Messiah Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 38

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Choir Quizzes & Trivia

From the course, History 1, from Ashby Musical Enterprises.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What genre does Messiah represent?
    • A. 

      Opera seria

    • B. 

      Masque

    • C. 

      Concerto

    • D. 

      Oratorio

  • 2. 
    Who was the librettist for Messiah?
    • A. 

      George Frederick Handel

    • B. 

      Charles Jennens

    • C. 

      Nahum Tate

    • D. 

      John Milton

  • 3. 
    In which language is this work written?
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      German

    • D. 

      Italian

  • 4. 
    Which combination of voices is required to perform this work?
    • A. 

      SATB chorus and SATB soloists

    • B. 

      SATB chorus but no soloists

    • C. 

      SATB soloists without any chorus

    • D. 

      SATB chorus and a soprano

  • 5. 
    What is the form of the overture in Messiah?
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      ABA

    • C. 

      AAB

    • D. 

      ABB

  • 6. 
    Which type of overture is this stylistically?
    • A. 

      Concert overture

    • B. 

      English overture

    • C. 

      French overture

    • D. 

      Opera overture

  • 7. 
    Rejoice Greatly is written for . . .
    • A. 

      SATB chorus

    • B. 

      Tenor soloist

    • C. 

      Soprano soloist

    • D. 

      Soprano/bass duet

  • 8. 
    Recitativo secco is . . .
    • A. 

      Speech-like singing accompanied by full orchestra

    • B. 

      Speech-like singing sparsely accompanied by a harpsichord

    • C. 

      A fugal passage

    • D. 

      A passage for unaccompanied choir

  • 9. 
    Glory to God is written for . . .
    • A. 

      SATB choir

    • B. 

      Tenor soloist

    • C. 

      Soprano soloist

    • D. 

      Soprano/bass duet

  • 10. 
    The libretto for this work was based on . . .
    • A. 

      The Old Testament

    • B. 

      The New Testament

    • C. 

      Both Old and New Testaments