About Baroque Instrumental Music

About Baroque Instrumental Music - Lesson 7 About Baroque...

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Lesson 7 About Baroque Instrumental Music More instrumental music in Baroque era than in Renaissance Vocal music still considered superior o Instrumental music on the rise o 19 th century is when instrumental music surpasses vocal music in prestige Major/minor tonality helped instrumental music gain its foothold o Gives un-texted musician intelligibility that it lacked in modal music of the Renaissance. Dance Music King Louis XIV of France was a dancer and big fan of dancing Composers in France included dance music in operas to please the king Stylized dances (Kamien p.128) o Instrumental music inspired by dance music, but meant only for listening, not dancing o “Suite”: collection of several stylized dances (Kamien 128) Usually 4 to 7 dances, sometimes more or less Each dance has distinct characteristics of tempo, meter, and rhythmic gesture Unified because all pieces are in the same key Each dance is in Binary Form (Kamien 55-56) Contents of a Baroque Suite
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2010 for the course MUS 300 taught by Professor Kennedy during the Spring '10 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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