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Handel: Glory of the Lord

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Daniel Monks

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of Handel: Glory of the Lord

Handel:Glory of the Lord The piece has how many ideas/motifs? `And the glory of glory of the lord' `Shall be revealed' `And all flesh shall see it together' `For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it' As the score starts with 3 "#" so the peice starts in what key? A brief overview Also it is in Allegro tempo (Crotchet = 112) It expoits the full use of voice parts which are: Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass Instruments include Violin 1 and 2 What is the texture when we hear this motif for the first time? Motif 2: Shows off imitation This idea is melismatic (more than 1 note per syllable). It is also sequential... what does this mean?? Modulates to a new key? What is it? What relationship is this key to the original? Basses and tenors start with this idea. Words are lent increased singnificance as they only use two pitches when the motif is sung the first few times Continuo bass (here played by cello and organ) Viola Also note the piece is livley and happy. This is not only due to the major chords but the 3/4 'dance-like' time signature and lively tempo A homophonic and monophonic texture is used. It also ends with a homophonic texture. The piece ends on a ???? cadence (IV-I) whiches makes it sound like amen Another composer was Bach (arguably a far better composer) Bit more about the Baroque era Baroque era was from 1600 to 1750. There were several instances where a harpsichord is used. Diatonic Harmonies were used also (major/minor) Clear dynamic contrasts, no use Crescendo or Decrescendo's Bit more about the baroque era (1600-1750 "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived.
I would bare my head and kneel at his grave"
-- L.v. Beethoven (1824) Who was Handel? George Frederic Handel (1685-1759) was called one of the greatest composers of all time His first opera was Almira and it got great success He started off as a church organist In Italy Handel composed operas, oratorios, and many small secular cantatas; he ended his Italian inspiration with the spectacular success of his fifth opera, Agrippina (1709), in Venice Baroque era composers used quite a lot of ornimentation to decorate the piece e.g. trills. List some other musical ornaments? By Kynan Wilkes Motif 1: Motif 3: Motif 4: Additional info:
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