Handel

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When written/or performed
1741
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Time Signature, Rhythm and Metre
3/4. However in bars 9-10 has hemiolas (feels like 2/4)
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Tempo
Maintains allegro until end when there is a bar of total silence. Then three bars in Adagio
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Dynamics
F and mf, to match joyful mood - Terraced Dynamics
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Instrumentation
Choir and orchestra. Sopranos, alto, tenor and bass accompanied by strings (violins, violas) and continuo (cello and harpsichord or organ)
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Tonality and Harmony
Harmony diatonic. Piece in A major. Modulates to related keys. Dominant (E major), supertonic (B major). Piece ends with plagal cadence in A major.
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Structure
Starts with ritornello. No set form to movement, based on different combinations of 4 different motifs
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Melody
Motif 1: Altos, start in bar 11, based on triad of A major. 2: 1st Tenors, bar 17, uses descending sequence and melisma on 'revealed', sounds an octave lower than written. 3). 1st Altos, bar 43, repetition 4). 1st tenors basses, bar 51, same pitch (A
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Texture
alternates between homophonic and contrapuntal. e.g. bars 14-17 homophonic, bars 17-33 contrapuntal. Monophonic bit in bars 108-109
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Other Musical Features
Word Setting: mixture of syllabic and melismatic. motif 4: 'for the mouth the lord hath spoken it'=syllabic. motif 2: 'revealed'= melismatic
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3/4. However in bars 9-10 has hemiolas (feels like 2/4)

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