Oratorio

An oratorio is a large musical composition for orchestra, choir, and soloists. Like an opera, an oratorio includes the use of a choir, soloists, an ensemble, various distinguishable characters, and arias. However, opera is musical theatre, while oratorio is strictly a concert piece—though oratorios are sometimes staged as operas, and operas are ...
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oratorio

originally setting of an extended religious narrative (and since ca. 1800, non-religious ones as well) for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, intended for concert or church performance without costumes or stage settings.
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Oratorio

• (n.) A more or less dramatic text or poem, founded on some Scripture nerrative, or great divine event, elaborately set to music, in recitative, arias, grand choruses, etc., to be sung with an orchestral accompaniment, but without action, scenery, or costume, although the oratorio grew out of the Mysteries and the Miracle and Passion plays, w...
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Oratorio

[horse] Oratorio (foaled 29 April 2002) is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. As a two-year-old in 2004 he won four of his seven races including the Anglesey Stakes, Futurity Stakes and Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere as well as finishing second in the Phoenix Stakes and the Dewhurst Stakes. He showed his best form when tried over a mile and...
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Oratorio

Or`a·to'ri·o noun [ Italian , from Latin oratorius belonging to praying. See Orator , and confer Oratory .] 1. (Mus.) A more or less dramatic text or poem, founded on some Scripture nerrative, or great divine event, elaborately set to music, in recitative, arias, gr...
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oratorio

a large-scale musical composition on a sacred or semisacred subject, for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra. An oratorio`s text is usually based on ... [10 related articles]
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Oratorio

A musical composition for chorus, orchestra and soloists whose text is usually religious, serious or philosophical. Generally not staged, oratorio was Handel
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oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra
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oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra
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oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra
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oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra
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oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra
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oratorio

a nonliturgical, nontheatrical sacred work for soloists, chores and orchestra, something like an opera but performed without action, costumes or scenery.
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Oratorio

An extended cantata on a sacred subject.
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Oratorio

An oratorio is a large musical work, generally based on a sacred text or religious topic, with soloists, chorus and orchestra. Although many musical elements of an oratorio are similar to opera, no costumes, sets or acting are used, and oratorios are usually performed as a concert.
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Oratorio

An oratorio is a sacred musical composition of an extended nature, the words generally taken from Scripture. The term 'oratorio' comes from the Oratory in which Saint Philip Neri assembled his
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oratorio

Dramatic, musical setting of religious texts, scored for orchestra, chorus, and solo voices. Originally it was acted out with scenery and costumes, but gradually it became more commonly performed as a concert. Its origins lie in the Laude spirituali performed by St Philip Neri's Oratory in Rome in the 16th century, followed b...
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Oratorio

Large-scale dramatic genre originating in the Baroque, based on a text of religious or serious chara
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oratorio

oratorio (ôrutôr'ēō) , musical composition employing chorus, orchestra, and soloists and usually, but not necessarily, a setting of a sacred libretto without stage action or scenery. The immediate forerunner of oratorio, Emilio del Cavaliere's sacred opera La rappresentaz...
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