Quiz: Handel’s Vocal Music
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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 effect does Handel use to indicate the flight of the javelin that Saul throws at David?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