Handel 'And the glory of the Lord' from Messiah


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  • Created on: 01-12-16 20:19
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  • Handel 'And the glory of the Lord' from Messiah
    • INSTRUMENTS
      • String orchestra - violin x2 and viola
      • Continuo bass  - organ or harpsichord
      • Typical of Baroque period
    • WORD SETTING
      • Mostly syllabic
    • TEXTURE
      • Voices doubled by the strings
      • Polyphonic - use of imitation
      • Monophonic
    • TONALITY
      • A major (shown in key sig and starts on A major triad) -> E major -> B major (modulates to dominant)
      • No minor passages - same mood throughout
      • Matches joyful words
    • HARMONY
      • Functional harmony
      • Regular cadences - ends with a plagal cadence
      • Use of pedal notes
    • MELODY
      • Idea 1 - 'And the Glory' (orchestra and alto)
      • Idea 2 - 'shall be revealed'
      • Idea 3 - 'and all flesh'
      • Idea 4 - 'for the mouth' (bass)
      • sequences
      • repetition
      • triadic
    • STRUCTURE
      • Defined by words
      • String intro
      • Orchestral links

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