Lecture 10 - Intro to Western Music Monday, Sept. 24 Early...

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Intro to Western Music Monday, Sept. 24 Early Baroque Opera Chant and organ concert Oct 1 at 7:30pm @ St Austin Catholic Church – 2026 Guadalupe St (across from Dobie Mall) Baroque Era (1600-1750) o Scientific revolution – Kepler, Galileo, Sir Francis Bacon (developed scientific method) o Religious wars – esp. early 17 th century, reformation touched off wars across Europe o Strong authority of state or monarchy (Louis XIV, absolute monarchs) o Capitalism (Britain, Netherlands, northern Italy) Rise of democracies – Netherlands breaks away from Monarchy o Colonies – Americas, Africa o Patronage from church, court or city o Dramatic focus in arts – capturing impassioned emotions o Started in Italy Baroque Characteristics (1600-1750) o Clear meter, regular, insistent rhythms o Basso continuo = bass line played by an instrument (ex. Organ, harpsichord) with improvised harmony Single bass line written by composer, bass player improves a harmony that goes along with it – on chorded instruments
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Lecture 10 - Intro to Western Music Monday, Sept. 24 Early...

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