association with the Royal Academy of Music as Master of the orchestra. Under the perpetual governorship of the Lord Chamberlain, Handel's first order ... More


The Transitional Decade I: Competition, 1732–7

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines George Frideric Handel's career as the general manager of The King's Theatre, where he made his first attempts at transition from writing Italian opera to English oratorio. ... More


London: The First Decade, 1711–19

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the first decade spent by George Frideric Handel in London where he became house composer for the Haymarket opera group and the Cannons house. However, before starting his work ... More


The Final Decade I: The Last Major Works, 1749–51

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the last major works of George Frideric Handel during the years 1749–51. During the summer of 1749, Handel completed only one oratorio, Theodora, believing that just one new ... More


The Transitional Decade II: Confusion, 1737–41

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers George Frideric Handel's career after the famous Covent Garden programme where he stood triumphant against the Opera of the Nobility. The period 1737–41 saw Handel switching ... More


The Oratorio Composer II: Towards Victory, 1745–9

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the 1745–9 Lenten opera season of George Frideric Handel, who despite having health issues, still continued to compose music. Handel's works of this period centred on heroes and ... More


Italy and Hanover, 1706–10

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines George Frideric Handel's career in Italy and Hanover, drawing mainly from accounts of John Mainwaring. In 1706, Handel found himself in Rome performing cantatas in private ... More


The Music, 1732–41

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the operas, oratorios and odes, church music, and instrumental music of George Frideric Handel during his transition period. It begins by analysing Orlando for operas. The piece ... More


The Music of the ‘Academy’ Years

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores musical compositions written by George Frideric Handel during his time at the Royal Academy of Music where he was Master of the Orchestra. It examines Handel's works in some ... More


The Captive Sultan: Operatic Transfigurations of the Ottoman Menace after the Siege of Vienna

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter suggests that, following the failed Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, a lessening of fear and anxiety in Europe coincided with the emergence of operas about Turks as European ... More


The Music of the 1740s

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyses the musical compositions of George Frideric Handel during the 1740s. The decade marked the emergence of a creative period that saw oratorio-type masterworks follow each other, ... More


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