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Oratorios are similar to operas, but are unstaged, and are based on religious topics. Some common examples include: Handel's Messiah, Saul, Israel in Egypt, and Esther; Bach's Christmas Oratorio (and, arguably, his two Passions, which are essentially similar in form), Haydn's Creation, and Mendelssohn's Elijah and Christus. The best thing you can do is "dig ...


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An oratorio is essentially an opera that can be performed in a church. It is a concert piece rather than a staged piece and it is usually religious; other than that, you can basically approach it in the same way your would approach an opera, which is to say, in many different ways. As for structure: traditionally, you would have an overture, and then ...


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I am not a voice teacher, however I do know it is not very often for a voice type to deviate by much. From what you describe, it sounds like you are likely a baritono lirico(lyric baritone) or tenore robusto(dramatic tenor). One way you may determine your passaggi(every singer has two) is to sing one note at a time, first playing the note on a piano, then ...


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The biggest thing is simply practice and experience: the more you do it, the easier it gets. It doesn't help so much for the present, but it means that if you do this again next year, it will be easier. But here are a few tricks for this year. Highlight your part. That way, it stands out from the others, so it takes less concentration to find it when you ...


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The same way people read piano scores that have 2 clefs that are being played at the same time: You practice and practice and you'll get there. At first, it is hard for everyone to follow two different things simultaneously (in your case, a bass line and lyrics), but if you keep doing it, you'll be able to follow both the lyrics and the music without ...


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Usually with SATB the lyrics are just under the dots.That's because the same words may not always be sung at the same time in each voice. Learning the lyrics as in a poem means there is one fewer thing to look at - then the notes can be followed more easily. If you can find recordings of the pieces, them listen to them while following the sheet ...



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