Needless to say, it was "not equal to Mr. Handel's oratorio of Esther or Deborah."
My part did not come until late in the second part of the oratorio.
Not even his Puritanism could enjoy an unlimited diet of oratorio.
The motto of the oratorio is "Love is strong as death, and unconquerable as the grave."
The scenes themselves indicate the dramatic character of the oratorio.
The next scene is one of the most impressive and dramatic in the oratorio.
He invited Spohr to assume its direction and to write an oratorio for the occasion.
The characterization of the oratorio, however, is thoroughly pertinent and complete.
"Esther" was his first English oratorio, and it made a great success.
While Handel was writing in England, the oratorio languished in Germany.