Handel - And The Glory of The Lord

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The points have been broken down into the sections you will need to write about in a listening exam: background information, instrumentation, texture, structure, harmony, melody, rhythm, tempo and dynamics.

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First 119 words of the document:

AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD
Background Information:
· by Handel
· 1741
· from the chorus in the messiah
· baroque
Instrumentation:
· violin + violin 2
· viola
· continuo ­ organ + cello
· orchestra often doubles vocal line
Texture:
· 2 part counterpoint (bar 25)
· homophonic ending
· imitive enteries
· partly monophonic (bar 43 + 109)
· 4 part texture
· syllabic word setting ­ motifs + melismas
Structure:
· short intro
· based on 4 motifs
Harmony:
· cadences
· diatonic harmony
Melody:
· motifs used simultaneously
· passed between 4 voices
· mellismatic and syllabic word setting
Rhythm:
· use of sequences
· ¾
Tempo:
· allegro (fast)
Dynamics:
· no dynamics in music ­typically boroque766

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