Melody + Harmony
- 4 Main Melodies that relate to parts of the text.
- Part 1: Syllabic (And the Glory of the Lord)
- Part 2: Melismatic (Shall be revealed)
- Part 3: Syllabic and Melismatic (And all flesh shall see it together)
- Part 4: Syllabic (For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it)
- A Major
- Modulates to the dominant (E major) + the dominant of the E Major (B major)
- Ends on a plagal cadence (IV-I)
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Dynamics + Texture
- Terraced dynamics - no crescendo or diminuendo
- There is a dramiatic rest before the final loud candence
- The alto entry is monophonic.
- The texture varies between homophonic and monophonic throughout.
- The ending is homophonic.
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Affection (Mood) + History
- Prevailing mood is joyful.
- This is shown in the major key.
- It is also shown in the fast tempo.
- It is an Oratorio (Large scale work for choir, orchestra and Soloists)
- It was composed in the 18th Century. (1741)
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