Handel- 'And the Glory of the Lord'

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  • Created by: Curlot
  • Created on: 29-06-13 10:45

Features

  • Ornamented melodic parts
  • Major and minor replace modes
  • Diatonic chords I, II ,IV,V,VI
  • Bassso continuo was keyboard instrument
  • Textures (monophonic , homophonic polyphonic)
  • Orchestra contained strings and harpsichord with optional trumpet, horn, and timpani. Woodwind usage changed from piece to piece.
  • One mood or affection throughout
  • Contrasting terraced dynamics
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Structure

  • Recitiative- Gets the words over minimal amount of music-Chords
  • Aria - solo/duet-song
  • Chorus- everyone singing togther
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Background to Messiah

  • Oratorio - Story from the bible sung not acted
  • Musical based on stories from the Bible only 24 days to write in 1741
  • First performed in Dublin
  • Orginally just for voices with strings and continuo(trumpet and timpani in places).
  • He late added oboe and bassoon parts but only allowed them to duble the string parts and voices
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Joyful affection / mood is created by :

  • A major
  • Generally short notes
  • Allegro speed
  • 3/4 time
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Main example of Choral styles:

  • Monophonic (single line)    11-13
  • Homophonic (4pt choir)      33-38
  • Simple imitation                 17 onwards
  • 2 Melodies together            110-113
  • Doubling                             51 'for the mouth'
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Word Setting

Mostly this is one note per syllable but 'revealed' is diffferent ie bar 98 the tenor part uses melismas (several notes per syllable)

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