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Date of composition

1742

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Genre

Baroque
Oratorio (words/ stories from the bible)

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Genre stylistics

Ornaments
Diatonic harmony (notes in the key)
Terraced dynamics (each section has one dynamic)
Harpsichord, basso continuo
Joyful throughout(one mood) minor keys avoided
Recitative- actors speak the conversation I pitch

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Metre

3/4 time

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Tempo

Allegro (fast, lively)
Big rall (slowing down) last 4 bars -allegro (slow)
Hemiola (3 beats sound like 2)
Perfect cadence in introduction

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Structure

SATB
Oratorio

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Harmony

Diatonic starts A major (bright, happy, joyous)
Modulates to E major (5th of A major)

A note pedal
Basso continuo- played by harpsichord and cello with chordal harmonies on top
Intro ends with strong perfect cadence
Piece ends with a plagal cadence (amen cadence)

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Word painting (harmony)

"And all flesh shall see it together" repeated 3 times, adds firmness to this statement
"For the mouth of The Lord hath spoken it" long, repeated notes, emphasised by tenors and basses singing in unison

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Texture

Polyphony (many different equally important melodic layers)
Homophony (strong moving together)
Becomes polyphonic (melody is staggered, shared around)
Very imitative
Contrapuntal- two or more melodies happening at the same time

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Instrumentation

Strings (violins, viola, cello, oboes, bassoons, harpsichord)
Basso continuo