You can't gain any more glory in your present field; you stand at the head of concert and oratorio singers in America.
Needless to say, it was "not equal to Mr. Handel's oratorio of Esther or Deborah."
The solo parts in the oratorio are always short and of a reflective character.
My part did not come until late in the second part of the oratorio.
He was not allowed to put the title of the oratorio on the bills.
While Handel was writing in England, the oratorio languished in Germany.
Burney assigns to it the credit of being "the first sacred drama or oratorio in which recitative was used."
The characterization of the oratorio, however, is thoroughly pertinent and complete.
The Christmas services, the Christmas oratorio, brought her the usual serene joy and comfort.
The motto of the oratorio is "Love is strong as death, and unconquerable as the grave."
"long musical composition, usually with a text based on Scripture," 1727 (in English from 1640s in native form oratory), from Italian oratorio (late 16c.), from Church Latin oratorium (see oratory (n.2)), in reference to musical services in the church of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Rome, where old mystery plays were adapted to religious services.
A musical composition for voices and orchestra, telling a religious story.