Hardyes GCSE Aos1 - And The Glory Of The Lord

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A revision quiz about Handel's 'And the Glory of the Lord' from The Messiah


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of work is Handel's Messiah?
  • 2. 
    When was Handel's Messiah written?
    • A. 

      1641

    • B. 

      1741

    • C. 

      1841

  • 3. 
    What is an Oratorio?
    • A. 

      An opera performed in an opera house

    • B. 

      A piece of music sung in a church service

    • C. 

      An unstaged opera performed in a church

  • 4. 
    What key does 'And the Glory of the Lord' start in?
  • 5. 
    Which of these voices sing in 'And the Glory of the Lord'?
    • A. 

      Treble

    • B. 

      Soprano

    • C. 

      Mezzo-soprano

    • D. 

      Castrato

    • E. 

      Alto

    • F. 

      Tenor

    • G. 

      Baritone

    • H. 

      Bass

  • 6. 
    What keyboard instrument can you hear in 'And the Glory of the lord'?
  • 7. 
    What is a Basso Continuo?
    • A. 

      A continuos bassline

    • B. 

      A harpsichord plus cello playing the bass and chords

    • C. 

      A low pitched repeating pattern

  • 8. 
    What is the tempo marking at the start of the piece?
  • 9. 
    True or False:  'And the Glory of the Lord' starts with an introduction played by the orchestra only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is the word to do with rhythm,  which describes when two groups of three beats, feels like three groups of two beats?
  • 11. 
    What is the texture of the opening sung phrase 'And the glory, the glory of the lord'?
    • A. 

      Polyphonic

    • B. 

      Homophonic

    • C. 

      Monophonic

  • 12. 
    True or False:  The word setting for the phrase 'Shall be revealed' is syllabic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What melodic device is used on the phrase 'Shall be revealed'?
  • 14. 
    Which word describes the texture at the point when the voices enter singing 'shall be revealed' on at a time?
  • 15. 
    True or False:  The altos are the first voices to sing 'And all flesh shall sit together'.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What harmonic device is created by the phrase 'For the mouth of the lord hath spoken it'?
  • 17. 
    Which textures can you find in this piece? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Monophonic

    • B. 

      Homophonic

    • C. 

      Polyphonic

    • D. 

      Imitation

    • E. 

      Heterophonic

  • 18. 
    Which keys does the piece modulate to? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      F# minor

    • B. 

      E major

    • C. 

      A minor

    • D. 

      B major

    • E. 

      C major

  • 19. 
    What is the tempo marking of the last four bars of the piece?
  • 20. 
    What cadence is used at the end of the piece?
  • 21. 
    Which cadences can you hear in this piece?  (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Perfect

    • B. 

      Imperfect

    • C. 

      Plagal

    • D. 

      Interupted

  • 22. 
    True or False:  A perfect cadence sounds unfinished.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    True or False:  A plagal cadence sounds finished  like 'Amen'.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    From which musical period is this piece from?
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      Baroque

    • C. 

      Classical

    • D. 

      Romantic

    • E. 

      20th Century

  • 25. 
    Which of the following are general features of music from the Baroque period? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Homophonic texture

    • B. 

      Polyphonic texture

    • C. 

      Minor key

    • D. 

      Atonal

    • E. 

      Simple functional harmony

    • F. 

      Use of ornaments

    • G. 

      Basso continuo

    • H. 

      Small orchestra

    • I. 

      Balanced 4 bar phrases

    • J. 

      Extreme dynamics