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Author Rooke, Deborah W.

Title Handel's Israelite oratorio libretti : sacred drama and biblical exegesis / Deborah W. Rooke
Edition 1st ed
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 256 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Introit; 1. To Laugh or Not to Laugh: The Question of Esther; 2. A Gender Agenda: Deborah in Holy Writ and Handel; 3. Jezebel, Joash, and Jesus Christ: Aspects of Athalia; 4. Saul: Tragedy, Treachery, and Theology; 5. From Wild Man to War Hero: The Story of Samson; 6. Joseph: Saint or Sinner? Italian Opera, Handelian Oratorio, and Eighteenth-century Commentaries; 7. Judas Macchabaeus: Justifying the 1745 Anti-Jacobite Campaign; 8. Solomon and his Women: A Handelian Triptych; 9. Susanna: A Marriage Made in Heaven
Summary Combining the insights of present-day biblical studies with those of Handelian studies, this text examines the libretti of ten of Handel's Israelite oratorios and evaluates the relationship between each libretto and the biblical story on which it is based
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 -- Criticism and interpretation
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 -- Knowledge -- Bible
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
SUBJECT Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- 18th century.
Bible fast
Subject Oratorios -- Analysis, appreciation.
Oratorios -- 18th century -- History and criticism
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Oratorios -- Analysis, appreciation
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191613302