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Handel: Major Works & Oratorio

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During what musical period did Handel live?

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1. What Italian-language music genre did Handel write and produce after he moved to London?

2. Identify a piece that Handel composed for British royalty.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Handel wrote numerous successful musical compositions. This combination quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of the major works of this composer. The quiz will ask you to identify the musical period in which he lived and a piece that he composed for British royalty.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The genre he created pieces in after moving to London
  • Definition of oratorio
  • Characteristics of Messiah

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow for the use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the major works of George Frideric Handel
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as oratorio
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the piece he composed for British royalty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the musical period in which Handel lived

Additional Learning

Explore this composer's major works by reading the lesson, Handel: Major Works & Oratorio. Objectives to be covered include:

  • Identify the piece that launched his success
  • Read about an example of his powerful personality
  • Discover his solution to competing with a musical rival
  • Learn about his death
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