'And The Glory Of The Lord' - Handel - GCSE Music

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  • 'And The Glory Of The Lord' - Handel
    • Musical Features
      • Imitation
      • Sequences
      • Syllabic and Melismatic word setting
    • Melody
      • 4 Melodies
        • Melody 1: Triad of A Major. Sung by STAB, starting with Altos
        • Melody 2: Descending sequences. Melismatic. Sung by STAB, starting with Altos
        • Melody 3: Repetition. Featuring sequences. Syllabic and Melismatic. Sung by STAB, starting with Altos
        • Melody 4: Pedal note. Repeated. Syllabic. Sung by STAB, but mainly Tenors and Bases
    • Rhythm
      • Regular beat on crotchet rhythms which defines the mood
      • Use of Hemiola Notes grouped by the 2 beats, not by the 3rd of the time signature.
    • Structure
      • Based around 4 contrasting  Melodies
        • 4 Melodies
          • Melody 1: Triad of A Major. Sung by STAB, starting with Altos
          • Melody 2: Descending sequences. Melismatic. Sung by STAB, starting with Altos
          • Melody 3: Repetition. Featuring sequences. Syllabic and Melismatic. Sung by STAB, starting with Altos
          • Melody 4: Pedal note. Repeated. Syllabic. Sung by STAB, but mainly Tenors and Bases
    • Instrument-ation
      • Written for a STAB choir. (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
      • Violins
      • Violas
      • Cellos
      • Harpsichord
      • Organ
    • Tempo
      • Allegro all throughout
      • Last four bars are Adagio
      • The time signature is 3/4
    • Dynamics
      • Terraced dynamics are achieved by adding and taking away parts and instruments
      • No dynamics are printed on the score
    • Harmony
      • A Major - Minor keys are avoided
        • This makes the piece sound happy and joyful
      • Perfect cadences are used
      • A plagal cadence is used at the end of the piece
    • Texture
      • Alternating polyphonic and homophonic sections
      • Ended in homophonic

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