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#beginquote# Handel's most well known piece is definitely Messiah, along with some of his other oratorios, such as Judas Maccabeus. Also, the Royal Fireworks Music, which has been mentioned. The term
, or more accurately
refers to the common practice of having a group of instruments play a constant underlying accompaniment part. Continuo instruments were often Basses, cellos, and keyboard instruments like the Harpsichord or Harp. Basso Continuo was often somewhat improvisational, the keyboardist being given only the Bass notes and chord symbols and expected to fill in the rest. #endquote#
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