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HANDEL: AND THE GLORY OF
THE LORD
MELODY
Based on four motifs:
- And the glory of the lord.
First sung by the altos, outlines key of A major. Syllabic ­ one note to a syllable.
- Shall be revealed
First sung by tenors, descending sequence and melisma (one syllable sung to several
notes) on revealed.
- And all flesh shall see it together
First sung by altos, repeated.
- For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it
First sung by tenors and basses. Long notes, dotted minims…read more

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HANDEL: AND THE GLORY OF
THE LORD
STRUCTURE
Starts with a ritornello, no specific structure,
based on different combinations of the four
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HANDEL: AND THE GLORY OF
THE LORD
PERFORMING FORCES
- Choir. Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
- Accompanied by strings and continuo ( cello and
harpsichord or organ)
- Orchestra often doubles the vocal lines.…read more

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RHYTHM METRE AND TEMPO
- In a dance like metre of ¾
- Maintains a fast tempo (ALLEGRO) until the end,
when there's ADAGIO.
- There are hemiolas ­ music feels it is in 2/4 but its in
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TONALITY AND HARMONY
-The piece is in A major. Modulates to the
dominant E major and the supertonic B major
- Ends in a plagal cadence
- Harmony is diatonic.…read more

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