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Handel – And the glory of the Lord

‘And the glory of the lord’ is a chorus from Handle’s oratorio ‘Messiah’, it is written for a SATB choir with an orchestra accompaniment. It is written in a baroque style because it was written in the 18th Century. The vocal lines can be broken down into 4 different melodic ideas: ‘And the glory, the glory of the lord’, this idea is Syllabic and is comprised of a major triad then an ascending scalic melody; ‘Shall be revealed’, this is one of the melismatic ideas, the word ‘revealed’ is elongated over a few beats with a scalic, descending melody; ‘And all flesh shall see it together’, this is the second melismatic idea, it’s melody is made up of a repeating,…