What is an oratorio and what is different between it and an opera?
An oratorio is a large vocal and instrumental dramatic work based on a sacred subject. The main difference between an oratorio and an opera is that an oratorio has no staging or costumes. ...
What are some compositions of George Frideric Handel?
Water Music suite Messiah (oratorio) Music for Fireworks Almira (opera) Israel in Egypt (oratorio) Esther (oratorio) ...
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A short oratorio usally intended for a church service is known as a?
Oratorio refers to a lengthy compilation of pieces for solo, chorus and instrumentation. Perhaps a short oratorio could be likened to a Cantata. Have not heard a direct reference to "short oratorio" in my educational experiences. A "Cantata". ...