GCSE Edexcel Music 'And the glory of the Lord'

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Oratorio
Religious bit of music
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A Major
Key of the piece
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Allegro
Tempo of the piece (clue: lively)
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Ritornello
Orchestral introduction
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Syncopation
Where the notes are played off the beat
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Continuo
A baroque feature played by cellos, organ and harpischord
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SATB
The voices
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Male countertenor
First voice part to start singing
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Messiah
Where this piece comes from, telling the story of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
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Strings
The family playing the melody in the ritornello
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A Major Triad
The first three notes of the first motif 'And the glory of the Lord'
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Polyphonic
Main texture of the piece
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Ascending melody
The first motif 'And the glory of the Lord' has an ________ melody
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Call and response
Where one voice sings one line and the other voices sing together after this one phrase
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Lord
In the first motif 'And the glory of the Lord', the word that is emphasised by being on the first beat of the bar and also having the longest note value in the phrase
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Glory
In the first motif 'And the glory of the Lord', the word that is emphasised by being on the first beat of the bar
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Piano
At the beginning of the second motif 'Shall be revealed', the continue changes to this dynamic marking
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Strings drop out
What big change happens in the instrumentation at the beginning of the second motif 'Shall be revealed'
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Melismatic
The word setting in the second motif 'Shall be revealed'
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E major
At bar 25, the piece modulates to the dominant key of...
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Descending
The second motif 'Shall be revealed' has an _______ melody
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Homophonic
When the strings join back in, there is a ________ texture
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Forte
When the strings join back in, the continuo changes to this dynamic marking
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Perfect
At bar 38, after all parts have joined back in again for 'And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed', it ends in a ______ cadence
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Instrumental
At bar 38, after all parts have joined back in again for 'And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed', the voices drop out creating an...
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Tonic to subdominant
The first notes in the third motif 'And all flesh shall see it together'
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Ostinato
The third motif 'And all flesh shall see it togther' is an ...
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String interjection
After the third motif is first heard 'And all flesh shall see it together', the strings echo/respond creating a ...
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Sequence
The second time the third motif is heard 'And all flesh shall see it together', it creates a ...
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Tonic pedal
The first time fourth motif is heard 'For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it' is a ...
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Dominant pedal
The fourth motif in the soprano part 'For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it' is a ...
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Bar 51
The bar in which the piece modulates back into A Major
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Bar 76
The bar in which the piece modulates to B Major
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Vc
What is written in the continuo part meaning 'just the cello play'
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Tutti
All instruments play
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Hemiola
A feeling of two in a bar
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Bar 110
The bar that has the highest note in the piece (A) and modulates back into A Major
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Adagio
The tempo changes in the last 4 bars to ... (clue: slow)
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Plagal
The last cadence
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Homophonic
The texture in the last 3 bars
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Word painting
The technique where the music emphasises words to create images in the listeners mind
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Card 2

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Key of the piece

Back

A Major

Card 3

Front

Tempo of the piece (clue: lively)

Back

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Card 4

Front

Orchestral introduction

Back

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Card 5

Front

Where the notes are played off the beat

Back

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