by Geoff Lorenz and Kris Kropff
Go Inside The Conductor's Score, Featuring Handel's Hallelujah Chorus
Students in the general music classroom are exposed to many different types and forms of music, both aurally and through the printed page, but seldom do they have the chance to see and work with a score. What's The Score? changes all that thanks to its engaging and accessible look into this rich source of music learning.
Begin by reproducing and distributing some or all of the 16 pages of the "Hallelujah Chorus" score that are included in this distinctive book. Students then go inside the score by playing games including "Seek & Circle," "Find & Define," and "Name That Note." A preparatory worksheet introducing the score is also provided, along with reproducible fact sheets about the orchestra and its instruments, Handel, and his famous oratorio - the perfect complement to a Messiah unit. Additional suggestions for using this familiar melody and its score to strengthen rhythm reading and other music fundamentals are also provided. (Grades 4 and up)