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Dynamics
Terraced - common in Baroque era
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When was this written?
1742, In the Baroque Era - 1600-1750
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Rhythm
Hemiola-notes grouped together into 2 beats
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Tempo
Allegro- lively and flowing-joyous mood, slows at end
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Metre
3/4 - basic
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Structure
four main ideas
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Idea 1
'And the glory the glory of the lord'-based on A major triad-altos
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Idea 2
'Shall be revealed'- mellismatic-
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Idea 3
'and all flesh shall be revealed'-altos
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Idea 4
'For the mouth of the lord hath spoken' -altos
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Melody
Sequence and ostinato, doubled by violins, syllabic word setting
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Pitch
A treble clef - G in bass
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Text setting
Syllabic, mellismatic
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Instrumentation
4 voices SATB, string accompaniment, continuo, trumpets, timpani
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Texture
Alternating - homophonic ( 2+ parts move in harmony) and polyphonic ( different sounds/voices)
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Tonality
A major
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Harmony
Major harmonies, pefect cadences (V-I), plagal ( grand)
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Other musical devices
Trills, imitation
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What is an oratorio?
Religious opera
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Where was Handel born?
German
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Other baroque composers
Vivaldi, Bach, Teleman
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1742, In the Baroque Era - 1600-1750

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When was this written?

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Hemiola-notes grouped together into 2 beats

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Allegro- lively and flowing-joyous mood, slows at end

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3/4 - basic

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