MUSC-313: Styles & Literature II

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This paper focuses on Haydn’s use of drama in regard to his oratorio The Creation. To understand Haydn’s use of drama, we considered three main aspects. The first aspect is the means by which Haydn came about The Creation text and the meaning it held for him. The second aspect is an analysis of the work, particularly looking at text painting, comedic elements, and orchestration. Finally, we will discuss the reception of Haydn’s work and the importance it held in relation to the aesthetics of the time. The Creation was a staple of Haydn’s work, and would prove to be a large influence on future composers, as well as writers and artists.

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