Handel's Messiah: History, Music & Analysis Video


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In Handel's Messiah, with which event in Christ's life is the Hallelujah chorus associated?

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1. What kind of musical work is Handel's Messiah?

2. In what city did the first performance of Handel's Messiah take place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Messiah is a famous piece of music from the 18th century that is still popular today. This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the creation, genre, movements and premiere of the Messiah.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • The writer of the Messiah
  • Religious associations of the Hallelujah chorus
  • Musical genre of the Messiah
  • The city that hosted the premiere of the Messiah

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Messiah
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as movements of musical genres
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Messiah, review the following lesson titled Handel's Messiah: History, Music & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes George Frederic Handel's influence as a musician during the Baroque Era
  • Discusses the rise of comedy in operas
  • Defines key musical terms such as oratorio and libretto
  • Explains the creation of the Messiah
  • Details the premier of the Messiah in 1742
  • Covers the historical and musical significance of the Hallelujah chorus