10. Classical Time Period - Classical Music Period...

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Classical Music Period 1750-1820
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The New Style. While it naturally drew on the best of past practice, Classicism embraced a fundamental shift in the way composers thought about music textures melody rhythm harmony form even the performers themselves. It is a music of studied logic, in keeping with Enlightenment ideals.
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Texture Classical composers preferred to write in homophonic textures . Composers of homophony write a melodic phrase, add a bass line to it, then "fill in" the appropriate inner parts. Classical texture is decidedly less busy than Baroque texture as in a chorus from Handel's Messiah.
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MELODY Nowhere is the difference in the Baroque and Classical styles clearer than in the shape and content of their melodies. A Classical melody tends to yearn for balance and symmetry like everything else in the style. In addition, the tunes are shorter and more compact.
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HARMONY The Classical decades saw popular new chord treatments emerge, notably chords embellished with extra sharps and flats .
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