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Music review2 - Short Answers Writing a short bio of a...

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Short Answers Writing a short bio of a composer o Handel- Embodies the wordliness of the late baroque period, composer with international career o Born in Germany, wrote his first opera in Germany with Italian influence then he moved to Italy where he was liked. Moved to London o He founded the royal academy of music, and headed artistic life in London o Julius Caesar- one of his most famous Italian operas o After the royal academy failed, Handel turned to oratorio where he wrote messiah, o He died after performing messiah Discussing a particular genre of music in the Baroque period Oratorio- descended from the religious play with music of the counter- reformation. o Generally based on a biblical story and performed in church without scenery or costumes, o Action depicted with the help of a narrator in a series or recitatives and arias o Ensembles- duets trios and choruses, chorus roll emphasized Review: Order of Baroque Dance Suite- paring dances of contrasting tempos and character The baroque suite is a group of dances, usually in the same key, with each piece in binary form (A-A-B-B) or ternary form (A-B-A). The standard dances in the suite are o Allemande- German, in quadruple meter at a moderate tempo o Courante- French, triple meter at a moderate tempo o Sarabande- Spanish, stately dance in triple meter, slow o Gigue- English, 6/8 or 6/4 lively, Fast o Suites some times started with an overture, introduction, and added in new dances like: Minuet ,gavotte, lively bourree, passepied, hornpipe o Tonic- Home key o Dominant- Contrasting key Bach VS Handel- careers, where they were, who they wrote for, characteristics
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