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Background
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 ­ 1713)
· Influential late baroque
composer
· Only wrote instrumental music
· Developed the concerto grossi…read more

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Published Trio Sonata
in D in 1689
· Last movement of a four
· Op. 3 No. 2 (Trio Sonata
movement sonata.
in D)
· Requires four players:
· Contrapuntal style
two violins, violone and
· No.2 has four organ continuo
movements: Grave ­
· Organ supplied
Allegro ­ Adagio ­
harmonies
Allegro (< this is ours!)
· Designated a Sonata di
Chiesa (church sonata)
· /\ often in 4 movements:
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Features of the Baroque Period
· Basso Continuo
· Terraced dynamics
· Binary form (||:A:|||:B:||)
· Ornamented melodies (appoggiaturas within
the melody)
· Interweaving melodies and imitative
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Melody
· Published Trio Sonata
in D in 1689
·Anacrusis (bar 32)
· Last movement of a four
· Op. 3 No. 2 (Trio Sonata ·Movement is stepwise
Develops original motif movement
·Octave leaps sonata.
(bar 7)
in D)
with: · Requires
·Inversionfour players:
at bar 20
· · Added
Contrapuntal
passing style
notes two violins,
Sequence violone
at bars 8-10 and
· · Rising
No.2 has four
sequences organ continuo
movements: Grave ­
· Inversion · Organ supplied
\/ original motif
Allegro ­ Adagio ­
harmonies
Allegro (< this is ours!)
· Designated a Sonata di
Chiesa (church sonata)
· /\ often in 4 movements:
slow-fast-slow-fast…read more

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Rhythm and metre
·Rapid compound duple
time 6/8
·Basic motif made up of
quavers and semiquavers
·Syncopation at bar 26-
27
·Feeling of ¾ in bar 27
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