Music Handel The Glory Of The Lord General Points

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And The Glory Of The Lord General Points

- Composed by George Frederic Handel.
- Handel died in 1759 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. 
- It is the first chorus for voices and orchestral accompaniment from theoratorio 'Messiah'. 
- Handel wrote Messiah in only 24 days.
The liberetto is taken from the bible and tells the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. 
- ATGOTL was first performed in Dublin.
- Composed in 1741, the Baroque Period (1600 -1750)

Features Of The Baroque Period

Ornamented melodic parts.
- Major/Minor key structures.
Continuo played by the harpsichord and cello to 'fill in harmonies'.
Homophonic/polyphonic textures.
- Baroque Orchestra includes: Violin family, harpsichord, trumpets, horns and timpani. 
- One affection is set and maintained throughout the whole piece.
Terraced Dynamics.

George Frederic Handel. (http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6466554_f260.jpg) George Frederic Handel.

Structure

The work is made up of the following4 motifs:
Motif A: 'And The Glory Of The Lord...'
- First heard by the alto part in bars 11-14 of the work.
- It's syllabic.
- The first 3 chords outline the A major chord (which is the main key of the work).
- Ends in the last 3 notes of the A major scale which defines the key.
- A low A played at the start and a high A…

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