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Want to introduce your students to George Frideric Handel and his masterwork, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah? This product provides a collection of hands-on activities to get your students listening and excited about Handel and one of the greatest works ever written.
Hey Kids Meet George Frideric Handel | Biography (1 Page)
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel/Messiah) | Listening Map (2 Pages)
Meet the Composer Job Application (2 Pages)
The Story of Handel's Messiah (1 Page)
Written for kids, this biography begins with Handel's childhood and highlights his life and musical achievements.
The listening map is an icon/lyrics-based map for the Hallelujah Chorus.
Get Handel a job! Ask students to read the Hey Kids Meet George Frideric Handel biography included in this bundle, and then complete the application with the facts they learned.
The Story of Handel's Messiah expresses Handel's love of God and his passion for writing music that would deliver scripture to the masses in a largely illiterate world. When used in a public school setting some edits may need to be made.
Example: "The idea of composing an oratorio based on Jennens libretto intrigued Handel as illiteracy in his day was widespread and copies of the Bible were expensive and rare. It was his hope that his oratorio would bring the good news of the Scripture to everyone that heard his music."
Unlimited copies for you and your students. However, you may not distribute additional copies to friends and fellow teachers.
George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in the North German province of Saxony in the same year as Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. George's father wanted him to be a lawyer even though music captivated his attention. His mother, however, supported his interest in music and he was allowed to take keyboard and music composition lessons. His aunt gave him a harpsichord for his seventh birthday which Handel played whenever he had the chance. Read more...