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Chap8MUH204LO - improvisation texture continuo and musical...

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Chapter 8 A. Overall Objectives This chapter will help you acquire familiarity with: 1. Late Baroque music as a reflection of the Baroque dualism between absolutism, extravagance, and theatricality, on one hand, and science and systematic control, on the other. 2. The three institutions that dominated music making in the late Baroque period: church, court, and opera house. 3. Typical late Baroque uses of rhythm, dynamics, tone color, orchestra, melody, virtuosity,
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Unformatted text preview: improvisation, texture, continuo, and musical form. 4. Baroque interest in depicting a wide range of human emotions, or “affects.” B. Listening Objectives After completing this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Hear how the elements of music are typically used in late Baroque music. 2. Identify basso continuo and the two types of Baroque orchestra....
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