And The Glory of the Lord

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When was the Baroque period?
1600-1750
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Name 4 important Baroque composers?
Bach, Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi
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What oratorio is the piece from?
Messiah
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How can you describe Baroque music?
very decorative (ornamented melody and complex counterpoint). Composers thought in terms harmony and polyphony (individual lines)
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Where was Handel born?
Germany
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Where was Handel when he wrote the Messiah?
London
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What is an oratorio?
A large scale composition for solo singers, choirs and orchestras usually based on a Biblical story
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In what year was And the Glory of the Lord written in?
1741
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What is the instrumentation of 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
Choir made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Strings and Contino (for cello, harpsichord or organ). Orchestra often doubles vocal lines.
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Describe the Structure of 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
*Starts with orchestral introduction, called a ritornello *No set form but based on four main motifs *Four motifs are always added in the same order
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Describe the Melody of 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
* "And the glo-ry..." -first by altos, outlines key of A major *"shall be re-veal-ed" - first by tenors, use of descending sequence and a melisma *"and all flesh.." - First by altos,descending 4th *"for the mouth.."-first by ten&bass, long notes
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What is the metre of 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
3/4 - three crotchet beats per bar
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What is the tempo of 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
Mostly marked Allegro (quick/lively). After general pause there are three bars marked 'Adagio'
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How are hemiolas used in 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
In the first idea hemiolas are used to make the piece feel 2/4 rather than 3/4. (example bar 9-10)
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Describe the Tonality and Harmony in 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
* Piece is in A major but modulates to dominant (E major) and supertonic (B major) *Ends with a plagal cadence *Harmony is diatonic
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What is a plagal cadence?
cadence of subdominant chord followed by tonic (4-1)
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What is a perfect cadence?
cadence of dominant chord followed by tonic (5-1)
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What does the term 'continuo' mean?
accompaniment by a bass instrument in the Baroque Period
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Describe the texture of 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
*Piece alternates between homophonic and contrapuntal passages *Short monophony (b108-9) *Use of imitation (b17) *No. of parts varies
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Describe the word setting of 'And The Glory of the Lord'?
*Mixture of syllabic and melismatic word setting *Motif 2 = syallabic *Motif 4= melismatic *Phrases repeted many times
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What is imitation?
A melodic idea in one part immediately copied by another part, often in a different pitch
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What does contrapuntal mean?
Adjective of counterpoint- texture of two or more melodic lines, each one significant, playing together at the same time
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What is a homophonic texture?
one part has the melody and the other parts accompany
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