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An oratorio (Italian pronunciation: [oraˈtɔːrjo]) is a lairge muisical composeetion for orchestra, choir, an soloists.[1] Lik an opera, an oratorio includes the uise o a choir, soloists, an ensemble, various distinguishable chairacters, an arias.

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  1. Oxford English Dictionary: "A large-scale, usually narrative musical work for orchestra and voices, typically on a saucrit theme and performed with little or no costume, scenery, or action."