Handel's Messiah Listening Assignment Theory Things   William Wieland
Listen to recording 5099991871855 at the Naxos Music Library. Please describe the texture of each movement listed below. (Remember monophonic, polyphonic, homophonic and homorhythmic.) Identify any fugues. Do your own work.

No. 1. Sinfonia. (Overture) — opening section (It’s repeated.)

No. 1. Sinfonia. (Overture) — 2nd section

No. 8. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive — entire piece

No. 11. Air. The people that walked in darkness — orchestral introduction

No. 15. Recitative. And the angel said unto them — entire piece

No. 53. Chorus. Worthy is the lamb that was slain — opening

No. 53. Chorus. Worthy is the lamb that was slain — Amen (first textures)


Grading Rubric:

S (satisfactory) — correct and turned in on time
If your dictation is incorrect, I will return it to you with further instructions. You might still earn an S.
U (unsatisfactory) — late or didn't really try
0 — nothing

No E (exemplary) — too easy to cheat