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Go for Baroque The Baroque musical period occurred throughout Europe from 1600 to 1750. The compositions during this period had certain characteristics. Some of these characteristics included unity of mood, continuity of rhythm and melody, and most compositions, in the middle to late Baroque period, included polyphonic textures (Kamien, 2011). Many musicians, such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Arcangelo Corelli, thrived during this period. They composed hundreds to thousands of compositions in various different musical forms and each piece holds the characteristics of the Baroque period uniquely. This paper will review the pieces of Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, I and Trio Sonata in A Minor, Op. 3, no. 10, I. The most obvious difference between Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Corelli’s Trio Sonata is the musical form. Bach’s composition is a concerto grosso and ritornello form from the late Baroque period. This composition has anywhere from 12 to 24 musicians. There are three soloists, which includes a flute, violin, and harpsichord, and also has a string orchestra and a bass continuo. For Corelli’s composition, it is a trio

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