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MUS 121 - Oratorio

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Michael Sundblad

on 26 September 2015

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Transcript of MUS 121 - Oratorio

Oratorio
It. "Place of Prayer"
To English play-with-music
Oratorio
Large scale
Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus
Biblical stories
No sets, costumes, etc.
Style
1685-1759
German
studied in Italy, career in England

40+ Italian Operas
Declining popularity of Opera = Oratorio

Buried at Westminster Abbey
George Frederic Handel
Messiah
composed in 24 days
3 parts:
Christmas
Easter
Redemption
Messiah
Handel's Famous Oratorios:

Judas Maccabaeus
Samson
Israel in Egypt
Messiah
Overture
There were Shepherds...
Glory to God
http://wwnorton.com/college/music/ilg/ENJ_12/HandelMessiahRejoice.html
http://wwnorton.com/college/music/ilg/ENJ_12/HandelMessiahHallelujah.html
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