Handel

The Sound of Silence

No, not the Simon & Garfunkel hit from 1964! How do “rests” or silences placed by composers in music have a profound effect on listeners?  Feel the emotional impact of…

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To Him I Bow The Knee

When asked who was the greatest composer who had lived before him, the musical titan Ludwig van Beethoven responded without hesitation: “Handel! To him I bow the knee.”  In this episode of Inside…

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Visiting the NBCS

In 2014, I wrote a blog post The Choir Boys about my visits to the Newark Boys Chorus School, a remarkable 51-year-old institution that absolutely transforms the lives of its…

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Hallelujah Part 1

We know that the chorus, Hallelujah, from Handel’s Messiah, stirs us from the soles of our feet to the top of our head. Host George Marriner Maull sheds light on…

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Hallelujah Part 2

Handel always knew a good tune when he heard one and never hesitated to borrow them. In this episode George Marriner Maull investigates the fugue subject Handel ‘borrowed’ from Corelli…

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One Good Fugue

Host George Marriner Maull delves into a fugue with an unusual subject, or main melody. Taken from the first movement of Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 7., this grand master…

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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