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Handel: And the Glory of The Lord
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Which century was 'And the Glory of the Lord' written?
This set work is part of an oratorio called The Messiah. What is an oratorio?
A musical work based on words and stories from the bible.
A musical work based on words and stories from folk tales.
A musical work based on words and stories from myths and legends.
A musical work based on words and stories from the time it was written
What is a libretto?
The text or words of a musical work
The music of a musical work
The beginning section of a vocal work
The end section of a musical work
The chorus is made up of four voices. How are the voices arranged?
Alto, Soprano, Bass & Tenor (A.S.B.T)
Soprano, Tenor, Alto & Bass (S.T.A.B.)
Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass (S.A.T.B.)
Soprano, Alto, Bass & Tenor (S.A.B.T.)
How many ideas does Handel use in "And the Glory of the Lord"?
Select the correct description for idea 1 - And the Glory of the Lord
It is based on an A major triad and has a stepwise scale ending.
It is based on an A minor triad and uses a descending sequence
It is based on an F major triad and uses a repeated note.
It is based on an D minor triad and repeats a statement.
Describe the word setting of Idea 1 - And the Glory of the Lord
Both syllabic and melismatic
Select the correct description for Idea 2 - 'Shall be revealed'
Two bar ascending sequence and is syllabic
Two bar ascending sequence and is melismatic
Two bar descending sequence and is syllabic
Two bar descending sequence and is melismatic
Select the correct description for Idea 3 - 'And all flesh shall see it together'
The statement is repeated three times using a descending 4th idea A-E
The statement is repeated three times using a ascending 4th idea A-D
The statement is repeated four times using a descending 4th idea A-E
The statement is repeated twice using a ascending 4th idea A-D
Select the correct description for Idea 4 - 'For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it'
Dotted minim descending scale
Dotted minim broken chord
Dotted minim repeated notes
Dotted minim ascending scale
What is the time signature of 'And the Glory of the Lord'?
Describe the tempo marking of 'And the Glory of the Lord'
What is the key of 'And the Glory of the Lord' written in?
When the music changes key, what key does it move to?
The Super Tonic
The Sub Dominant
What does the term Dominant mean?
The fifth note of the scale or key. A-E
The second note of the scale or key. A-B
The fourth note of the scale or key. A-D
The third note of the scale or key. A-C#
Which of these statements is true for the orchestral introduction at the beginning of the piece.
One bar ascending sequences and cross rhythms are used.
One bar descending sequences and hemiola rhythms are used.
One bar descending sequences and syncopated rhythms are used.
One bar ascending sequences and off-beat rhythms are used.
Which cadence is used at the end of the orchestral introduction?
Explain the term 'Chordal response'
All voices sing together
All other vocal parts replies to a statement by one voice
One vocal parts replies to a statement by another vocal part
The orchestra replies to a statement by one voice
If the texture is described as 'homophonic', it means that;
All parts sing or play at the same time, playing different notes which when combined create a melody.
All parts sing or play together, moving at different times and playing different notes
All parts sing or play together, moving at the same time and playing the same notes
All parts sing or play together, moving at the same time, but playing different notes
When we first hear 'shall be revealed' the vocal parts are arranged in 'imitative entries'. This means;
Each voice sings idea 2 one after the other.
All voices sing idea 2 at the same time
Two voices sing idea 2 at the same time, followed by the other two afterwards.
If the voices or instrumental parts are described as, "an octave apart" this means that;
The notes sound together as part of the chord.
The notes clash with each other.
The notes sound the same but higher or lower than each other.
What is counterpoint?
A tune sung with the orchestral accompaniment.
Tune against tune
Both tunes are played separately one after the other.
Explain the term 'Orchestral link'.
A section played by the orchestra and sung by one voice
A section played only by the orchestra.
A section played by the orchestra and sung by all voices
The Soprano's sing "For the mouth of The Lord" using an 'inverted pedal' . What does the term 'inverted pedal' mean?
A sustained note below the other parts - the lowest pitch
A sustained note between the other parts - mid range pitch
A sustained note above the other parts - the highest pitch
Idea 4 ends in a plagal cadence. How does the music sound?
It wants to carry on
End on a minor chord
At the end of the piece, Handel uses a 'grand pause'. What does this mean?
All parts stop playing and singing
All the voices stop singing
The orchestra stops playing
What does the term 'monophonic' mean?
A single line.
Two ideas together.
Two parts together
Four parts together
Which instruments does Handel use in the orchestra?
Violins, flutes, trumpets.
Violins, piano, cello
Violins, violas, cello.
Violins, cello, double bass
What is a cadence?
Two chords at the start of a musical phrase
Two chords at the end of a musical phrase
Three chords at the start of a musical phrase
Three chords at the end of musical phrase
The term 'melodic' describes the;
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