Posted in Project 1: Handel's Dixit Dominus and Figured Bass

Exercise 3.0

This exercise is about marking specific instances on a score of Handel’s Dixit Dominus, which are provided in the project description.

I’ve used the blue color to denote the textual instances, combined with the yellow highlighter for ‘The Lord says to my lord’ and the orange highlighter for the long melismas. For the points regarding the voices and instruments, I’ve used the green color. As my annotated score is quite big, I’ve ordered it into a slideshow:

Generally, I noted all the instances through the whole movement, rather than select just a single moment of their appearances, since I thought it was important to train my eye to spot the details in order to learn to visualize the score when I listen to the piece without notation.

All in all, it was an interesting exercise, which showed me how the annotation method is an important tool to assimilate into my analytical sphere of musical understanding.

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