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1741 Handel `And the Glory of the
Lord' from Messiah
4th movement of work, 1st
Style and periodic Baroque period
features First performed in Dublin in 1942
Covent garden theatre in England- 1943

Key features of baroque period
Ornamented melodies
Use of diatonic chords
Basso continuo( cello and harpsichord)…

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`For the mouth of the lord hath spoken it'

Long repeated notes(dotted minims)
Doubled by tenors and bases
Long notes emphasise the conviction of
words(`the lord hath spoken it')

Dynamics Terraced dynamics which was common for the
baroque period.
The editors added in most of the dynamics
Handel used…

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The mood (affect) of this piece is of praise and
No minor keys are used as this would make the
piece sound sad.

Harmony Chords are mostly within the key
Plagal cadence at the end to make the piece
sound finished.(4-1)
Perfect cadences are also used (bar 14)…


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