- The Baroque era was between 1600 and 1899
- Baroque music is known for being ornate, extravagant and decorative
- Composers include Bach, Vivaldi and Handel
- An oratorio, (such as Messiah, from where And the Glory of the Lord comes from) is a religious opera
- An oratorio includes the following sections: chorus, which is the whole choir singing; aria, which is a solo song; and recitative, which is a narration of the story
- And the Glory of the Lord is a chorus
- It uses an SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
- There is accompaniment for the choir in the form of strings and basso continuo (cello and organ)
- The orchestra often doubles the vocals
- There is an orchestral introduction called a ritornello
- Overall, the piece is through-composed, meaning it has no formal structure
- It is based on four main motifs
- "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"
- Motif 1, introduced in…