Every Valley


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What is the text?
Isaiah 40 v 4, Ev'ry valley shall be exalted, and ev'ry mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain
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What is the key?
E major
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What is the marking?
Andante
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What bars are the opening ritornello?
1-10
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What characterises the opening ritornello?
cheerful dotted rhythms, sudden changes in dynamics
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When the voice enters what happens to the accompaniment
it is unaccompanied, the orchestra then imitates the voice then following bar
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On the word 'exalted' what happens?
There is an extended melisma, the strings punctuate it
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What is the key at bar 21?
B major
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At bar 21 on the second time of 'exalted' what happens?
There is an upwards melisma
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On the word 'hill' what happens?
The melody rises and falls, like a hill
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On the word 'low' what happens?
There is an F# which is the lowest note of the melody
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On the word 'crooked' what happens?
Accidentals A#, but then on the word 'straight' the accidental is corrected to a B
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On the word 'pain' what happens?
The melody is plain, and simple straying only from B-E
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When does the ritornello return?
At the end
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