Handel and the Glory of the lord

Information about Handels piece "and the Glory Of The Lord"

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  • Created on: 10-04-14 17:27
When was Handel born/die
1685-1759
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When was "And The Glory Of The Lord" written?
1742
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What period is it from? and what were the dates of this period?
Baroque period (1600-1750)
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What is this piece from?
ORATORIO-MESSIAH
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Name 4 features of this period?
1. Ornamentation 2.Major/Minor system (instead of modes) 3.Basso Continuo (harpsichord/organ & cello) 4. Terraced dynamics
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what is the 1st motif? and what are its features?
"And the Glory of The Lord" - first three notes in triad outline A major. - Stepwise scale ending. -words are syllabic - brought in by the altos
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What is an oratorio?
religious opera
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What is the 2nd Motif? and What are its features?
"Shall be revealed" - introduced by the tenors. - Melismatic (several notes to one syllable). - two 1 bar descending sequences
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What is the Key? What modulations are there?
It's in A Major. Modulates to Emajor and B Major
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What is the 3rd Motif? and what are its features
"And all fless shall see it together" repetitive idea of descending 4th. bought in my altos
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What is the 4th Motif? and what are its features?
"For the mouth of the lord hath spoken it" - tenors and basses -long dotted minims. - repeated to emphasise the conviction that "the lord hath spoken it"
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say something about the voices in the first 5 bars? and the last two?
They sing in unison in the first 5 and in the last two in harmony
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What is the texture like?
Mainly homophonic but sometimes polyphonic
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give an example of polyphony
91-107 they sing all together but different tunes
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What is the mood like? and why?
it is jolly (glory of the lord) no minor keys
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What cadence does it end with? and what chord pattern is this?
Plagal = 4-1
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