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Kirkendale's exhaustive treatment of this influential work in cludes a description of these first performances, the publication of the work in late September 1600 (a publication that includes crucial information about its staging and thus an early example of operatic dramaturgy), its powerful dedicatee, Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini (1571-1621), the libretto, which was probably written by the Oratorian priest, Agostino Manni, the longstanding tradition of "Soul and Body" plays and poems (dating back even to Egyptian times), the tradition of laude and, finally, of rappresentazioni--popular Italian religious plays with boy actors, inserted songs (laude), three stage levels (cielo, terra, and inferno), and a concluding ballo--all found in Cavalieri's setting.
Later, too, Muller notes, Hopkins rejected Newman's "old Anglican, patristic, literary influence" for the "more floridly emotional Ultramontanist" stance shared by such church leaders as Cardinal Manning and the London Oratorian Frederick Faber.
Federico Barocci, Federico Borromeo, and the Oratorian Orbit.
3) Most influential of them all was the Oratorian Luis Antonio Verney (1713-92), the author of O Verdadeiro Metodo de Estudar ('The True Method of Education'), published in 1746.
One who visited in 1845 was Bishop Horace Bettachini, an Italian Oratorian, who had recently been appointed coadjutor to the vicar apostolic of Colombo (in Ceylon).
However, he was commended by Maurice d'Hulst, the French Oratorian and founder of the Institut Catholique, in his Conferences de NotreDame, as a "metaphysician of the first order.
The programme will be repeated at Tewkesbury Abbey on April 12, but the added interest in this Birmingham performance is that this will be one of the last public concerts ever to be given in the wonderful venue which is the Oratory, the Oratorian Fathers having decided not to open their doors to music-making to audiences in the future.
For those of us who know Cardinal Newman's life well, it is distressing to read that his relationship with fellow Oratorian Ambrose St.
Father Morgan's sensibilities reflect the Oratorian commitment to fulfilling one's vocation in connection with the world.
Dwight Culler has dealt magisterially with the subject and has shown how the writing of the Idea coincided with a move Newman's Oratorian community made from one part of Birmingham to another.
His wife died in 1849, and the following year he became an Oratorian at the Oratory of St Philip Neri.