Handel And the Glory of the Lord

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  • Handel : ' And the Glory of the Lord ' from Messiah
    • Composed : 1741
    • Melody
      • The four motifs
        • And the Glory the Glory of the Lord
          • Shall be revealed
            • And all flesh shall see it together
    • Choir: Soprano, Alto,Tenor,Bass
      • Performing Forces
        • Choir accompanied by strings and continuo
          • The orchestra often doubles the vocal lines
    • Usually performed in concert halls and theatres
    • Rhythm,Metre and Tempo
      • 3 crotchets in a bar = 3/4
        • mainly Allegro until the end where there is some Adagio
    • Word Setting
      • syllabic and melismatic
        • different phrases repeated many times
  • hemiolas makes it feel like 2/4 rather than 3/4
  • Tonality and Harmony
    • Handel : ' And the Glory of the Lord ' from Messiah
      • Composed : 1741
      • Melody
        • The four motifs
          • And the Glory the Glory of the Lord
            • Shall be revealed
              • And all flesh shall see it together
      • Choir: Soprano, Alto,Tenor,Bass
        • Performing Forces
          • Choir accompanied by strings and continuo
            • The orchestra often doubles the vocal lines
      • Usually performed in concert halls and theatres
      • Rhythm,Metre and Tempo
        • 3 crotchets in a bar = 3/4
          • mainly Allegro until the end where there is some Adagio
      • Word Setting
        • syllabic and melismatic
          • different phrases repeated many times
    • Amajor
      • modulates to dominant E major
        • modulates to supertonic B major
  • ends in plagal cadence
    • diatonic
      • Texture
        • homophonic and contrapuntual
          • short passages of monophonic
  • Baroque period

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