Here is a new hot Classical Oratorio - "THE BEATITUDES" released by Progress Gabriel Akpabio and given out free of charge to the public. The superb Oratorio has 16 pieces arranged for Solo voices, Chorus and Orchestra. The scores of the work is attached here for download, while the audio...
I've recently fallen in love with music from the Classical and Romantic eras for choir and orchestra, particularly masses and oratorios. I've looked on some threads discussing such music, in hopes of discovering new works, and I've of course found those by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn...
Does anyone know any Händel operas or oratorios that have clear renaissance period themes or styles such as use of modes, polyphony, lack of clear contrast or any other renaissance specific themes. Semele is one of them with a strong polyphonic chorus but looking for others. Thanks in advance!
I'm an aspiring academic singer (singing opera/art songs; from Bach and Mozart to modern music) and I encountered a problem that is connected to the repertoire studies.
I'm trying to understand if this problem is peculiar in my case,
or may it be familiar to the others...
International Oratorio Choir
Choral Workshop 27 September - 2 October 2016 in Cracow (Poland)
Szymanowski & Brahms
Who is the International Oratorio Choir?
The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios...
This is a surprisingly fine 1847 Passion Oratorio by a composer, primarily known as a "lieder" man; Carl Loewe. "Das Suhnopfer des neuen Bundes" (The Expiatory Sacrifice of the New Covenant )
Curious what you think of it...
It's Easter and it goes without saying that J S Bach's famous and well loved Easter Oratorio is often a center piece. I love this great composition from the opening joyful sinfonia right through to the end.
Bach's great Christmas Oratorio that we all love, do you consider it as one oratorio or as six separate cantatas grouped together?
Here are some notes from Wiki,
I am just curious what your views are on this topic.
Handel is one of the greatest composers. He was one of those rare composers who achieved fame and success during his life time despite professional setbacks (and which composer did not), and more importantly his music never faded away since his death to this day. He crafted the English oratorio...
What is your favorite work of Christmas-themed classical music (if you have one)?
For me, it's between Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, and Corelli's Concerto fatto per la notte di natale. Each one of these immediately screams Christmas in my mind. :)
A lesser-known but...