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Definition of Oratorio

Oratorio

  1. 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, which were acted.
  2. Performance or rendering of such a composition.

Oratorio Translations

oratorio in German is Oratorium
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