Handel- "And the Glory of the Lord"

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Baroque period- written in 1741

Structure:

  • Uses 4 main ideas
  • SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
  • Opening orchestra

Tonality

  • Major thoughout
  • Tonic= A major (F#, C#, G#)
  • Modulates to E major (F#, C#, G#, D#) (dominant) and B major (the dominant if the dominant)

Harmony

  • Diatonic, uses mainly root and first inversion triads.
  • Fast rate harmonic change.
  • Dissonances created by…

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