After we had learned a bit from Handel at the Court of Kings about Handel, we listened to classical Kids production of Hallelujah Handel which contains snippets from many works created by Handel including parts of the Messiah.
The Messiah is my favorite classical piece of all time so I found a free version of it online and played that for the boys. We tried to count how many Hallelujahs were in the Hallelujah Chorus. Then I showed them a you tube video of the Philadelphia Opera Company singing in Macy's around Christmas time. Very cool!
Then we went to our Composer lapbooks to do a few hands on things.
The lapbook we began last year and we are slowly working on it. Each time we look at a composer we add him to our timeline.
Once we place Handel on the timeline we can add his picture to a mini book on the inside of the lapbook.
Then we filled out the biographical info on the inside.
Handel was a good composer to introduce 'pieces with a purpose' one of the hands on activities in this package because he was a composer who wrote so many different kinds of musical works. So while the boys colored and cut I played Hallelujah's Handel again.
Each of these small mini books describes the varying reasons composers wrote music.
Last, but certainly not least we listened to a song called "The Rejoicing" which was included in the Hands-On-Activity pack and filled out an appreciation sheet. The picture of the bottom of the page is a picture Zak drew while listening to the pieces of music.