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  1. An Oratorio is a religious opera, without the action.
  2. An oratorio is a large musical composition for orchestra, vocal soloists and chorus. (Web site)
  3. An oratorio is a large musical composition including an orchestra, a choir, and soloists. (Web site)
  4. Oratorio - An extended cantata on a sacred subject.
  5. Oratorio is a municipality in the Santa Rosa department of Guatemala.


  1. The most significant composer of oratorio latino is Giacomo Carissimi, whose Jephte is regarded as the first masterpiece of the genre.
  2. The "Christus" Oratorio is progressing but slowly, owing to the many interruptions which I have to put up with this winter.
  3. One of his most famous works is Elijah, an oratorio that he composed and conducted.
  4. Oratorio An oratorio is a composition for orchestra, soloists and choir. (Web site)
  5. The plot of an oratorio is often minimal, and some oratorios are not narrative at all.

Church Music

  1. Differing from the oratorio, church music of the time did not have a narrator or make use of a recitative.
  2. Romantic church music was like an oratorio as it employed large choruses, an orchestra, and solo voices.


  1. Few Englishmen attempted to emulate Handel's mastery of oratorio, though there are examples by Greene, Arne and Stanley.
  2. Towards the end of his life George Frideric Handel found his musical home in the oratorio. (Web site)


  1. Frequently the instruments for oratorio choruses include timpani and trumpets.
  2. A chorus fine: Tulsa Oratorio is a must-hear.


  1. Handel 's oratorio Messiah (1742) includes two well-known da capo arias, "He Was Despised" (for alto soloist) and "The Trumpet Shall Sound" (for bass).
  2. Aria: A musical work usually found in an opera or oratorio, which generally dwells on a single emotional theme of one of the characters.
  3. An aria in Ternary form (A B A) used in opera and oratorio in the 17th and 18th centuries. (Web site)

Christmas Oratorio

  1. The Christmas Oratorio was conceived as a set of six cantatas.
  2. Perhaps the most important musical element in Bach's sacred choral music, and certainly in the Christmas Oratorio is the chorale.


  1. The da capo aria was common in the musical genres of opera and oratorio.
  2. While an opera is performed in a theatre, an oratorio is a concert piece.
  3. Oratorio resembles an opera but costumes, acting and scenery are absent. (Web site)
  4. An art song is a complete composition in itself and is not part of a larger work such as an opera or and oratorio. (Web site)


  1. Probably the best known oratorio in the English-speaking world is Handel's Messiah.
  2. Probably the best known oratorio is the Messiah by Händel.
  3. Of these, Messiah (1742) is the best known, though as a setting of a purely biblical, non-dramatic text it is not representative of Handelian oratorio.
  4. His best-known work is Messiah, an oratorio set to texts from the King James Bible.


  1. The differentiation between an oratorio and other religious music lay within the text, instead of within formal and stylistic factors.
  2. Whether religious or secular, the theme of an oratorio is meant to be weighty. (Web site)
  3. During the second half of the 17th century, there were trends toward the secularization of the religious oratorio. (Web site)


  1. Musical Forms - Oratorio Musical Forms Oratorio An extended musical setting of a sacred, usually non-liturgical, text.
  2. Like the oratorio, the cantata may be sacred or secular in subject matter and lyric or dramatic in style.


  1. Oratorio closely mirrored opera in all ages in musical style and form, except that choruses were more prominent in oratorio than in opera.
  2. For Handel 'oratorio' normally meant a three-act dramatic work on a biblical subject, with prominent use of the chorus, performed as a concert in a theatre.
  3. Oratorio closely mirrors opera in all ages in musical style and form, except that choruses are more prominent in oratorio than in opera.


  1. By the 1660s oratorio was established, and until circa 1720 it flourished in oratories and secular surroundings.
  2. The halls where they worshiped were referred to as "oratories", so the art form came to be known as the oratorio.


  1. Recitative: A musical work usually found in an opera or oratorio, which mimics the patterns of speech, in order to advance the story.
  2. Soon afterward there developed the oratorio volgare, also in Italian, which employed a testo, or narrator, to advance the action of the story. (Web site)


  1. These hybrid works (part opera, part oratorio) are customarily referred to as secular oratorios.
  2. Mendelssohn's Symphony Cantata, the Lobgesang, is a hybrid work, partly in the oratorio style. (Web site)


  1. Libretto: the text of an opera, cantata, oratorio, or passion. (Web site)
  2. A special type of oratorio is the Passion, the setting of New Testament accounts of Christ's crucifixion.
  3. A direct successor was Brockes's Passion oratorio, set by Handel, Keiser, Telemann, Mattheson and others.


  1. Other new genres of vocal music included the cantata and the oratorio. (Web site)
  2. In the same way the church cantata, solo or choral, is indistinguishable from a small oratorio or portion of an oratorio. (Web site)
  3. The music of Haydn 's late oratorios, The Creation and The Seasons, reflects his experience of Handelian oratorio in London.
  4. Both oratorio and cantata use recitatives and arias in operatic style. (Web site)
  5. It differs also from oratorio which is customarily based on a religious subject and is performed without scenery costumes or stage action.


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