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n. - A musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text.

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  • On numerous occasions he has been a soloist in oratorio performances throughout the region.
  • Susannah Cibber, who gained considerable fame as a singer in oratorio before becoming an acress.
  • The oratorio is arranged in 15 distinct sections meant to parallel the structure of a passion play.
  • For example, Frank Martin's adaptation of the Tristan and Iseut legend in oratorio form Le Vin Herb√©. for more
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