Handel's Messiah - 'And the Glory of the Lord'

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BASIC INFORMATION ON THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Composed in...
1741
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The messiah is an... -Large scale work for solo singers, choir and orchestra based on bible text
Oratorio
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It is composed for a standard... choir
SATB choir or soprano, alto, tenor and bass choir
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The orchestra has two main parts, they are... and...
String ensemble or orchesta and basso continuo
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major.
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major is the dominant of E major, or better known as the dominant of the dominant
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major is the dominant of E major, or better known as the dominant of the dominant
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There are frequent... candences
Perfect cadences going from V-I to reinforce the key
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major is the dominant of E major, or better known as the dominant of the dominant
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There are frequent... candences
Perfect cadences going from V-I to reinforce the key
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The movement ends with a... cadence
Plagal cadence
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The harmony is mostly...
Diatonic
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DYNAMICS IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major is the dominant of E major, or better known as the dominant of the dominant
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There are frequent... candences
Perfect cadences going from V-I to reinforce the key
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The movement ends with a... cadence
Plagal cadence
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The harmony is mostly...
Diatonic
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DYNAMICS IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major is the dominant of E major, or better known as the dominant of the dominant
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There are frequent... candences
Perfect cadences going from V-I to reinforce the key
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The movement ends with a... cadence
Plagal cadence
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The harmony is mostly...
Diatonic
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DYNAMICS IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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There is mainly... dynamics
Terraced dynamics
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MELODY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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It has... main melodies
It has FOUR main melodies
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Each melody refers to a part of...
Each melody refers to a part of text
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Melody 1 -outlines the key of...
A major
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Melody 2 -uses a descending sequence and an extended... (on 'revealed')
Melisma
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Melody 3 -a short, repeating, descending... (A-E)
Motif
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Melody 4 -Uses mainly long, repeated... (sounds solemn)
A notes
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Guess the answer: each melodic idea is similar/contrasting
The answer is CONTRASTING
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RHYTHM AND METRE IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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What time measure does it have?
3/4 or simple triple time
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The tempo is?
Allegro (fast)
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Last 3 bars are what tempo?
Adagio (slow)
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The piece has...
Hemiola's
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Hemiola's make the music feel like it is in... instead of 3/4
2/4
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TONALITY AND HARMONY IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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Tonality is major or minor throughout?
Joyous and happy
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The tonic key is...
A major
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It modulates to two keys, what are they and how are they related to the tonic?
They are E major and B major. E major is the dominant of A major and B major is the dominant of E major, or better known as the dominant of the dominant
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There are frequent... candences
Perfect cadences going from V-I to reinforce the key
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The movement ends with a... cadence
Plagal cadence
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The harmony is mostly...
Diatonic
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DYNAMICS IN THE MESSIAH
HANDEL
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There is mainly... dynamics
Terraced dynamics
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In baroque music there are usually few if any dynamics, instead texture is created by...
More or fewer parts of the orchestra and choir playing/singing
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