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Unformatted text preview: 2. Handel as a keyboard player . See quotations in Best reading (CCH 214-215). Place of harpsichord music in Handel's oeuvre . Background of 1720 collection (Best, 217-218). Our example is Suite #5 in E major. 3. What is a harpsichord? 4. Our example – in some ways, not a conventional keyboard suite 2 Terms used during the discussion: Prelude ornaments arpeggiando (or "harpeggiando") Allemande duple metre binary form dense texture Courante triple metre binary form theme (or "thematic") Air Variations 3...
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- Fall '08
- Music, Baroque music, Handel, Musical Form, George I of Great Britain