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when was And the Glory of the Lord composed?


What style is And the Glory of the Lord?


What key is And the the Glory of the Lord in?

A major

What are the key features of Baroque music?

-ornamented melodic parts

-diatonic chords

-Basso continuo

-Terraced Dynamics

What is the structure of And the Glory of the Lord?

-No formal structure

-Starts with an orchestral introduction= ritornello

-based on different combinations of four motifs

Describe the tempo of And the Glory of the Lord

-Allegro until the end

-Adagio at the end (creates a grand ending)

Describe the instrumentation of And the Glory of the Lord

-Baroque orchestra

-1st and 2nd violins


-Choir (SATB)= Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

-Basso Continuo=Double Bass, chello, Chamber organ

Describe the melody of And the Glory of the Lord

-four main melodies

-One idea (shall be revealed) is a descending sequence and melismatic

-One is made of long, repeated As (pedal)

-each melodic idea is contrasting

Describe the Rhythm of And the Glory of the Lord

-Hemiolas used before cadence points (changes from 3/4 to 2/4)

-3 motifs use crotchets and quavers

-the fourth motif uses long repeated minims

Describe the harmony and tonality of And the Glory of the Lord

-A major throughout

-modulations to E major and B major

-completely diatonic

-ends with a plagal cadence

Describe the dynamics of And the Glory of the Lord

-terraced dynamics

-piece ends with a dramatic rest then a loud cadence

-the orchestral introduction is quiet

-Dynamics determined by how many parts are playing

Describe the texture of And the Glory of the Lord

-contrast of homophonic and polyphonic textures

-ending is homophonic

-imitation is used between parts

Describe the mood of And the Glory of the Lord

-The mood is joyful

-There is one prevailing mood for the whole piece

-Called an 'affection'

-Sprightly tempo and 3/4 metre

Describe the Word setting in And the Glory of the Lord

-mixture of syllabic and melismatic word setting

-different phrases are repeated may times

When was Symphony no. 40 composed?


What style is Symphony no. 40?


Describe the key features of classical music

-simple, diatonic harmonies

-balanced repetitive melodies

-musical dialogue

-homophonic texture

-harpsichord replaced by piano

What key is symphony no. 40 in?

G minor

What is the metre for Symphony no.40?


What is the structure of Symphony no.40?


-exposition (1st subject, bridge and 2nd subject)




Describe the tempo of Symphony no.40

molto allegro

Describe the instrumentation of Symphony no.40

classical orchestra

No timpani

No trumpets

Only one flute

Describe the rhythm of Symphony no.40

simple rhythms

Some syncopation and dotted rhythms

Describe the harmony and tonality of Symphony no.40

-Diatonic throughout

-1st subject in G minor

Bridge and 2nd subject in B flat major

-Development starts in F sharp major

then moves round the circle of fifths

-Perfect cadences

Describe the texture of Symphony no.40


-Dialogue between strings and woodwind

-Octave doubling in violins

Describe the dynamics of Symphony no.40

-Starts soft (p)

-Accenting notes

-Ends Loud (f)

Describe the melody of Symphony no.40

-balanced phrases

-1st subject- three note motif, scalic decent, repeated notes

-2nd subject- longer note values, scalic passages, descending, chromatic

-first and second subjects- two different melodic phrases