Harmony and Tonality
- The piece is in A Major but modulates to E Major at bar 21 but it modulates back to A Major in bar 107
- There are perfect cadences in bars 10/11 and 37/38 in E Major
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- The melody is made up of four ideas:
- "And the glory of the lord"
- "Shall be revealed"
- "And all flesh shall see it together"
- "For the mouth of the lord hath spoken it
- Both tonic and dominant pedal notes are used e.g. in bars 51 and 56
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- There are very few dynamic markings on the score, there are some ps and fs between bars 17 and 68.
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- The piece starts with just the accompaniment played bby the Violins, Viola and the Organ/Cello (Continuo Bass)
- Then the texture builds up from Monophonic to polyphonic as the voice parts are added starting with the Altos and immitation begins to be used.
- In bars 33 to 38, the texture is homophonic as all the voice parts sing the same thing together before they drop out.
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