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THE BAROQUE
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THE BAROQUE ERA
Dates:
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1600 - 1750
Composers: Handel
Bach ?
Purcell
Vivaldi
`And the Glory of
Set work:
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the Lord' from
`Messiah - Handel…read more

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BAROQUE MUSIC - GENRE
Concerto Grosso
Trio sonatas
Small orchestra
with solo and tutti
parts
Oratorios
Bible stories
Opera set to music
Ground Bass
and variations
Keyboard pieces…read more

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BAROQUE MUSIC - CHARACTERISTICS
Terraced
dynamics
Basso continuo
Loud and soft ­ no
crescendo/diminuendo
Same mood
throughout
Long phrases
Ornaments
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BAROQUE MUSIC - INSTRUMENTS
Strings
Oboe/bassoon
Harpsichord
Baroque orchestras
were mostly strings
Valveless trumpet
Recorder/baroque flute
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Samuel Richardson

A really nice powerpoint presentation here. Some general points on Baroque music are included, and some analysis of Handel's 'And the Glory of the Lord'. Some simple questions are included to help prompt you to recall the information. 

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