George frideric handel the voice of him that crieth

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Unformatted text preview: where text is expressed directly •  Ogen part of dramaSc works •  Very liIle repeSSon of words •  Melodies not as memorable •  Not always a clear sense of metrical paIern George Frideric Handel . “The Voice of Him That Crieth in the Wilderness” from Messiah (1741) Listen: •  How is the music expressive of the text? •  Homophony: can you hear the melody? •  How is the melody not memorable (it just conveys the text)? •  Improvisa1on: the singer sings freely  ­ no strong metrical paIern George Frideric Handel. “The Voice of Him That Crieth in the Wilderness” from Messiah hOp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT ­pClK46G4 (star1ng 2’38”) (1741) The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. George Frideric Handel “The Voice of Him That Crieth in the Wilderness” from Messiah hOp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT ­pClK46G4 (star1ng 2’38”) (1741) •  Here is what the basso conSnuo part looks like: George Frideric Handel 1685 ­1759 •  Born in Halle, Germany •  Studied composiSon in Italy, the center of music at the Sme •  Very successful opera and oratorio composer •  SeIled in London where he was director of the Royal Academy of Music...
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