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Composer?

G F Handel

Title?

"And the Glory of the Lord" from "Messiah"

Genre?

Baroque 1600-1750

Year composed?

1741 (written in 24 days)

Rhythm?

Time signature: 3/4


Use of Hemiola (2 bars of 3/4 treated as 3 bars of 2/4)


Walking bass line.


Driving regular on-beat crotchet rhythms

Tempo?

Allegro opening (lively and fast)


Adagio at bar 135 for the last 4 bars

Melody and Pitch

Top note is a top A and bottom note is E.


4 musical motifs (or ideas)


Motif 1: And the glory of the Lord


Motif 2: Shall be revealed


Motif 3: And all flesh shall see it together


Motif 4: For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it



Each motif played separately and then developed in different ways

Harmony?

Diatonic harmony


Major harmonies


Perfect cadences


Finishes on a plagal cadence.

Texture?

Polyphonic section


Chordal homophonic coda

Form & Structure?

4 contrasting motifs


Each separately stated and then developed

Form & Structure?

4 contrasting motifs


Each separately stated and then developed

Instrumentation?

Vocals: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass


Strings: Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses


Continuo: Harpsichord or Organ with Cellos and Basses)


Trumpets


Timpani (kettle drums)



Later Oboes and Bassoons were added.