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In George Frederic Handels Hallelujah Chorus the music grows from simple to complex as in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Dies Irae Hallelujah like many other masses praises Gods almightiness and lets the audience feel the power of God The piece starts off it a modest hallelujah sung in unison where the music seems quite free When the piece begins to praise God the music enters a firmer more commanding tone as the choir sings for the Lord Omnipotent reigneth When declaring the epithets for the God such as king of kings and lord of lords the voices of the choir turn forte and there are consecutive flat tones for emphasis When the music enters into The kingdom of this world it is piano symbolizing something unimportant It grows louder with is become the and suddenly it is forte with the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ and of His Christ which symbolizes its importance Handel pushes the repetition of forever and ever to make the meaning God ruling for eternity match the repetitive form while the violin in the background adds complexity to the sound Handel caps it off at the end with a long ceremonious hallelujah that reminds the audience of the glory of the kingdom of God with a large drum playing the background that seems to hail the greatness of God Handel has truly made a great piece of work in all aspects which is surprising considering how fast he wrote the entire Messiah of which the Hallelujah Chorus is only a small part of An another mass the requiem mass Dies Irae is started off furiously by Mozart the choir singing Dies irae dies illa this day this day of wrath The force in these words mirror this meaning Since it is a requiem a funeral mass Mozart is talking about the day of judgment The second line translated shall consume the world in ashes is fast paced as if
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