2_28 Notes.docx - Class Notes De copo aria A B A^1 o A Major Text setting largely neumatic o B New text new melody Minor(for both arias o A^1 Major Tick

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2/28/2019 Class Notes De copo aria A B A^1 o A: Major Text setting: largely neumatic o B: New text, new melody Minor (for both arias) o A^1: Major Tick mark means ornamentation (normally in vocal line) – more melismas, expanding the range Instruments below remain the same Handel: Born 1685 Handel wrote a lot of secular music, but Bach was primarily a church musician Handel – worked for aristocratic families earlier on, then opera companies (their patrons were aristocrats, wealthy merchants); but oratorios are sacred works (church + aristocratic families wanting music for lent) o 1720s – Colonialism, emergence of joint stock companies – structure of patronage has changed Bach: 1685 - 1750 Church musician: kapellmeister o Well-known as keyboard musician: piano (not quite invented as we see it today), harpsichord, organ Wrote many fugues, working in Lutheran tradition (well known for chorale music) o Fugues – keyboard only, not meant to be sung Chorale tunes o
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  • Fall '11
  • DICASTRI
  • Music, Baroque music, Musical instrument,  Handel

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