HANDEL - And the Glory of the Lord

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  • HANDEL - And the Glory of the Lord
    • Tonality
      • A Major
    • Tempo / Dynamics
    • Time Signature
      • 3/4
    • Rhythm
      • regular on beat crotchets
      • use of Hemolia when notes are grouped in 2-beat units
    • Harmony
      • major - joyful words
      • perfect cadences
      • plagal cadence ending the chorus
    • Texture
      • alternating between homophonic and polyphonic
      • chorus ends with a chordal homophonic coda
    • Melody, Form and Structure
      • Theme 1: "And the Glory"
        • triad of A major, syllabic notes
      • Theme 2: "Shall be Revealed"
        • descending sequence and melisma
      • Theme 3: "And all Flesh"
        • repetition
      • Theme 4: "For the Mouth"
        • notes held for long duration and repeated
    • Instrumentation
      • SATB choir
        • Soprano
        • Alto
        • Tenor
        • Bass
      • instrumental accompaniment
        • strings - violins, violas, cellos
        • harpsichord / organ
        • trumpets and timpani
      • added bassoons and oboes

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