Handel - And The Glory Of The Lord

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  • Created by: Mikee
  • Created on: 28-03-14 16:52
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  • Handel
    • About
      • Written in 1741
      • Baroque Period
      • Oratorio
      • Libretto based on bible text
    • Structure
      • 4 motifs
        • A
          • Syllabic
          • "And The Glory Of The Lord"
          • Alto introduces
        • B
          • "Shall Be Revealed"
          • Introduced by Tenor
          • "Revealed" is Melismatic
        • C
          • "And The Flesh Shall See It Together"
          • Alto introduces
        • D
          • "For The Mouth Of The Lord Hath Spoken It"
          • Introduced by Tenor and Bass
          • Use of Pedal
    • Instrumentation
      • SATB
      • Strings often Double Up Voices
      • Double Basses play same as Cello but Octave Lower
      • Intro = Just strings
      • Harpsichord improvises harmonies
    • Rhythm
      • 3/4
      • Use of Hemiola
      • Perfect Cadence
    • Texture
      • Homophonic + Contapuntal textures
      • A few Monophonic sections
      • Combines different motifs to create polyphonic textures
      • Instruments often double vocal line
    • Tonality
      • Major key
      • A,E,B

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