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Music in the making. Produced by Milliken university under a grant from the Educational Television Radio Center in cooperation with the National Association of educational broadcasters. The only thing the School of Music presents Professor Wesley Snyder in the Milliken University Choir in a recorded consideration of the gradual acceptance of tonality in choral music the musical illustrations were composed by Handel who came to London in the early 17:00 as a composer of the talian opera but London audiences rebelled at the rigid conventions of traditional operatic form. Every opera must have 3x each area must express a single emotion. The Arias had to be allotted equally to male and female singers and so forth. So Handel turned to operas nearest related for an oratory Oh and composed the great works for which she is best remembered. Here to take over at this point is the conductor of the Milliken University Choir Professor Snider and then sion of the name George Frederick Handel often brings to mind the music of this messiah.
Now it's true that the Messiah is a great musical work. It represents only a small portion of the total output. Handel was born in Hala in Lower Saxony and 16 85 and by the time he was seven years old had taken up on his own playing the harpsichord he had attracted a great deal of attention as a child prodigy and his father had him taught to play the oboe the violin the harpsichord and the organ. But the time he was 19 he had already had a job as a member of the orchestra in Hamburg orchestra Opera Orchestra. Shortly after this he had an opportunity to go to Italy where he completed his musical education. While he was there he met many of the famous composers of the day and thoroughly assimilated the Italian style of composition. The most popular kind of music of course in Italy at the at that time was that of the opera.
He wrote Italian operas which exceeded the works of even the Italian composers of that day. Returning from Italy he went to Hanover and became chapel master to George of Hanover. Shortly after this job was given him he asked for a leave of absence and went to London where he composed several operas which were very successfully received. Then he returned to Hanover and his chapel master's job. A little while later he asked for a second leave to go back to London and George reluctantly gave him his consent. This time in London Handel found the place so much to his liking that he didn't want to go back and finally overstayed his leave. And of course this didn't make George of Hanover very happy. However before Handel could get back George of Hanover had become George the first of England but handles musical genius was of such caliber
that George forgave him and accepted him as a member of his musical establishment in England and the rest of Handel's life was spent of course in England. George established the Royal Academy of Music with Handel and born in Cheeni as co-directors I suppose we could call them and Handel went on a search for new musical talent. He brought back some of the famous Italian singers of the day put them on the stage in his operas and gradually achieved a sort of supremacy over bone and Cheney. This didn't make Bill and Cheney very happy of course so he left and was set up in his own establishment. Now at this time the high fees paid to the singers was depleting the treasury of these the Royal Academy and finally in 1737 it went broke and Handel had to turn to some
other field of writing. He chose the oratorio which was quite similar to the opera but yet was of such a nature that it could be put on without scenery and costumes thus saving lots of money as the first example of Handel sartorial style weve chosen one of the great choruses from Samson. It's the ever popular let their celestial concerts all unite at us here at NAS sung by the Milliken University Choir. 0 0 0 0 0 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. 0
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Rich. Debt load. Ya. I think you would agree that the inspiration which produced in the CIA was also drawn upon to produce the piece you just heard. Technically many of the great choruses of the Messiah are quite similar to this one with its vigorous and active vocal lines. Handel when he chose could write music of great tenderness as well as music of great figures. Such a composition is the next we hear even though it's much softer and moves at a slower pace than the last. It's not a desire still handily in the breadth of their conception. The Milliken University Choir sings now thanks be to the. This is taken from Handel's. Can Todd Akin's throw Manty which means simply a piece to be sung with instrumental accompaniment. Helen Cox Rob that's a soprano is the soloist.
Rid. The climax provided by the arranger in this case was somewhat stronger than Handel himself
deemed necessary. He sort of succumbed to the urge to guild the lily for a concluding number. We hear another of those great and stirring choruses for which Handel is justly esteemed. This one is Hallelujah amen from his Judas Maccabee us. This was written when Handel was at the height of his powers when his musical mastery was so great that he was able to turn out one composition after another of the highest quality. It was. The yes the. The the
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Music in the making
Choral music of the Baroque period
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Millikin University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program discusses the state of choral music during the Baroque period.
Series Description
Instructional comments and musical illustrations using faculty and students from the Millikin University School of Music. The first thirteen programs in the series focus upon historical aspects of music. The second half of the series explores music's technical side.
Broadcast Date
Choral music--17th century.
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Producing Organization: Millikin University
Speaker: Snyder, Wesley
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 56-8-2 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:23
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