Baroque Terms: Oratorio

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What is an oratorio?

Baroque Terms: Oratorio

An oratorio takes its text from the Bible or the Mass, and can be compared to an opera minus the acting. Bach and Handel wrote oratorios, as well as more modern composers such as Michael Tippett with "A Child of Our Time."

   

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