And the Glory of the Lord - Handel

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  • Handel and the Glory of the Lord
    • Composer
      • George Frederick Handel
    • From the Messiah
      • Oratorio
      • 4 soloists- soprano, alto, tenor and bass
    • Baroque Period/Style
      • Diationic harmonies
      • Unity of Affection
      • Ornamentaion (not in this)
      • Use of continuo
      • Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
    • Choir
      • 4 soloists- soprano, alto, tenor and bass
    • Orchestra
      • 1st and 2nd violins, violas and continuo (organ or harpsichord)
    • Structure
      • no set form
      • ritornello
        • orchestral introduction which returns later on 2 occasions
    • Melody
      • 1st motif
        • triadic
        • outlines keys of A major
        • syllabic - introduced by altos
      • 2nd motif
        • conjunct
        • descending sequences
        • melismatic
      • 3rd motif
        • 5 note descending figure repeated 3 times
        • narrow range
      • 4th motif
        • Long repeated pedal notes introduced by tenors and basses in unision
    • Rhythm
      • 3/4 dance-like
      • Allegro fast until end
      • Adagio to create drawn out ending in last 3 bars
      • rhythmic augmentation
        • hemiolas
          • 3 bars of 2/4 instead of 2 bars of 3/4
    • Tonality and Harmony
      • A Major
        • F#, C#, G#
      • Modulates to E Major (D# added)
      • Modulates to Dominant of Dominant (B Major- Added A#)
      • Diatonic
        • All notes come from the key
    • Texture
      • Homophonic
        • melody often in bass
      • Counterpoint
        • Imitation
          • same melody overlaps
      • Very short monophonic passages in bars 108-109
    • Dyanmics
      • Terraced
      • Only continuo used when one voice part is singing

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