Baroque - Part IV The Baroque Period 1600-1750 The Baroque...

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Part IV The Baroque Period 1600-1750
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The Baroque Period Time-line: Shakespeare: Hamlet -1600 Jamestown founded-1607 Galileo: Earth orbits Sun-1610 Newton: Principia Mathematica -1687 Witchcraft trials in Salem, Mass.-1692 Defoe: Robinson Crusoe -1719 Swift: Gulliver’s Travels -1726
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The Baroque Style Time of flamboyant lifestyle Baroque style “fills the space” Visual Art Implies motion Busy Architecture Elaborate Change in approach to science Experiment-based, not just observation Inventions and improvements result
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Baroque Music Period begins with rise of Opera Opera: a play with speaking parts sung Period ends with death of J. S. Bach Other important composers: Claudio Monteverdi Henry Purcel Arcangelo Corelli Antonio Vivaldi
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Unity of Mood Characteristics of Baroque Music Expresses one mood per piece Rhythm Rhythmic patterns are repeated throughout Melody Dynamics Opening melody heard again and again Volumes constant with abrupt changes (Terraced Dynamics)
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Texture Characteristics of Baroque Music Late Baroque mostly polyphonic Words and Music Text painting/word painting continues
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Based on violin family of instruments The Baroque Orchestra Small by modern standards Composers specified instrumentation
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Instrumental music frequently made up of movements Baroque Forms Movement: —a piece complete in itself —also part of a larger whole Performed with pause between movements Unity of mood within individual movements Movements often contrast with each other
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course MUSI 1300 taught by Professor Espinosa during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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Baroque - Part IV The Baroque Period 1600-1750 The Baroque...

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