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BAROQUE PERIOD. 1600-1750. Known as the “gilded age”. Baroque means bizarre or flamboyant. Baroque music characteristics 1. Used terraced dynamics. 2. Homophonic texture is used in many works. 3. Very busy music with many notes.

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Baroque period

BAROQUE PERIOD

1600-1750


Baroque period

  • Known as the “gilded age”.

  • Baroque means bizarre or flamboyant


Baroque period

  • Baroque music characteristics

    1. Used terraced dynamics.

    2. Homophonic texture is used in many works.

    3. Very busy music with many notes.

    4. Word painting is still used in vocal music.


Baroque period

  • New forms of the Baroque

  • 1. In dance, ballet grew from court dance.

  • 2. Opera is a new musical form.

  • 3. Bach writes many fugues.

  • 4. Oratorios are also created.


Oratorio

Oratorio

  • Like an opera, but with no sets, scenery, or costumes and with a sacred text.


Baroque composers

Baroque Composers

  • Monteverdi – Italian-composed the oldest opera still performed today “Orfeo”

  • Vivaldi-Italian-composed many concerti including “Spring” from “The Four Seasons”

  • Bach – German- church organist; composed fugues, cantatas, etc. , all forms of the day except opera

  • Handel – German-travels in England and Italy as well: known for oratorios: “The Messiah”.


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