Handel 'And the Glory of the Lord' Melody and Harmony GCSE Edexcel Music

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Melody

  • Motif A outlines the tonic chord of A major, and then moves up the last 3 notes of the scale, in order to establish the key.
  • In the second bar of motif A, a passing note is used.
  • In motif B, sequence is used- the third bar is a repeat of the second bar but a tone lower.
  • Motif C uses repetition - the same 5 note figure is repeated 3 times.
  • Motif D uses long notes, mostly the same note - A, in order to emphasise the words using a pedal note.
  • At bar 38, there is an orchestral…

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