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1
Oratorios first appeared in
A)Germany.
B)England.
C)Italy.
D)France.
2
The first oratorios were based on
A)Greek mythology.
B)contemporary literature.
C)Greek and Roman literature.
D)stories from the Bible.
3
Oratorio differs from opera in that it has no
A)orchestral accompaniment.
B)acting, scenery, or costumes.
C)choral parts.
D)vocal soloists.
4
In oratorio, the story is carried forward by the
A)arias.
B)chorus.
C)narrator's recitatives.
D)duets.
5
An element of the oratorio that is especially important and serves to comment on or participate in the drama is the
A)narrator.
B)chorus.
C)orchestra.
D)vocal soloist.







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