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instrumental music with no text, story. Abstract-stands for itself
- Elaborate, intense and full of spirit.
- Opera was explored
Centered in Vienna. Stressed balance, form, and restraint in music
- employed by Bach
- Plainchant music. Monophonic.
- Vocal music of the church
- Truly "American" music.
- black American musical traditions of folk music, ragtime and the blues.
- strong beat, improv.
- Rhythmic with a swing feel
secular and sacred music were composed bust mostly sacred survived as monks transcribed the music used for worship in Christian mass
form which utilizes composed poetry and new music for each verse
vocal polyphony for church use
patriotic infuence, spirit, and flavor within the musical composition
- large work for orchestra (4 movements)
- first is sonata form
Choral. Oratoris based on the Crucifixion of Christ
two or more lines of melody/distinct thoughts performed together
descriptive music which represents ideas, thoughts, and feelings
words and speech set to music. pitches reflect the inflections of the voice
A "rebirth" and revival of humanistic thoughts
Employed emotional feelings in music
Works of music related by content or musical thoughts. Used by Schumann.
Music which is dramatic and incorporates elements of a poetic nature