Baroque and Classical Chamber Music

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  • Baroque and Classical Chamber Music
    • Baroque
      • Baroque Period 1675-1750
      • Most common types
        • Solo sonatra
          • One melody  instrument and accompaniment
        • Trio Sonatra
          • 2 Melody instruments and accompaniment
      • Structure and form
        • 4 short movements mostly in the same key
        • Alternate slow and fast movements
        • Written in various dance styles of the period
      • Texture: Contrapuntal
      • Dynamics: Sudden Changes
      • Ornamentation: Frequently used
      • Contrast: Same mood throughout
    • Classical
      • Classical Period 1750-1820
      • Most common types
        • String Quartet - 2 Violins and Viola and Cello
        • Wind Quartet - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn
      • Structure and form
        • 4 Movement plan
          • A fast movement in sonatra form
            • Slow second movement
              • A Minuet and Trio dance in 3/4
                • A final fast movement in Rondo form
      • Texture: Melody and Accompaniment
      • Dynamics: Gradual Changes
      • Ornamentation: Used less often
      • Contrast: Mood Changes
    • Both
      • Accompaniment played from a continuo part which provided the bass line (cello) and directions for the chords to use. Improvised on Harpsichord or Flute

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