Handel- And the Glory of the Lord

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  • Created on: 28-02-13 12:38
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  • Handel- And the Glory of the Lord
    • Dynamics
      • mf
      • f
      • Matches joyful mood of words -TERRACED
    • Melody
      • Chorus is based on 4 contrasting ideas
        • 1. Based on the triad of A major
        • 2. Descending sequences and melisma
        • 3. Repetition
        • 4. Notes of long duration
    • Tonality & Harmony
      • Clear major harmonies- minor is avoided to match joyful mood
      • Uses PERFECT CADENCES (V-I) during the piece
      • PLAGAL CADENCE (IV-I) ending the chorus
    • Tempo & Rhythm
      • Allegro- lively, fast dance tempo to match joyful mood
      • "Driving" regular on-beat crotchet rhythms match "stately" mood
      • use of HEMIOLA- notes grouped in 2-beat units.
    • Form & Structure
      • Chorus is based on 4 contrasting ideas
        • 1. Based on the triad of A major
        • 2. Descending sequences and melisma
        • 3. Repetition
        • 4. Notes of long duration
    • Instrumentation
      • Four part choir- Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass
      • Original consisted of:
        • Strings- Violins, Violas and Cellos
        • Continuo- Harpsichord or organ
        • Trumpets and Timpani
    • Texture
      • Alternating between Homophonic and Polyphonic sections.
      • The chorus ends with a chordal homophonic coda
    • Facts about the Set Work
      • First Chorus
      • Words are libretto
      • Ornamented melodic parts
      • Homophonic and polyphonic
      • One mood set throughout
      • Terraced dynamics- loud or soft

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