Baroque Music: 1600-1750

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Baroque
 Music
  (ca.
 1600-­‐1750)
  IV!

DEADLINE TODAY!

DEADLINE TODAY!

Henry
 Purcell.
 “When
 I
 am
 laid”
 from
 Dido
 and
 Aeneas.
  (also
 known
 as
 Dido’s
 Lament)(1689)
  hDp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEaLviMEJls&feature=related  (starRng
 1:00)
  Listen:
    Ground
 bass
 -­‐
 repeaRng
 bass
 line
 used
 throughout
 a
 work,
  oUen
 with
 a
 disRnct
 rhythmic
 paDern
 (in
 this
 case
 short-­‐ long)
 
     

Think
 back
 to
 basso
 con:nuo/con:nuo
  Gives
 this
 work
 a
 strong
 sense
 of
 meter
  Chroma:c
 scale
 -­‐
 a
 scale
 built
 enRrely
 of
 half-­‐steps
 
•  Aimless
 

Let’s
 review…
 CIRCLE
 OF
 FIFTHS

Parallel
 Minor/Major
 Scales
 
Minor
 and
 major
 scales
 that
 share
 the
 same
  tonal
 center
  For
 ex.
 c
 minor
 is
 the
 parallel
 minor
 of
 C
 Major
 

CIRCLE
 OF
 FIFTHS!

RelaRve
 Minor/Major
 Scales
 
Minor
 and
 major
 scales
 that
 share
 the
 same
 key
  signature
 (number
 of
 sharps
 and
 flats)
  For
 ex.
 a
 minor
 is
 the
 relaRve
 minor
 of
 C
 Major
 

CIRCLE
 OF
 FIFTHS!

Baroque
 Music
  (ca.
 1600-­‐1750)
  IV!

Instrumental
 Music!
Tended
 to
 be
 more
 polyphonic
    No
 text,
 but
 sRll
 use
 musical
 idioms
 of
 
 
 dramaRc
 music
    Harpsichord
 h?p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxzY3tFTz9k
    Early
 form
 of
 the
 piano
    Strings
 were
 plucked
 rather
 than
 struck
    Smaller
 range
 than
 modern
 piano
    Dynamic
 changes
 harder
 to
 achieve
    Organ
 h?p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTVraVgzC9U
    keyboard
 with
 several
 divisions
 and
 foot
 pedals
  controlling
 air
 directed
 through
 pipes
    Organ
 building
 reached
 its
 peak
 during
 the
 Baroque
 
 

Suite!
       

A
 series
 or
 set
 of
 musical
 works
 that
 belong
  together
  During
 the
 Baroque,
 referred
 to
 a
 set
 of
 stylized
  dances
  Meter,
 tempo,
 and
 certain
 melodic
 characterisRcs
  were
 kept
 the
 same
  BUT,
 composers
 added
 new
 harmonies
 and
  counterpoint
 

George
 Frideric
 Handel.
 “Hornpipe”
 from
 Water
 Music
  h?p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjcrmvkZ2tQ
  (1717)!
     

Orchestral
 suite
  WriDen
 for
 an
 excursion
 down
 the
 River
 Thames
  (London)
 by
 King
 George
 I
  Hornpipe
 -­‐
 energeRc
 dance
 with
 three
 beats
 to
 the
  measure
    Binary
 form
 -­‐
 a
 musical
 form
 in
 two
 parts
 (AB)
    Theme
 repeated
 by
 different
 groups
 of
  instruments
 

  Can
 you
 hear
 how
 this
 work
 is
 “dance-­‐like”?
    Listen
 to
 the
 changes
 in
 instrument
 “colors”
 

George
 Frideric
 Handel.
 “Hornpipe”
 from
 Water
 Music
  h?p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjcrmvkZ2tQ
  (1717)!

Listen:
    Strings
 play
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