And the Glory of the Lord

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  • And the Glory of the Lord
    • Texture
      • Alternates between homophonic and polyphonic
    • Musical features that make it sound Baroque
      • Use of imitation and sequence syllabic word setting- this means there is one word per note. yet also use of melisma word setting- one word spread over many notes, e.g. 'revealed'
    • General Facts
      • By George Frideric Handel
      • Baroque music was from 1600-1750
      • This piece is the first chorus from the oratorio 'Messiah'
      • Oratorio
        • Recitatives
        • Arias
        • Choruses
    • Time signature
      • 3/4
    • Tempo
      • Allegro- lively, fast dance tempo to match joyous mood
    • Dynamics
      • mf and f to match joyful mood of words- Terraced
    • Pitch
      • Reaches all vocal ranges
    • Rhythm
      • Driving regualr on-beat crotchet rhythms match stately mood. use of hemiola- notes grouped in 2 beat units
    • Harmony
      • Clear majorharmonies- minor has been avoided to match joyful words. uses perfect cadences during piece with a plagal cadence ending the chorus
    • Melody and Form&Structure
      • Four contrating melodies
        • 'And the glory, the glory of the Lord'
        • 'Shall be re-veal-ed'
        • 'And all the flesh- shall see- it to-gether'
        • for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it
    • Tonality
      • A major
    • Instrumentation
      • Written for four voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass
      • Strings, basso continuo (cello and harpsichord), trumets and timpani, also oboes and bassoons


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