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`And the Glory of the Lord'
Messiah by Handel (Chorus from an oratorio)
Written: 18th Century- 1741
First performed: Dublin 1742

Structure:
`And the Glory of the Lord' is the chorus from Handel's oratorio `Messiah'.
Within the piece there are four main musical ideas, each relating to a different
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Texture:
`And the Glory of the Lord' has a mainly polyphonic texture, with brief
monophonic and homophonic textures (e.g. the last bar). Once all the motifs
have been introduced, the parts sometimes imitate each other and the parts
overlap so they are singing in canon.
Rhythm, Tempo and Metre:
The…

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