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Baroque Music

Unit 3 – Music of the Baroque 1. Name two important visual artists (such as painters) and also two important writers of literature (such as poets) from the Baroque Period. Do not name musicians. (Visual Artists) - Peter Paul Rubens & Artemisia Gentileschi / (Writers)- John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont 2. Write a paragraph about “The Baroque Style”. The baroque style was very well suited to the wishes of the aristocracy, who were enormously rich and powerful during the seventeenth and eighteenth...

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Baroque Opera Through the Ages

Essay: Baroque Opera through the Ages Baroque is defined as a historical period from about the start of the 1600s, through about the end of 1750. It is expressed as a style of music, art, and architecture which flourished in Europe during this time period. In this essay I will be defining what exactly Baroque Opera is, where it originated from and show those whom expressed this defining style. At the very early start of opera, which was pre 1600s, the first piece to be credited was written...

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AS Music: Baroque Ensemble Music

AS Music History Project 4: Baroque ensemble music: 1. What is meant by rondeau form? Discuss its origins and main sections. Why was repetition so important for Baroque composers? Rondeau form is where the opening passage in the tonic key keeps coming back around, the most common pattern generally being ABACA. The A section is called the refrain or rondeau and the non-A passages are called episodes or couplets. The rondeau form originated in France, and was first the name of a medieval song with...

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Music: Opera Terminology

Opera in the Classical Era What is Opera? 1. A dramatic work. This usually contains one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists. 2. Opera falls under the genre of Classical music 3. Opera is like a play where rather than speaking lines, they are sang. It contains music, costumes and a story. History - Opera first began in the 1600's (The Baroque Era) -Nobles, poets and composers began to meet together in Florence, Italy around 1575. This group was called the "Camerata...

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Essay On Baroque Music

The Baroque era is an extremely important precursor to the music we know and love today. This time period (1600 to 1750) gave us much in the way of art. This art contained a large amount of embellishment because that is what was considered to be beautiful. All facets of art were influenced by these beliefs. Especially music which is a form of art that has always had a profound place in humanity’s history is no exception to this. Although music of the baroque period has helped us grow into the places...

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Music in the Baroque Period

Music in the Baroque Period Music is in everyone’s lives these days. You always see people with headphones in their ears or jamming out in their cars. Many people listen to music in the privacy of their homes, where they can listen to music as loud as they want and can sing along and not have anyone look at them funny. But do all these people who listen to music on a daily basis really know where it came from? A lot of people will say that Michael Jackson is the king of pop or that Elvis was the...

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Baroque Music: 1600-1750

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...

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Music Forms That Defined the Baroque Era

Music Forms That Defined the Baroque Era The end of the renaissance period brought several artists and intellects together to discuss the revival of the Greek drama. Although several forms from the renaissance were still used, the development of new styles evolved, especially in the area of vocal music. Opera, oratorio and the cantata came directly from the theatrical desire to invoke the emotional awareness of their listeners through singing, while the concerto, sonata and suite gave the listener...

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Life and Music of Antonio Vivaldi

Life and Music of Antonio Vivaldi Written by: Steven C. Noah Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, nicknamed il Prete Rosso because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice, Italy on March 4th, 1678. He was ordained as a priest in 1703, celebrating mass for a year before claiming that he wished to do so no more on account of chest pains, presumed now to be angina pectoris, asthmatic bronchitis, or some sort of a nervous disorder resulting in...

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Baroque Music: Musical Talents From The Baroque Era

Talents from the Baroque Era The Baroque era extended from late Renaissance and early Classical periods between 1600 and 1750. The origin of the term “baroque” comes from Portuguese and refers to an “irregular shaped pearl”. The era of Baroque music was an age of brilliant progress of knowledge. It was also known for the age of the scientific discoveries of Galileo and Newton, and advances in math of Descartes, Newton. Baroque period included production of some of the greatest music of all time. ...

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