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Oratorio

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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A musical composition on a sacred theme, dramatic in form and associated with orchestral accompaniments, but without scenic accessories; it derives its name from the oratory of St. Philip Neri at Rome, in which a composition of the kind was first performed, and was a musical development of the miracle plays (q. v .).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Oratorio'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​o/oratorio.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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