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The Story of Great Music

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  1. Introduction

    What You Need to Begin
    5 Steps
  2. The Renaissance and Baroque Eras
    1. Renaissance
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  3. 2. Early Baroque
    11 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  4. 3. Handel
    10 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  5. 4. Bach
    13 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  6. The Classical Era
    5. Haydn
    9 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  7. 6. Mozart
    10 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  8. 7. Beethoven
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  9. The Romantic Era
    8. Early German Romantics
    9 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  10. 9. French Romantics
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  11. 10. Masters of the Piano
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  12. 11. Romantic Opera
    9 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  13. 12. Brahms
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  14. 13. Romantic Nationalism
    10 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  15. 14. Russian Romantics
    9 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  16. The 20th Century
    15. French Impressionism
    10 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  17. 16. Finland, England, & America
    9 Steps
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    1 Quiz
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We have provided the full versions of some other important vocal works by Handel featured in this lesson. This is not a required step, but is provided for anyone who would like to watch pieces in their entirety.

If you’d like to listen to the complete oratorio of Saul, here is the complete performance by the Chœur de Chambre de Namur (The Chamber Choir of Namur, France). They are the same performers who were featured in the lesson “Handel’s Vocal Music”. You can access their YouTube channel here.

You may want to read the libretto (text) for reference. It is available here online.

Watch Part 1 of Saul – Acts I & II

Watch Part 2 of Saul – Act III

Watch Israel in Egypt performed by Trinity Baroque & Downtown Voices, conducted by Stephen Sands (95 min)

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