Baroque Era (1600-1750)

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Baroque Era (1600-1750)
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  1. Baroque era
    1600-1750
  2. Baroque era characteristics
    • age of new adventure
    • Monody (single voice with accomp)
    • Major-Minor tonality
    • Equal Temperament (tuning system)
    • Driving rhythm
    • Contrasting dynamics (p, ff)
    • bassline and harmony
    • embelishments
    • cantata
    • ritomello-dotted rhytm
    • freedom of expression
    • recitative (speech-like)
  3. Baroque Opera
    large-scale drama with vocal and instrumental music poetry acting costumes
  4. Recitative (speech-like)
    two types
    • 1. recitative secco -accomp. by basso continuo
    • 2. recitative accompagnato- accomp. by orchestra
  5. Arias
    • highly emotional and lyrical songs
    • da capo arias- A-B-A
  6. Libretto
    • text or scripts of the opera
    • librettist write it
  7. Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    • English composer, organist and singer
    • wrote masques and operas
    • wrote Dido and Aeneas
    • recitative Dido kills herself
    • sings over ground bass ostinato
  8. Baroque Cantata and Ontorio
  9. Cantata
    multimovement work for soloists, chorus, and orchestra based on Lutheran choral
  10. J.S Bach (1685-1750)
    • German composer, organist
    • devout Lutheran based on gospel
    • 7 movements
  11. Oratorio
    • large scale work for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
    • without scenery or costumes
    • based on biblical story
  12. Oratorio and Handel
    • Handel (1685-1759)
    • German composer
    • composed opera seria
    • conductor, director, producer
  13. Lutheran Cantata
    unified by a chorale, hymn tune sung in 4part harmony

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