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Baroque Period 1600-1750. A time for powdered wigs, make-up, fancy clothes and furniture. Doctrine of Affections. A document that said every form of art causes us to feel a single powerful emotion as a result of seeing or hearing a work.

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baroque period 1600 1750

Baroque Period1600-1750

A time for powdered wigs, make-up, fancy clothes and furniture.

doctrine of affections
Doctrine of Affections
  • A document that said every form of art causes us to feel a single powerful emotion as a result of seeing or hearing a work.
  • This document (theory) had a profound influence on how composers and artist created during this period.
  • The doctrine dictated a new emphasis on expressing feelings in Art.
types of music
Types of Music

1. Church (Sacred) Music

2. Dance Music

Dance music can have several movements for each type of dance

Allemandeis a slow dance

Gigue, pronounced “jig” is a fast dance

concerto
Concerto

3. A concerto is a solo instrument or voice accompanied by an ensemble such as an orchestra.

oratorio
Oratorio

4. An oratorio is a choral work with an orchestra. It is similar to an opera but not acted out with costumes and props. Many times the lyrics are religious or an actual story from the bible.

Can be many hours long.

chamber music
Chamber Music

5. A piece of music composed for a small ensemble, like a

quartet (4), trio (3) or duet (2).

cantata
Cantata

6. A cantata is a church song/hymn.

fugue
Fugue

7. A fugue is a complex work, where a subject is heard, and is fought by a counter-subject. It also can be thought of as a “follow the leader” or a “complex round”.

what is happening in the world during the baroque period
What is Happening in the World during the Baroque Period?
  • The first English settlement, Jamestown is established in America
  • Quebec is founded in Canada
  • Shakespeare’s plays are the hot ticket in England
johann sebastian bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Very religious man
  • Wrote music and played organ for the church
  • Had 2 wives, and 21 children
  • Wrote the famous “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” and “Little Fugue in G minor”
antonio vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi
  • Was a priest and worked for the church
  • A virtuoso on the violin
  • Wrote “The Four Seasons” string quartet
george frederic handel
George Frederic Handel
  • Composed the famous oratorio, The Messiah which includes the Hallelujah Chorus.
  • Composed The Royal Fireworks Musicfor a fireworks display in London, England for the King
  • Buried in Westminster Abbey
henry purcell
Henry Purcell
  • Wrote lots of music for the stage.
  • Benjamin Britten used his theme to compose the “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”
baroque music
Baroque Music!
  • Fugue in G Minor “The Little”
  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • Four Seasons (Spring/Winter)
  • Hallelujah Chorus
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks (Overture Solenelle: 1812)