Classical Music

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  • Created on: 03-10-15 20:13
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  • Classical Music
    • Classical music is very balanced with equal four bar phrases and two bar call and rsponse
    • Uses fewer ornaments than baroque music
    • Composers started to write in sonata form
    • Subtle dynamic changes (crescendos and diminuendos)
    • Piano and Clarinet are invented, orchestras get much bigger
    • Classical music was originally written for wealthy,aristocratic patrons but later became available for middle class people as well
    • Clarinets, trumpets, bassoons and timpani were added to the orchestra
    • Strings were the dominant part of the orchestra
    • Music is clearer and simpler than other periods
    • Most music is homophonic, sometimes polyphonic
    • Mainly diatonic
    • Regular metre an constant tempo


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