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General Notes
Composed in 1741
In the key of A major
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Handel
He was born in Germany in 1685
He became the royal composer to George I and
worked in England!
He became blind in his later years and died in 1759.
He wrote many famous operas and oratorios
(religious opera).
This piece is an oratorio!
Related composers:
J.S.Bach, Henry Purcell and Vivaldi.
Composed in 1741
In the key of A major
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Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Context Bass
He wrote it in 3 weeks (but he did pinch few bits from his
other compositions).
People liked it as it sounds uplifting and happy >.<
The libretto (words/lyrics) were taken from the Bible.
Written for the 'SATB' choir, SATB Soloists and a FULL
Baroque Orchestra.
The orchestra includes: oboes, strings, timpani, trumpets,
bassoons, basso continuo and sometimes a harpsichord.
(Just remember two or three so you can write it in the exam!)
Composed in 1741
In the key of A major
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Features of baroque music
Ornamented melodic parts (i.e. trills, mordents,
turns )
Major/Minor key structure which replaces 'modes'
Basso continuo played by the harpsichord and
cello.
Different musical textures (e.g. polyphony)
The mood is the same throughout the piece
Dynamic changes suddenly (either loud or quiet,
there's no gradual change)
Composed in 1741
In the key of A major
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The 3 sections of 'Messiah'
1) Prophecies about Jesus' birth
2) Persecution and crucifixion of Jesus
3) Jesus' resurrection
This piece is the fourth piece in the first section
Types of songs:
Aria - a solo piece to show off
Duet ­ a song sung by 3 people
Trio ­ a song sung by 3 people
Recitative - it tells a story
Chorus - sung by a choir (everyone sings!)
Composed in 1741
In the key of A major
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Comments

Samuel Richardson

A wonderful powerpoint presentation outlining the key points on Handel's 'And the Glory of the Lord'.  Includes useful generel notes on the context of the piece and Baroque music in general, as well as a good analytical section. 

FutureMedic

This was one of the first powerpoints that I made for revision purposes as a "Last minute prep". The last few wasn't as humorous though because by then I was just hoping to get the exam finished xD

Curlot

Great, really detailed :)

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