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Paradise Lost John Milton
484 wordsHow does john Milton make Satan the most appealing and compelling character within the poem Paradise Lost. Offer your very own explanation for this fascination with the devil. Can you parallel Handel's music Messiah with Milton's poetry Paradise Lost? And, how might the music and poetry be aligned to the visual graphic art of Rembrandt? - John Milton, Paradise Lost, (reading # 4. 7) - Rembrandt van Rijn, The Hundred-Guilder, (fig# 21. 6) - G. F. Handel, The Messiah, (cassette II selection 3) In ...
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Bach And Handel Beethoven
936 wordsJohann Sebastian Bach and George Friderick Handel were two of the most important composers of the Baroque Period. Compare and contrast their lives and sacred musical works studied in class. Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friderick Handel are two of the most important composers of the Baroque period. Born only one month apart both in Germany. Handel lived nine more years than Bach. Coming from the same period the two composers have many qualities that are alike and some unlike. These qualities ...
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Description And Analysis Of Oratorio Art Song
915 wordsThis article will give a description of what an Oratorio and Art-Song are. It will also inform you on the stylistic characteristics, a summary on the historical background and a brief outline on the composers who helped develop and excelled in these styles of fantastic vocal music. Oratorio is based upon a substantial story of a religious or spiritual character. It is written for solo voices, chorus and orchestra and is often performed in churches or concert halls. Oratorio resembles an opera bu...
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The Music Of Baroque Period From 1600 1750
476 wordsThe geographical center of the Baroque Era was Europe, with Italy as the place of origin with the movement later spreading throughout Europe via Germany, France and England. Music was the main source of pastimes, with the lower class making up most of the musicians and composers. As these people climbed in fame however, they were given substantial pay increases, but they still remained servants with little or no rights at all. Many musicians were sons of musicians who were given as apprentices t...
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Baroque Period King George
1,385 wordsGeorge Frideric Handel was born on Febuary 23, 1865 in Halle, Germany. Halle is a city in upper Saxon, on the Sale rive about 150 kilometers southwest of Berlin. He was very interested in music at an early age. Although his father discouraged his interest in music, his mother provided alot of support for him, and he led a life of music. At the age of twelve George was the assistant organist at the cathedral of Halle. Although Handel was able to show that he could master multiple instruments, his...
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Center Of Gravity Sun Tzu
1,510 wordsClausewitz advocates attacking enemy schwerpunkt or centers of gravity. How does this compare with Sun Tzu's prioritization for attacking important elements of national power? Which theorist provides the most useful guidance for determining the object of a strategy or strategies? Introduction Clausewitz's attack of enemy centers of gravity and Sun Tzu's prioritization of attack of important elements of national power provide contrasting approaches to the development of effective strategy. These ...
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Corpus Christi Romantic Era
738 wordsReaction Paper I chose to attend the Corpus Christi Chorale performance, Davids Psalms and Pauls favorites. A chorale is basically just a choir, an organized group of singers. The performance took place on Tuesday, October 3 at The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal. It was a particularly special performance because one of the members, Paul Giraudin, was starting his 45 th season in the Corpus Christi Chorale, and celebrating his 80 th birthday. On Tuesday, three friends and I had arranged to...
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One Of The Greatest Taj Mahal
458 wordsGeorge Frideric Handel George Frideric Handel was one of the greatest composers of the late baroque period (1700 - 1750) and, during his lifetime, perhaps the most internationally famous of all musicians. Handel was born February 24, 1685, in Halle, Germany, to a family of no musical background. His own musical talent, however, began to show before his tenth birthday. He received lessons from a local organist, the only musical instruction he would ever have. His first job was as church organist ...
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Cantatas Were Composed Operas And Cantatas Handel
333 wordsGEORG FREDRICH HANDEL Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. I would bare my head and kneel at his grave. L. V. Beethoven (1824) Georg Friedrich Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Marienkirche, Halle. At the age of seven, Handel visited Saxon Court at Weissenfels with his father. It was here where Duke Johann Adolf heard Handel playing the organ. Adolf spoke with Mr. Handel and persuaded him to get young Georg Handel lessons. Shortly after this trip Handel started organ lessons at ...
