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Handel’s Ceremonial Choral Style and the Creation of English Oratorio Big “Bow-wow” Style 0. In 1707, Handel was likely commissioned by Cardinal Colonna to compose music for a festive vespers service in July 1. Atmosphere in a big Roman Church 2. Three of the pieces were psalm settings Dixit Dominus 3. A setting of Psalm 110 (109 in the Vulgate) 4. We’ll look at the first verse 5. First movement structured like an Italian concerto movement – opening ritornello- brilliant orchestral parts 6. Verbal text – “military” - elements of narrative and quotation 7. “The Lord said unto my lord: [choral]
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8. Sit thou at my right hand, [soloists] 9. And I will make thine enemies thy footstool [both] Choral Textures in this movement 10. Homophonic (monumental) 11. Imitative, polyphonic 12. Cantus firmus (long held notes) English Ceremonial Style 13. Old Testament connections 14. Birthday Ode for Queen Anne 15. Utrecht Te Deum Coronation Anthems 2
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16. Four anthems composed for 1727 coronation of King George II and Queen
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