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The Baroque Period. 1600-1750. What was happening in the world during the Baroque Period?. 1600 Shakespeare writes Hamlet. 1607 1 st English Settlement. 1610 Confirms that Earth revolves around the Sun a nd arrested by the Catholic church. 1611 King James Version Printed. 1623

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The Baroque Period

1600-1750


What was happening in the world during the Baroque Period?


1600

Shakespeare writes Hamlet


1607

1st English Settlement


1610

Confirms that Earth revolves around the Sun

and arrested by the Catholic church


1611

King James Version Printed


1623

Bernini’s “David Slaying Goliath”


1638*

Rembrandt’s “The Holy Family at Night”


Other Interesting Events

1692 - Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts

1719 – Robinson Crusoe is written

1725 - Vivaldi writes the “Four Seasons”

1726 – Gulliver’s Travels is written

1741 – Handel’s Messiah is debuted


THE DEATH OF BACH!

1750


GUESS THE COMPOSER AND NAME A FAMOUS COMPOSITION

RAISE YOUR HAND TO BE CALLED UPON


1.


Antonio Vivaldi “The Red Priest”

La Primavera (Spring), Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8, No. 1 (1725)

Or

“The Four Seasons”


2.

In 1741, this composer wrote an English language oratorio that is approximately 3 ½ hours long. This oratorio takes the listener through the Prophecies, Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. His compositions have been described as sounding “majestic.”


3.

This German born composer wrote the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B Minor and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor. He was not celebrated during his life because his music was “old fashioned” and was only later celebrated during the 1800s and onward. He died in 1750.


Characteristics of Baroque Music

  • Unity of Mood

  • Rhythm

  • Melody

  • Dynamics

  • Words and Music


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