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Composer of the Month

George Frideric Handel


Music for Royal Fireworks - on old instruments.

 

 

Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus

 

 

Baroque Music

Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 (strings with harpsichord)

 

 

Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons

 

 

D. Scarlatti, Sonata K. 450 in G minor

 

 

Telemann Suite in D major - with viola da gamba and other Baroque instruments, modern string instruments, and harpsichord.

 

 

Corelli, Concerti grossi, Op. 6 No. 4, in D major.

 


The Piano

Harpsichord vs. the fortepiano - listen to two pieces played on each instrument. What sounds different on each one? Which do you like better? (The music switches to piano around 3:40, then to harpsichord again at 7:13 and then back to piano at 11:45)

 

 

The Clavichord - supposedly Handel learned to play the clavichord in secret after his family was asleep. The clavichord was a popular keyboard instrument in the Baroque period. Notice how quiet the sound is – so young Handel could play without waking everyone up!

 

Time Signatures (pdf)

Print out the quiz and ask your teacher to check your answers.

 


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