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1

what type of work does And the glory come from?

Oratorio

2

when was it composed?

1741

3

What is the choir made up of?

Sopranos,Altos,Tenors,
basses

4

The orchestra consists of what?

Strings and a continuo basso (cello, harpsicord or organ)

5

What is the structure of And the glory of the lord?

No set form, based on different combinations of the four main motifs

6

First motif?

First introduced by altos in bar 11, clearly outlining the key

7

Key?

A major but modulates to the dominant (E major) and the supertonic (B major)

8

2nd motif?

first introduced by tenors in bar 17 and is a descending sequence melisma is used on revealed

9

what does the little 8 under the treble clef mean?

it sounds an octave lower than written

10

3rd motif?

first sung by altos in bar 43, short descending phrase

11

4th motif?

first sung by tenors and basses at bar 51 most the same pitch and is using longheld notes it sounds solemn

12

Time signature

3/4

13

tempo?

Allegro untill the last 3 bars where it is adagio

14

describe the harmony?

Diatonic

15

describe the texture?

Changes between homophonic and contrapuntal passages
very short monophonic bars
imitation
varies how many parts

16

Word setting?

Mixture of syllabic and melismatic phrases

17

Which era was this piece composed in?

end of Baroque

18

what type of cadence does the piece end with?

Plagal