Baroque Music

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Solo Sonata
For one melody instrument and accompaniment
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Trio Sonata
For two melody instruments and an accompaniment
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Baroque Sonata
Most Baroque sonatas contain at least four short movements (all or mostly in the same key). Slow and fast movements usually alternate and many are in various dance styles of the period
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Characteristics of Baroque orchestral music
Long flowing melodic lines / ornamentation / contrapuntal texture / harpsichord /
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Bass continuo part
Played by the harpsichord or organ and usually doubled by the cello
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Baroque Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra)
Strings, Woodwind (recorders and wooden flutes), Brass (trumpets and horns without valves), Timpani (kettle drums) and Continuo.
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Concerto Grosso
Written for a group of solo instruments and a larger ensemble.
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Solo Concerto
Written for one solo instrument plus orchestra. The soloist has technical passages called cadenzas.
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Orchestral Suites
A collection of dances. The first movement of each is an overture and is followed by a number of dances.
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Suitable Composers for Baroque Music
Handel, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, JS Bach
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Baroque Period
1675-1750
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Card 2

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For two melody instruments and an accompaniment

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Trio Sonata

Card 3

Front

Most Baroque sonatas contain at least four short movements (all or mostly in the same key). Slow and fast movements usually alternate and many are in various dance styles of the period

Back

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Card 4

Front

Long flowing melodic lines / ornamentation / contrapuntal texture / harpsichord /

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Played by the harpsichord or organ and usually doubled by the cello

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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