- Four main ideas which relate to a particular part of the text.
- Each meloic idea is contrasting
-one uses sequence 'revealed'
-one uses mainly long repeated A's 'for the mouth'
-one is made up of short repeated motifs 'and the glory'
- SATB choir
- The vocal is both Syllabic and Melismatic
-Strings- Violin 1 and 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
-Woodwind- Oboes and Bassoons
Metre / Rhythm / Tempo
- Triple time- 3/4- dance like metre
- Fast Tempo- Allegro
- General pause at the end-'drawn out' ending
- Ending is Adagio
Harmony and Tonality
- Major through out- lending the piece a bright and joyous affection
- A major
- Modulates to the Dominant E major and the Dominants Dominant B major
-adding to the bright feel
- Piece is marked by frequent Perfect Cadences - reinforcing the Key
- Ends with a Plagal Cadence on A major
- Harmony is Diatonic
- Texture is constantly changing
- Starts Monophonic with the Alto entry
- Ending Plagal Cadence is Homophonic
- Some doubling of parts
- Much Imitation through out
- Terraced or Stepped Dynamics- common in Baroque music
- Often determined by the number of parts playing at any given point
- Starts Quietly in the Orchestral Introduction
- Ends Dramatically with a Rest followed by a Loud Cadence