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4th Nov '15 6:01:09 PM karstovich2
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The best known oratorio is Handel's ''Messiah'' (the source of the famous Hallelujah chorus), though J.S. Bach's two extant oratorios, the St. Matthew Passion and the St. John Passion, are also well-known.
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The best known oratorio is Handel's Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's ''Messiah'' (the source of the famous Hallelujah chorus), though J.S. Bach's two extant oratorios, the St. Matthew Passion and the St. John Passion, are also well-known.
13th Feb '14 8:54:26 AM Elkhound
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Oratorios are usually religious in nature, telling a story from the Bible or a saint's legend. The form was invented to keep the opera singers employed during Lent, when the theatres were closed down.

The best known oratorio is Handel's ''Messiah'' (the source of the famous Hallelujah chorus), though J.S. Bach's two extant oratorios, the St. Matthew Passion and the St. John Passion, are also well-known.
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The best known oratorio is Handel's ''Messiah'' (the source of the famous Hallelujah chorus), though J.S. Bach's two extant oratorios, the St. Matthew Passion and the St. John Passion, are also well-known. well-known.
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