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Oratorios – Sheet Music & Scores

Looking for a wide selection of Oratorios from various periods of music history, then you’ve come to the right place! Browse our sheet music and scores, and explore all the wonderfully dramatic sacred works on offer from Stretta Music today!

From the Oratories to Rock Oratorios

In 1700, Pope Clement IX banned the latest wave of explicit and violent opera in Rome for five whole years. But not even his own members of the Roman Curia wanted to forego the dramatic musical pleasures, so they gave established opera composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti and Antonio Caldara theatrical spiritual texts to set to music. These new works were performed in the oratories, the prayer rooms of monasteries, without any staging or set. This is how a genre got its name, the oratorio, and it was in essence, musically identical to opera.

One of the most famous arias by Georg Frideric Handel, his Lascia ch’io pianga which is well known from his hugely popular opera Rinaldo, originally comes from his first oratorio “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno”.

The genre became just as successful as opera, and as opera moved into the 20th & 21st centuries with modern rock operas like Tommy by The Who, the oratorio has also evolved, with works such as “Luther” by Dieter Falk.

Some selected Oratorios

Oratorio Arias for Soprano

Alleluia

Oratorio Arias for Soprano

Arias from Oratorios (with CD)
Music Minus One Soprano

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Piano score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 138624

25.70 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Paulus

Oratorium
Klavierauszug XL
Urtext Stuttgarter Mendelssohn-Ausgaben

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (XL format)

Item no.: 677222

25.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

Oratorium für Soli, gemischten Chor, Orchester und Basso continuo
Erste kritische Ausgabe (Fassungen von 1747 und 1758/59)
Urtext Stuttgarter Händel-Ausgaben

for: 4 soloists (SMezTB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 677322

24.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Josef Rheinberger

Christoforus op. 120

Legende
Einzelausgabe aus Band 9 der Rheinberger-Gesamtausgabe

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Score

Item no.: 623064

115.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Der Messias

Oratorium in 3 Teilen für 4 Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester (Urtextausgabe) (Urtext)

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 379050

16.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Creation Hob. XXI:2

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 551928

14.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Hymn of Praise op. 52 MWV A 18

A Symphony-Cantata after Texts from the Holy Scriptures
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (SST), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 695978

13.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

45 Arias from Operas and Oratorios 1

for low voice and piano

for: Voice (low), piano

Music score

Item no.: 404235

19.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Messiah HWV 56

Novello Handel Edition

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 225360

13.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

St. Paul (Paulus) Op. 36

Oratorio

for: 5 soloists (SATBB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 359617

17.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Seasons Hob. XXI:3

Oratorio
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 476444

14.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Arthur Honegger

Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher

for: Narrator, soloists, children's choir, mixed choir, orchestra

Score

Item no.: 277979

76.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

45 Arias from Operas and Oratorios 1

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score

Item no.: 404234

18.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55

Oratorio in three parts (Urtext)

for: 4 soloists (SSTB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 244299

28.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Elijah op. 70 MWV A 25

An Oratorio Based on the old Testament Text

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 205772

18.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion BWV 244b

Early version
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SSAATTBB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 444394

23.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Elijah op. 70

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 5 soloists (SATTB), mixed choir (SSATTBB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 489920

18.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johannespassion

Passio secundum Joannem BWV 245 - Urtext Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben
Fassung IV (1749) mit der unvollendeten Revision 1739 im Anhang

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 346649

14.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Creation

Hob. XXII: 2

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 382310

14.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Messiah 1741 HWV 56

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 680065

17.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Elijah op. 70 MWV A 25

Oratorio
Urtext based on the Leipzig Mendelssohn Complete Edition

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 550957

129.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

Long considered the noblest, most inspired musical treatment of the crucifixion of Christ, Bach's St. Matthew Passion remains an immensely popular work.
Dover Mini Scores

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Study score

Item no.: 168012

12.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
Dieterich Buxtehude

Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit BuxWV 31

BuxWV 31
Partitur

for: Soli (SSATB), Streicher, Basso continuo; Chor (SSATB) ad libitum

Score

Item no.: 234322

16.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Heinrich Schütz

Account of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Historia der Auferstehung Jesu Christi SWV 50
Stuttgarter Schütz – Ausgabe
Urtext

for: Favorit choir (SSSATTBarB), mixed choir (SATB), 4 viole da gamba, basso continuo [organ]

Score

Item no.: 425139

28.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Creation Hob. XXI:2

Oratorium für 5 Solostimmen (SSTBB), Chor und Orchester

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Conductor score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 146193

65.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks
George Frideric Handel

Messiah HWV56

Klavierauszug XL Großdruck in Englisch

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 661149

23.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Semele

Secular oratorio HWV 58

for: 5 soloists (SAATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Study score

Item no.: 312919

40.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
Reinhard Keiser

St. Marc Passion

Passio secundum Marcum
First version, first performed in Weimar around 1713 by J. S. Bach

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction

Item no.: 241833

23.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Messiah

Novello Handel Edition

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 344563

12.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Michael Tippett

A Child of Our Time (1939-1941)

Oratorium

Piano reduction

Item no.: 354116

28.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Seasons Hob. XXI:3

Oratorio
for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 284222

14.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Theodora

Novello Handel Edition

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 327698

21.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Creation

New Novello Choral Edition

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 181055

14.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Athalia HWV 52

Oratorio in three parts
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 476443

57.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Solomon HWV 67

Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, gem Chor und Orchester
Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction

Item no.: 631238

57.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Paul McCartney

Ecce Cor Meum

Choral Suite

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score

Item no.: 340008

9.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks
George Frideric Handel

Halleluja

from the 'Messiah'
HWV 56, No. 36
Urtext Stuttgarter Handel-Editions

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra [organ]

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 665335

14.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn

The Seasons Hob. XXI:3

Edition Peters Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 482962

14.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
James Whitbourn

Annelies

Chamber Version

for: Voice (soprano), mixed choir (SATB), chamber orchestra

Score (spiral binding)

Item no.: 612466

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Semele

Abridged Concert Edition – gekürzte Ausgabe
Weltliches Oratorium HWV 58
Special Order Edition
Spiralbindung

for: 5 soloists (SAATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction

Item no.: 302988

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Saul HWV 53

Oratorio in three acts
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 138371

34.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Igor Strawinsky

Oedipus Rex

Opern-Oratorium in 2 Akten nach Sophokles

for: Narrator, soloists, male choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 198784

45.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Benjamin Britten

Saint Nicolas op. 42 (1948)

Eine Kantate für: Tenor-Solo, gemischten Chor, KInderchor, Klavier, Streicher, Schlagzeug und Orgel

Piano reduction

Item no.: 242954

28.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

St. Paul op. 36

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 460652

165.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Heinrich Schütz

Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben op. 9/19 SWV 324

aus: Kleine geistliche Konzerte II

for: Mixed choir (SSB) [male chorus (TTB)], basso continuo

Score

Item no.: 423224

3.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel - Messiah at Easter

Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates ( Demo )

George Frideric Handel

Messiah at Easter

for: Flute / Oboe / Mallet Percussion

Book, CD

Item no.: 466489

19.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Occasional Oratorio HWV 62

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 579893

44.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Messiah

Oratorio for 4 Soli, Choir and Orchestra HWV 56

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Conductor score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 379043

75.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

A Textual Companion To Handel's Messiah

Book

Item no.: 647601

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
Willy Burkhard

Isaiah's Vision op. 41

Oratorium

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 121394

26.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

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