Meaning of oratorio
Pronunciation: (ôr"u-tôr'ē-ō", -tōr'-, or"-), [key]
— pl. -ri•os.
- an extended musical composition with a text more or less dramatic in character and usually based upon a religious theme, for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, and performed without action, costume, or scenery.
- oratorio (Thesaurus)