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creats unity as well. the melody or parts of it are often heard again through the piece, melody sometimes "spins out" generous use of sequence.
instruments of this time were not like modern insturments. overall dynamic level is not as great or varied as in classical romantic.
much polyphonic imitative, and especially non-imitative (contrapuntal)
- keyboard instrument: harpsichord or organ
- at least a cello as a bass instrument. cal also have as bass instruments double bass and / or bassoon
mood unity of mood
a piece of music often expresses one mood or style- music that actually portrays what the words are saying (affections)
unity of rhythm a specific rhythm that is unique to a piece repeated often throughout the piece- creates a drive and energy (motor rhythm)
baroque period (1600-1750)
- claudio monteverdi
- henry purcell
- anthonio vivaldi
- js bach
- george frederic hanl
- arcangelo corell
concerto- a contest
- 1) the entire ensemble (tutti)
- 2) group of soloists
- - ritornello form begin with
- tutti:playing the entire ritornello
- soloists: solo material
- tutti: playing part of the ritornello
solo: solo material tutti: ritornello portion
at the end: tutti plays entire ritornello
LH of keyboard and the other instruments play the bass line. RH of keyboard plays chordes.
Baroque music melody and bass line are the most important
JS Bach (1685-1750) one of the famous composer....german composer
concerto grosso- piece of orchestra that is the precursor the modern concerto