The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples


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Which of the following oratorios contains the Hallelujah chorus?

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1. How are operas and oratorios similar?

2. During which century were the standards for oratorio developed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet test you over topics related to composers of oratorios and pieces they've written. To pass the quiz you'll need to be able to define oratorio as well as identify the origins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Definition of oratorio
  • The English Oratorio
  • Comparison of an oratorio and an opera

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the origins and traits of an oratorio.
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the opera and an oratorio
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 'Hallelujah Chorus'

Additional Learning

To learn more about oratorios and the men who composed these pieces, review the accompanying lesson called The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the origins of oratorios
  • Differentiate between operas and oratorios
  • Distinguish when oratorios were first composed
  • Examine the similarities between oratorios and operas
  • Explain how English Oratorios differ from Italian