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Handel's "Messiah"

How much do you know about George Frederic Handel's oratorio?


Quiz ID:#29726
Fun:** (2)
Difficulty:** (1.98)
Category:Music > Classical
Created By:jimmysmomAus*




#1   Handel composed the music for "Messiah" in a very short period of time. How long did he take?

#2   In what city did "Messiah" debut?

#3   "Messiah" was originally intended as a work for Christmas.

#4   The libretto for "Messiah" is taken exclusively from Scripture. From which book of the Bible is the majority of the text taken?

#5   The first vocal piece in "Messiah" is a chorus.

#6   What is the first chorus in the libretto of "Messiah"?

#7   There is a "Pastoral Symphony" in "Messiah".

#8   Part Two begins with the chorus "Behold the Lamb of God". Where in the Bible is this verse found?

#9   In Part Two, the text for several pieces is taken from the passage in Scripture that describes the Suffering Servant. From which book of the Bible is this taken?

#10   From which book of the Bible is the text of the chorus "Hallelujah" taken?

#11   Part Three starts with the soprano aria, "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth". From which books of the Bible is this taken?

#12   The majority of the text in Part Three is taken from the New Testament.

#13   The chorus "Hallelujah" is the last piece in "Messiah".

#14   There is a tradition of standing during the chorus "Hallelujah". This tradition started in 1743. Who is the person credited with starting this tradition?





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