[ US /ˌɑɹəˈtɔɹioʊ/ ]
[ UK /ˌɒɹətˈɔːɹɪˌə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
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How To Use oratorio In A Sentence

  • Handel's standing as one of the greatest composers of the high baroque period is based on his Messiah, dozens of other oratorios and operas, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
  • Why "Jephtha," Handel's last oratorio, isn't outrageously overplayed is one of those weird mysteries of life. Spend some time and rock a rhyme / I said, It's not that easy
  • Innocence and repose are the oratorio's distinguishing features.
  • She has performed in many operas, operettas, musicals and oratorios.
  • The sinfonia, a type of overture, does not necessarily represent the subject of the oratorio.
  • Its repertoire is rich and varied, including a number of difficult and rarely performed musical pieces, opera and ballet music, as well as cantatas and oratorios.
  • The oratorio is arranged in 15 distinct sections meant to parallel the structure of a passion play. Archive 2007-07-01
  • The part of the adult Saint Nicolas will be sung by Ed Lyon, a former choral scholar of the Abbey School Choir, who is on the cusp of a career as a soloist in oratorio and opera.
  • In parallel to her opera career, she also sang for Handel in the oratorio seasons.
  • The consort will be performing excerpts from JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio with organ, trumpets and timpani.
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