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Synonyms for oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

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The oratorio is in three parts: The first relates the birth of Christ; the second tells the Easter story of resurrection; and the third conveys the vanquishing of death, appropriate to Ascension and Pentecost.
It was the composer's first oratorio and is now widely recognised as a balanced masterpiece of melody and orchestration.
polyphonic baroque and the His oratorio The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus has the gravity of his father's sacred Passions but also the grace of Haydn's secular oratorios.
Sharjah - More than 500 journalists, broadcasters and media executives will be arriving to Sharjah to report on the aACAyClusters of light' oratorio set to take place at the opening ceremony of the Majaz Island Amphitheatre on March 26.
The oratorio will come to a number of cities around the world following its Sharjah performance.
The original database, "From Don to Giovanni: Opera and Oratorio Citation Database," compiled by Richard Parrillo, spanned the years 1589-1995.
The centrepiece of the event will be a rendition of Will Todd's Saint Cuthbert Oratorio, which was premiered in the Cathedral in 1995.
The Oratorio Society of Charlottesville-Albemarle was formed in 1966 by a small group of musicians in Charlottesville, Virginia, interested in performing classical choral masterworks.
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True to its name, the oratorio tells of the genocide of Bosnian Muslims in the eastern Bosnian city of Srebrenica in 1995.
Under the leadership of Scottish Opera, work began on The Friendship Oratorio at a meeting of representatives from No1 Ladies Opera House (Botswana), New Zealand Opera, Cape Town Opera, The Tehelka Foundation (India), Queensland Opera, (Australia) and Calgary Opera in February 2011.
John Passion", and the Easter and Ascension Oratorios form together a grand oratorio project which must have been a highlight in the musical life of Leipzig, Saxony, in 1734/1735.
AVONTUUR STUD in South Africa has purchased multiple Group 1 winner Oratorio from Coolmore.
The year 2011 was noteworthy for the many interesting projects relating to early music, with the recording of Jan Krtitel Vanhal' s oratorio Stabat Mater indisputably occupying one of the most prominent positions.
The performance of the world's most famous oratorio at the Wales Millennium Centre will bring together Welsh choir members, shower divas and, indeed, anybody who turns up with a score, including myself and fellow Western Mail scribe Karen Price.