oct12 - MUSI1001A DR. JOHN HIGNEY KYLE BUELL OCTOBER 12,...

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KYLE BUELL OCTOBER 12, 2010 THE BAROQUE AESTHETIC - Massive scale and grandiose themes - details - Vigorous8u z„“ energy - (affect), to the point of exaggerationM&&& and distortionM&&& - The one musical element that remained constant throughout the Baroque era - Purpose: to establish a strong bass and ensure that the chord structure holds tight - Definition: a small ensemble of at least two instrumentalists who provide a foundation for the melody or melodies above o One musician (harpsichord, organ, or a large lute) plays the chord progressions o Another sustaining instrument (cello, viola da gamba, bassoon) plays the bass line, which doubles the lowest note played the keyboard MELODY - Less stepwise movement that in Renaissance melodies - Large leaps, wider range, and chromaticism reflect influence of virtuosic solo singing - Melodic patterns idiomatic to particular musical instruments emerge
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