Handel's Messiah

Related Repetoire for Bach's St Matthew Passion

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"Shake" - an Extended melisma
Bar 10-13 - "This Saith the lord" No.5 (Bass Aria)
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"Desire" - an extended melisma. Word painting longing.
Bar 18 -21 - "Thus Saith the Lord" No.5 (Bass Aria)
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Music Puntuation - Like the recitatives in Bach' SMP
Bar 1,3 and 5. "Thus Saith the Lord" No.5 (Bass Aria)
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"Sorrows" - Decending melisma
Bar 15. "He Was Despised" No.23 (Alto Aria)
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"Grief" - Dissonance, Word paininting
Bar 18. "He was Despised" No.23 (Alto Aria)
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"despised, rejected" - Chromatasism, word painting
Bar 24 and 25. "He was Despised" No.23 (Alto Aria)
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Mood change. Increase the tension and gives momentum. Mainly due to the dotted rhythm accompaniment Ostinato.
Figure E. "He Was Despised" No.23 (Alto Aria)
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"And he shall reign" - Imatative couterpoint
Figure D. Hallelujah No.44 (Chorus)
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Polyponic Texture in Hallelujah chorus.
Figure B to C. Hallelujah No.44 (chorus)
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Homphonic teture in Hallelujah Chorus
Bar 3 - 20. Hallelujah No.44 (Chorus)
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"King of Kings" "For ever and ever, hallelujah, hallelujah" - Antiphonal effect.
Figure E. Hallelujah No.44 (Chorus)
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"Born" - Long Melisma
Bar 14-18. Bar 20-24. Bar 57-60. Bar 74-78. "For unto us a child is born" No.12 (Chorus)
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"Unto us" "Unto us" "A son is given" "A son is given" - Antiphonal writing
Bar 24 to 26. "For unto us a child is born" No.12 (Chorus)
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Largo. Slow pace but fast harmonic change. One or twice a bar.
"Thy Rebuke hath broken his heart" No.29 (Tenor recitaitve)
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"Hath Broken his heart" - Dimminished 7th in accompaniment
Bar 1 and 2. "Thy rebuke hath broken his heart" No.29 (Tenor recitative)
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"Comfort Him" - Perfect Cadence
Bar 18 (last bar) "Thy Rebuke hath broken his heart" No.29 (Tenor Recitative)
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"A Highway" - highest not of the piece on the word high
Bar 36. "Comfort ye my people" No.2 (Tenor Recitative)
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Bb7D Chord. Act as punctuation. Inverted chors for uncertainty.
Bar 31. "Comfort ye my people" No.2 (Tenor Recitative)
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ad lib "Comfort Ye"
Bar 8. "Comfort ye my people" No.2 (Tenor Recitative)
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"Wonderful counselor The mighty God" Homophonic texture
Figure D, E, F, G. "For unto us a child is born" No.12 (chorus)
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Bar 18 -21 - "Thus Saith the Lord" No.5 (Bass Aria)

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"Desire" - an extended melisma. Word painting longing.

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Bar 1,3 and 5. "Thus Saith the Lord" No.5 (Bass Aria)

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Card 4

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Bar 15. "He Was Despised" No.23 (Alto Aria)

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Bar 18. "He was Despised" No.23 (Alto Aria)

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