Handel- And the Glory of the Lord

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  • 'And the Glory of the Lord'
    • Metre
      • 3/4
        • Lively
    • Structure
      • 2. Variations of 4 motifs
      • 1. Ritornello
      • 3. Plagal cadence in A major
    • Tempo
      • Allegro
        • Fast
    • Texture
      • Imitative
      • Homophonic
      • Polyphonic
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Diatonic
      • A major
      • E major
        • Modulates from Dominant to Dominant
          • A major
          • B Major
      • B Major
    • Melody
      • A mixture of syllabic and melismatic
    • Dynamics
      • Terraced dynamics; no crescendo or diminuendo
    • Rhythm
      • Hemiolas make it sound like it is in 2/4 not 3/4
      • Augmented note lengths signify importance
    • Context
      • From 'The Messiah'
        • Oratorio
          • A religious opera
      • Written in 1741
      • Baroque period lasted from from 1600-1750
    • Instrumentation
      • SATB Choir
      • Strings
      • Basso Continuo

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