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Handel’s father forbade the study of music because…CorrectIncorrect
Handel often composed by illustrating a dramatic mental picture with music so that audience members…CorrectIncorrect
Handel famously exclaimed, “I did think I did see Heaven opened and the great God himself” after the chorus of which of his compositions?CorrectIncorrect
In Saul, there is a massive chorus in which the Jewish people praise God for David’s victory over Goliath. Which three (3) instruments does Handel add to his usual orchestra to convey a scene of national rejoicing?CorrectIncorrect
What is the strength of an oratorio over an opera?CorrectIncorrect
Which two (2) of the following are given as reasons that Handel’s Messiah is universally regarded as his best work?CorrectIncorrect
Listen to the following selection which demonstrates a characteristic particular to the oratorio form. Which is it?
Mourn, Israel, mourn thy beauty lost,
Thy choicest youth on Gilboa slain!
How have thy fairest hopes been cross’d!
What heaps of mighty warriors strew the plain!CorrectIncorrect
Select all of the following that are true about Handel’s operas.CorrectIncorrect
(True or False) One of Handel’s biographers refer to Messiah as one of the greatest feats in the history of musical compositionsCorrectIncorrect
What is an overture?CorrectIncorrect
(True or False) Operas are the direct representation of a drama in music, while oratorios are musical commentaries on a dramatic subject.CorrectIncorrect
In which of Handel’s oratorios did he abandon the operatic manner of writing altogether?CorrectIncorrect
(True or False) Handel devoted most of his time to, and specialized in, instrumental music.CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following did Handel compose for more than two instruments? (Select one or all that apply)CorrectIncorrect
(True or False) Handel’s Concerti Grossi are similar to Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, but they are not as free or fine in their musical ideas and in their treatment of those ideas.CorrectIncorrect