Handel- And the Glory of the Lord
Oratorio = large scale musical setting for chorus, soloists & orchestra of biblical text, designed for concert performance.
Written-1741 libretto - text
Key = A Major > modulates to E major (4 sharps) twice & B Major (5 sharps) once.
Homophonic texture (all parts moving together) - some parts are Polyphonic ( parts weave in and out of each other e.g. diff tune, same time.
Allegro- quick & lively 3/4 , sometimes feels like 2/4 = HEMIOLA
4 Motifs (diff musical ideas) 1st = 'And the glory, the glory of the Lord' sung by altos, mostly syllabic (each syllable has its own note)