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Word: oratorio

Definition: dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata


Sentences Containing 'oratorio'

2 ouvertures, 1 string quartet, 9 piano works, many choir works, and an oratorio "John the Baptist".
After the school's closure in 1985, McCartney returned one night to reminisce about his school days, while he was writing his 'Liverpool Oratorio'.
Air (Italian: "aria"; also "ayr", "ayre" in French), a variant of the musical song form (in opera, cantata and oratorio often referred to as aria), is the name of various song-like vocal or instrumental compositions, and can also be applied to the interchangeable melodies of folk songs and ballads.
Allen has also appeared as an oratorio soloist with various symphony orchestras and oratorio societies.
Another notable recording he left is J. S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio", with fellow singers Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, and Franz Crass, conducted by Karl Richter.
Bach later used a similar scoring in Part IV of his "Christmas Oratorio", to be performed on New Year's Day.
Battaglia is best renowned as a singing teacher, of opera, oratorio and art song, and was the first Italian teacher to specialise in German Lieder.
Coates became one of the most popular festival singers in England, singing at the triennial Leeds Festival in 1901 and performing Elgar's oratorio "Dream of Gerontius" at Worcester in 1902, followed by numerous other Elgar works.
During the 1723 Christmas season, Bach used the structural device of three chorale stanzas, otherwise rare in his cantatas, twice more, in , and in . He used the structuring of major works in scenes which are closed by chorale later in his Passions and in his "Christmas Oratorio".
Every year, the school performs an oratorio either held in the Rose Theatre or the Tiffin Sports Hall, which consists of students, parents, staff and friends and is accompanied by either the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players or the Sinfonia Britannica.
EXAMPLES OF EARLY ITALIAN TREATMENT OF TREES A. From pictures in Oratorio di S. Ansano.
Foli's career in concert and oratorio at the principal festivals developed alongside his operatic work, often with the same colleagues.
Four of his daughters (of whom the eldest, Mary (1809–1898), married Charles Cowden Clarke) were gifted singers; but the most famous was Clara Novello (1818–1908), whose beautiful high soprano and pure style made her one of the greatest vocalists, in opera as well as in oratorio and on the concert stage, from 1833 onwards.
Gideon (no HWV number) is an oratorio pastiche compiled largely from the works of George Frideric Handel by John Christopher Smith.
He also collaborated with Aldridge on the oratorio "Parables".
He appeared in concert, oratorio and opera in various countries.
He has also directed various works for the stage, including Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms", "Oedipus Rex" and "Novencento" at the Edinburgh International Festival; Kafka's "The Trial", adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa; the oratorio "Lost Objects" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; "Siegfried" in Toronto; and "The Lindbergh Flight" and "The Seven Deadly Sins", first in Lyon and then in Edinburgh.
He has given master classes in Historical Performance at Yale University and Dartmouth College, and in early oratorio at The Juilliard School.
He has performed not only in opera and oratorio, but also in the musical theater field (Judge Turpin in ) and the operetta field in Gilbert and Sullivan roles, such as the title character in "The Mikado".
He has received commissions to compose many of his works, such as the “1898 Overture” commissioned by the Puerto Rico Government’s 1998 Centennial Commission; “Conversations with Silence”, commissioned for the New Jersey Chamber Music Society; “Jersey Polyphony”, commissioned by the American Composer Forum Continental Harmony Project; "Danza" commissioned by the Casals Festival; "La cancion de las Antillas" commissioned by the Puerto Rico Symphony; and “Juris Oratorio” commissioned by the University of Puerto Rico. Other orchestral works include: "El Pais de los Cuatro Pisos", a symphonic poem; and "Sinfonia del Milenio" a symphonic tour of history from creation to present times in an audiovisual format.
He professed to think that Sullivan's "preoccupation with comic opera, to the neglect of oratorio and symphony" was a "deplorable" loss to English music, although he also wrote that without Gilbert, nothing of Sullivan's music would have survived.
He reportedly wrote at least one symphony, a quartet, according to Tchaikovsky, in the style of Joseph Haydn, and an oratorio entitled "John the Baptist." For a professor of composition at a conservatory, this meagerness of output could be considered unusual. This lack of compositional output may have contributed to the undistinguished opinion held generally about Zaremba, a viewpoint Tchaikovsky shared ultimately as well.
He sings baritone in the Syracuse Oratorio Society.
He then had a successful career as an oratorio singer in Germany, Austria and England and travelled further afield.
He then went on to study for a Doctorate in Lieder and Oratorio from University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Holy Boy is the name of a Christmas Oratorio written by David Palmer.
In 1792 he went to Berlin, where his oratorio "Isaaco" was produced, in consequence of which he was made court Kapellmeister to the king of Prussia, and in that capacity wrote a great deal of official music, including cantatas, and a coronation "Te Deum".
In 1831 Schelble commissioned Mendelssohn to write an Oratorio on behalf of the Society of St Cecilia.
In addition to his various employments as choirmaster, he was associated with the Oratorio di SS Trinità dei Pellegrini e Convalescenti, in Rome, an organization which paid him on several occasions, possibly for compositions.
In English it most commonly refers to a 17th- or 18th-century orchestral piece used as an introduction, interlude, or postlude to an opera, oratorio, cantata, or suite.
In this cantata, the first insertion is from a hymn that Bach would later use at the end of Part III of his Christmas Oratorio, sung to the earlier melody (1589) by an anonymous composer.
It was performed in 1943 at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara and in 1948 had its Spanish premiere, when at the invitation of General Franco, a reduced oratorio version was performed in Madrid.
John Coates (29 June 1865 – 16 August 1941) was a leading English tenor, who sang in opera and oratorio and on the concert platform.
Joseph Hislop (5 April 18846 May 1977) was a Scottish lyric tenor who appeared in opera and oratorio and gave concerts around the world.
Judith is an oratorio written by Thomas Arne and Isaac Bickerstaff.
Lumsden's singing career began before World War II with singing popular classics on the wireless and performing in oratorio around Britain.
Many of his works evolved from a religious inspiration, including numerous pieces for a mixed choir and a men choir "a cappella", but also great cantata-oratorio forms ( Via Crucis, Missa Claramontana, few forms of Magnificat and Stabat Mater).
Marcelli wrote compositions for musical theatre and oratorio including one for the Bohemian Club.
Much of the oratorio is derived from the works of Handel, but Smith used an overture and six vocal items from his own oratorio of 1762 "The Feast of Darius".
Muriel Foster (22 November 187723 December 1937) was an English contralto, excelling in oratorio.
Muriel's oratorio debut was in Hubert Parry's "King Saul" in 1896.
On 23 June 1988 she performed two works by C. P. E. Bach, his "Magnificat" and the oratorio "Die Israeliten in der Wüste", with soloists Nancy Argenta, Mechthild Georg, Howard Crook and Stephen Roberts under Frieder Bernius in the first concert of the Rheingau Musik Festival in Eberbach Abbey.
She has a wide ranging concert and oratorio repertoire and has performed the major works in the UK and internationally.
The bands played the "Dead March" (a dirge) from the oratorio "Saul", and a 40-person choir from St.
The bell plays a melody from Händel's oratorio "Saul."
The music is festively scored, using two horns, similar to Part IV of Bach's later "Christmas Oratorio".
The students also participated in prayer circles, the Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Mission Study Class, Gladstone debating society, Glee Club, the Athletic Association, and the Handel Oratorio Society.
These recordings include complete operas, oratorio, operetta, orchestral works and Broadway standards.
Zaremba composed most of his piano works and the oratorio in Würtemberg.

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