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George Frederick Handel Handel Was Born Music
973 wordsGeorge Frederick Handel George Frederick Handel was born on February 24, 1685 in Halle, Germany. One of the greatest composers of the late baroque period (1700 - 50) and, during his lifetime, perhaps the most internationally famous of all musicians. Handel was born February 24, 1685, in Halle, Germany, to a family of no musical distinction. His own musical talent, however, expressed itself so clearly that before his tenth birthday he began to receive, from a local organist, the only formal music...
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Style Of Music Italian Opera
588 wordsGeorge Frideric Handel, certainly one of the founding fathers of music, introduced new types of music and affected the many composers who followed him. Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, a town in Germany. He was a very bright man not only was he a prodigy in music, but he also was trained in law. Handel played the organ, violin, harpsichord, and composed songs. His music influenced that of Mozart and maybe even Beethoven. The other famous composer of Handel's time was Bach. They mad...
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King George Prime Example
1,183 wordsGeorge Frideric Handel's Water Music George Frideric Handel's Water Music Not only is George Frideric Handel's Water Music extraordinarily beautiful, it also helped to establish the orchestral suite as a legitimate art form. Written to be performed outside instead of in a theater, it remains one of the most outstanding compositions in Handel's catalogue. Even though it is somewhat overplayed, the Water Music continues to be a very popular work of art. By nature of the venue this great work was t...
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Late 17 Th Early 18 17 Th Early 18 Aria
278 wordsThe aria: Are, deh, per pieta from the opera Giulio Cesare is in many ways typical of late 17 th, early 18 th century writing. First of all it is notated for a small string ensemble and Bassi meaning cello plus harpsichord. The cello plays the written line while the harpsichord plays the written line in the left hand and improvises the right hand using the chords indicated by the figured bass. The aria is also written in Italian despite the fact that Handel? s first language was not Italian, thi...
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Key Elements Teacher Student
602 wordsSometimes Great Expectations 4 Friendship Sometimes in life you meet a person you want to be like. You idolize them, you work on becoming the person they are. Ever so often, the person you idolize ends up becoming your best friend. In Charles Dickens Great Expectations the characters Pip and Herbert display this kind of friendship. Is a special richness possible in a friendship when one person is working on being on the same level as another person? A friendship is based on four key elements: tr...
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Aix La Chapelle Italian Opera
1,273 wordsHandel, George Frideric b. Feb. 23, 1685, Halle, Saxony [Germany] d. April 14, 1759, London, Eng. German (UNTIL 1715) GEORG FRIEDRICH H? NDEL, OR HAENDEL German-born English composer of the late Baroque era, noted particularly for his operas, oratorios, and instrumental compositions. He wrote the most famous of all oratorios, the Messiah (1741), and is also known for such occasional pieces as Water Music (1717) and Music for the Royal Fireworks (1749). Life. The son of a barber-surgeon, Handel s...
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Sister Was Born Handel George
295 wordsGeorge Frederick Handel was a great musician of the Baroque Period. Handel was born in 1685. He lived most of his younger life in Halle, Germany. George? s birthday was on February 23 rd, and then was baptized the next day. On October 6 th, 1687, Handel? s first sister was born. Her name was Dorothea Sophia Handel. On January 10 th, 1690, Handel? s second sister was born. Her name was Johanna Christina Handel. When Handel was older, (about twelve) his father died at the age of seventy-five. A fe...
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Handel Operas George Friedrich Handel Opera
634 wordsGeorge Friedrich Handel was one of the most accomplished Baroque composers in his time. Born in Halle, Germany in 1685, he was the son of a wealthy barber who wanted his son to become a lawyer. However, he displayed such musical aptitude with the harpsichord, organ, oboe, counterpoint and fugue, he became an assistant with Friedrich Zachav, organist of the cathedral of Halle. However, Handel entered the University of Halle, but quickly withdrew, and left for the University of Hamburg, to study m...
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