You can't gain any more glory in your present field; you stand at the head of concert and oratorio singers in America.
You talk of a planned seduction as if it were part of an oratorio.
The solo parts in the oratorio are always short and of a reflective character.
Needless to say, it was "not equal to Mr. Handel's oratorio of Esther or Deborah."
He was not allowed to put the title of the oratorio on the bills.
My part did not come until late in the second part of the oratorio.
Burney assigns to it the credit of being "the first sacred drama or oratorio in which recitative was used."
While Handel was writing in England, the oratorio languished in Germany.
The Christmas services, the Christmas oratorio, brought her the usual serene joy and comfort.
The characterization of the oratorio, however, is thoroughly pertinent and complete.
"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.