And the Glory of the Lord,, everything you need to know.

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  • Rhythm metre and tempo.
    • Glory of the Lord.
      • STRUCTURE
        • Starts with an orchestral introduction called a ritornell.
        • No Set Structure
          • based on four different ideas
      • CONTEXT
        • Performed in concert halls and theatres.
        • The messiah is about the birth death and ressurection of Jesus.
        • And the Glory is the FIRST CHORUS
        • The Piece comes from the Oratorio Messiah
      • MELODY-four motifs
        • Motif 1
          • Altos outlines A Major triad. is syllabic.
        • Motif 4
          • Tenors and basses sing a pedal. (long repeating notes of changing chords)
        • Motif 2
          • Tenors, descending sequences (same pattern increasing lower)
            • 8 under treble clef, means SOUNDS an octive lower
        • Motif 3
          • Altos a descending idea that repeats.
      • TOALITY & HARMONY
        • In A Major
        • modulates to E major (dominant) then B major (supertonic)
        • The harmony is diatonic.
      • TEXTURE
        • soma passages are homphonic.
          • part move in the same rhythm, in harmony.
        • contrapuntual. (many melodies at the same time)
        • Imitaion in bar 17, (one part copying the other)
        • short part that is monophonic (one melodic line)
      • Instrumentation
        • The Orchestra often doubles to vocal line.
        • Accompanied by strings and....
          • Continuo is the cello and either the harpsichord or organ.
        • Choir is made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses
      • Word setting
      • Syllabic and melismatic
        • melismatic means when several notes are sung to one word.
      • Phrases repeated making the words as clear as possible.
    • 3/4 time signature
    • maintains a fast tempo. Allegro.
    • Adagio (slow) ending.
    • bar 9/10, feels like it changed time signature,      (Hemiolas)
  • Instrumentation
    • The Orchestra often doubles to vocal line.
    • Accompanied by strings and....
      • Continuo is the cello and either the harpsichord or organ.
    • Choir is made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses

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