Handel: And the Glory of The Lord

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Question 1

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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

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

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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

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

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How many ideas does Handel use in "And the Glory of the Lord"?
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Question 6

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

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Describe the word setting of Idea 1 - And the Glory of the Lord
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  • melismatic
  • Syllabic
  • Both syllabic and melismatic

Question 8

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

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

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Select the correct description for Idea 4 - 'For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it'
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  • Dotted minim descending scale
  • Dotted minim broken chord
  • Dotted minim repeated notes
  • Dotted minim ascending scale

Question 11

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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

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Describe the tempo marking of 'And the Glory of the Lord'
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  • Largo
  • Andante
  • Allegro
  • Presto

Question 13

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What is the key of 'And the Glory of the Lord' written in?
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  • A major
  • D major
  • E major
  • F# minor

Question 14

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When the music changes key, what key does it move to?
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  • The Super Tonic
  • The Mediant
  • The Sub Dominant
  • The Dominant

Question 15

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What does the term Dominant mean?
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  • 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

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

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Which cadence is used at the end of the orchestral introduction?
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  • Perfect
  • Imperfect
  • Plagal
  • Interrupted

Question 18

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Explain the term 'Chordal response'
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  • 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

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

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

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

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What is counterpoint?
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  • A tune sung with the orchestral accompaniment.
  • Tune against tune
  • Both tunes are played separately one after the other.

Question 23

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Explain the term 'Orchestral link'.
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  • 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

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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?
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  • 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

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Idea 4 ends in a plagal cadence. How does the music sound?
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  • It wants to carry on
  • Amen
  • End on a minor chord
  • Finished

Question 26

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At the end of the piece, Handel uses a 'grand pause'. What does this mean?
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  • All parts stop playing and singing
  • All the voices stop singing
  • The orchestra stops playing

Question 27

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What does the term 'monophonic' mean?
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  • A single line.
  • Two ideas together.
  • Two parts together
  • Four parts together

Question 28

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Which instruments does Handel use in the orchestra?
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  • Violins, flutes, trumpets.
  • Violins, piano, cello
  • Violins, violas, cello.
  • Violins, cello, double bass

Question 29

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What is a cadence?
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  • 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

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The term 'melodic' describes the;
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  • Piano part
  • Chords
  • Bass line
  • Melody line
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