Handel: And the Glory of The Lord

Question 1 of 30

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Which century was 'And the Glory of the Lord' written?

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  • 16th century

  • 17th century

  • 18th century

  • 19th century

Question 2 of 30

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This set work is part of an oratorio called The Messiah. What is an oratorio?

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 3 of 30

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What is a libretto?

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  • 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

Question 4 of 30

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The chorus is made up of four voices. How are the voices arranged?

Select one of the following:

  • 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.)

Question 5 of 30

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How many ideas does Handel use in "And the Glory of the Lord"?

Select one of the following:

  • 3

  • 4

  • 5

  • 6

Question 6 of 30

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Select the correct description for idea 1 - And the Glory of the Lord

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Question 7 of 30

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Describe the word setting of Idea 1 - And the Glory of the Lord

Select one of the following:

  • melismatic

  • Syllabic

  • Both syllabic and melismatic

Question 8 of 30

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Select the correct description for Idea 2 - 'Shall be revealed'

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 9 of 30

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Select the correct description for Idea 3 - 'And all flesh shall see it together'

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 10 of 30

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Select the correct description for Idea 4 - 'For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it'

Select one of the following:

  • Dotted minim descending scale

  • Dotted minim broken chord

  • Dotted minim repeated notes

  • Dotted minim ascending scale

Question 11 of 30

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What is the time signature of 'And the Glory of the Lord'?

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  • 2/4

  • 3/4

  • 4/4

  • 6/8

Question 12 of 30

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Describe the tempo marking of 'And the Glory of the Lord'

Select one of the following:

  • Largo

  • Andante

  • Allegro

  • Presto

Question 13 of 30

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What is the key of 'And the Glory of the Lord' written in?

Select one of the following:

  • A major

  • D major

  • E major

  • F# minor

Question 14 of 30

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When the music changes key, what key does it move to?

Select one of the following:

  • The Super Tonic

  • The Mediant

  • The Sub Dominant

  • The Dominant

Question 15 of 30

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What does the term Dominant mean?

Select one of the following:

  • 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#

Question 16 of 30

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Which of these statements is true for the orchestral introduction at the beginning of the piece.

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Question 17 of 30

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Which cadence is used at the end of the orchestral introduction?

Select one of the following:

  • Perfect

  • Imperfect

  • Plagal

  • Interrupted

Question 18 of 30

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Explain the term 'Chordal response'

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 19 of 30

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If the texture is described as 'homophonic', it means that;

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 20 of 30

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When we first hear 'shall be revealed' the vocal parts are arranged in 'imitative entries'. This means;

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Question 21 of 30

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If the voices or instrumental parts are described as, "an octave apart" this means that;

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Question 22 of 30

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What is counterpoint?

Select one of the following:

  • A tune sung with the orchestral accompaniment.

  • Tune against tune

  • Both tunes are played separately one after the other.

Question 23 of 30

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Explain the term 'Orchestral link'.

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 24 of 30

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The Soprano's sing "For the mouth of The Lord" using an 'inverted pedal' . What does the term 'inverted pedal' mean?

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 25 of 30

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Idea 4 ends in a plagal cadence. How does the music sound?

Select one of the following:

  • It wants to carry on

  • Amen

  • End on a minor chord

  • Finished

Question 26 of 30

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At the end of the piece, Handel uses a 'grand pause'. What does this mean?

Select one of the following:

  • All parts stop playing and singing

  • All the voices stop singing

  • The orchestra stops playing

Question 27 of 30

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What does the term 'monophonic' mean?

Select one of the following:

  • A single line.

  • Two ideas together.

  • Two parts together

  • Four parts together

Question 28 of 30

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Which instruments does Handel use in the orchestra?

Select one of the following:

  • Violins, flutes, trumpets.

  • Violins, piano, cello

  • Violins, violas, cello.

  • Violins, cello, double bass

Question 29 of 30

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What is a cadence?

Select one of the following:

  • 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

Question 30 of 30

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The term 'melodic' describes the;

Select one of the following:

  • Piano part

  • Chords

  • Bass line

  • Melody line

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