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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)


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