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|posted: 4/6/2006 at 4:52:36 PM ET|
Today Handel is known mostly for his?
The continuo part in Baroque music is?
|posted: 4/6/2006 at 7:07:10 PM ET|
For me the most recognizable peice is The Messiah. Specifically, The Alleluia Chorus, which our choir does quite frequently.
I am a fragment of my imagination
North Coast NSW, Australia
|posted: 4/6/2006 at 8:37:47 PM ET|
The Royal Fireworks music is another great work of his, well worth checking out.
..pass me that treble clef, Mildred.
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|posted: 5/1/2006 at 9:19:34 PM ET|
I'm gonna have to agree with him. It is definitely one of his more famous peices.
For me the most recognizable peice is The Messiah.
Oboes Rule! (but flute is ok too)
|posted: 5/30/2006 at 2:04:46 PM ET|
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 continuo, or more accurately Basso Continuo 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.