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  1. Recorded Music and Publications
    My wife will be playing the orchestral reduction on organ for a community production of Messiah this December, so we're looking for a recording of the oratorio without its traditional orchestral scoring, but simply done with organ. (Note: no other instruments will be playing--this is not simply...
  2. Opera
    Does anyone know any Händel operas or oratorios that have clear renaissance period themes or styles such as use of modes, polyphony, lack of clear contrast or any other renaissance specific themes. Semele is one of them with a strong polyphonic chorus but looking for others. Thanks in advance!
  3. Music Theory
    Piece with transcription: Im very new to trying to comprehend theory/ why things sound the way they do/ how notes go together. I broke down the notes in the first few measures of this song , and put them into a chord analyzer to see what was going on, but that didn't really shed any more light...
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello - I have been searching for years to solve the following question: There is a beautiful piece of music/song from Handel's work that appears in the movie "The Great Mr. Handel" (1942). The theme is developed from the Minuet from the opera Berenice (or the Minuet was excerpted from the...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Please help me? :) What I need is basically a piece energetic enough to help me stay awake while I'm trying to study. I've looked into Palestrina and Haendel, and while I found them very beautiful and intense, I don't think that's what I need here. Thanks in advance! :tiphat:
  6. Opera
    It's all subjective of course, but judging by the conversations here, some of our favourite operas don't even make the TC top 100... and some don't even make the list at all. Any neglected works you think should be more widely known? I look forward to reading about some gems to discover. Here's...
  7. Musicians
    America's oldest continuously-active classical music organization is celebrating its 200th anniversary. It was formed on April 13, 1815 in Boston. "The society announced itself with a concert at the King's Chapel on Christmas Day 1815, when 100 singers -- 90 men and 10 women, with the tenors...
  8. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Henry Purcell was one of the greatest English Baroque composers before Handel. He wrote beautiful Baroque music that was characteristically English. No other English-born composer came near his stature until perhaps at best, Edward Elgar. (Handel was born in Germany.) What do you think of this...
  9. Orchestral Music
    I enjoy Handel to some extent. I love his Messiah. And I greatly enjoy his Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. But I want to explore more - specifically, his non-choral, non-operatic works for larger ensembles. Concertos, concerti grossi, etc. Where does one start for the great...
  10. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Handel is one of the greatest composers. He was one of those rare composers who achieved fame and success during his life time despite professional setbacks (and which composer did not), and more importantly his music never faded away since his death to this day. He crafted the English oratorio...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    I don't know that much about western classical music before the late Baroque era... who are the great composers for keyboard before Bach and Handel? (as early as you wish...) I know of William Byrd during the Renaissance... who else?
  12. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hey guys, first post here so please bear with me. :) I know I should've known better but I was a bit curious because I have lots of Classical music CDs, and compilations (and I mean great quality compilations) but the price was too good to miss. I just got this compilation for about $15 the...
  13. Religious Music
    Do any of you have a favorite part of Handel's Chandos Anthems? I'm listening through for the first time and two parts that are exceptionally wonderful are: One thing have I desired of the Lord and Let God arise How about you all? I'm sure I will find a ton of new favorites as this is only my...
  14. Classical Music Discussion
    Can you recommend a Handel oratorio besides Messiah? Even more, can you recommend other composers oratorios?
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    It seems like Karajan has made a recording of Händel's Watermusic with the Berlin Symphone Orchestra. You can see one movement here: I would like to obtain a copy of the complete water music of this...
  16. Classical Music Discussion
    Can anybody recommend me a good recording of Handel's Messiah? I already have Eliot Gardiner's and Neville Marriner's.
  17. Today's Composers
    Hi all, Here is the complete Symphony Three (in Four Movements) I made. I like the second and third movements the best. Billy McBride
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    My newest post features music of Pachelbel, Handel and Bach:
  19. Classical Music Discussion
    Take a look at the new series I have created for my violin students in Richmond, Virginia and let me know what you think. I welcome you to listen to the music and join in the discussion.
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