A choral work, usually on a sacred subject and frequently built on a chorale tune, combining aria, recitative, chorus, and instrumental accompaniment.
Continuous bass. A bass part performed by (1) a chordal instrument such as a keyboard instrument or a lute, and (2) a bass instrument such as a cello, viola da gamba, or bassoon that reinforces the bass line.
A work for one or more solo instruments.
A multi-movement work for instruments in which a solo group called the concertino and full ensemble called the repieno are pitted against each other.
all stringed instruments, including those that are plucked, struck, or bowed.
wind instruments of all kind.
solid instruments that are hit, struck together, shaken, scraped, rubbed, or have a hard extension (such as piece of metal attached to an instrument) that is plucked to produce their sounds.
drums that produce their sounds by the vibration of a membrane that is stretched across all or part of the instrument.
A musical texture consisting of two or more equal and independent melodic lines sounding simultaneously. see also ployphony
Baroque Period ?-?
A composition for solo voice and instrumental accompaniment.
A composition that uses imitation polyphony and is organized around the returns of a theme or subject and a countermelody that often appears with it. Fugues can have more than one subject, but just one is more common.
The earliest type of medieval polyphonic music.
A polyphonic choral work set to a sacred text.
La Primavera (Spring) from Quattro Staggione
Genre: Solo concerto
Tempo: Allegro (fast)
Instruments: Concertino solo violin (joined occasionally by two more solo violins). Ripieno: string orchestra with continuo and archlute ( a lute with extra bass strings)
The Little Fugue in G Minor