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MUSIC EXAM III BAROQUE Things to look up Dates (1600-1750) Characteristic of Baroque Style Unity in mood Unity of melodic material- polished style Unity of rhythm- If the song starts slow, it will stay slow Terraced dynamics General Contextual Information: Absolutism Instrumental Forms Concerto A musical composition usually composed in three parts or movements, in which (usually) one solo instrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) is accompanied by an orchestra. Structure: Sonata form Ritornello Form: the orchestra opens in general with a theme called the ritornello (refrain). Then this musical theme alternates with sections of the concertino. Used in 1 st and 3 rd movement. Concerto Grosso Very similar to that of Concerto with the exception that in the Concerto Grosso there was more than one soloist. Fugue Subject- Do not always begin with the countersubject. Exposition- Always begin with the exposition Episode-

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