'And the Glory of the Lord'

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Which era of music was 'And the Glory of the Lord' written in?
Baroque ~ 1600-1750.
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What is 'Messiah'?
An oratorio (religious opera).
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Which key is it originally in?
A Major.
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Which keys are modulated to?
E Major and B Major (dominant and dominant of dominant).
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What is the tempo, when does it change and what does it change to?
Allegro, last four bars, Andante.
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What is the instrumentation?
String orchestra and SATB.
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Do the orchestral parts double up the vocal parts?
They tend to.
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Which parts provide the melody?
The vocal parts. The soprano sings highest.
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How many main ideas are there?
4.
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What is the first idea and who introduces it?
'And the glory, the glory of the Lord' introduced by altos.
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Is the first idea syllabic or melismatic?
Mostly syllabic.
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What is the second idea and who introduces it?
'Shall be revealed', introduced by tenors.
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Does the melody of the second idea ascend or descend?
Descend.
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Is the second idea syllabic or melismatic?
Melismatic.
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What is the third idea and who introduces it?
'And all flesh shall see it together', introduced by altos.
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How many times does the descending melody repeat itself in the third idea?
3 times.
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Is the third idea syllabic or melismatic?
Melismatic.
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What is the fourth idea and who introduces it?
'For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it', introduced by tenors and basses.
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Is the fourth idea syllabic or melismatic?
Syllabic.
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Does the fourth idea use unison or harmony?
It uses both.
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Does the fourth idea use a pedal point?
Yes, it is A.
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What is the texture at the beginning?
Polyphonic
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When the vocal parts enter, what does the texture change to?
Homophonic.
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Which cadence is most often used in this style of music?
Plagal (IV-I).
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Which parts play the continuo?
Cello, harpsichord, double bass, organ etc.
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