Early Baroque Notes

Early Baroque Notes - 2/13/10 Three Periods Middle Ages...

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2/13/10 1 Three Periods • Middle Ages (450 – 1500 A.D.) What Matters? (Eternity!) Spirituality, Worship, Prayer • Renaissance (1350 – 1600 A.D.) What Matters? (Humanity!) Beauty, Balance, Control, Moderation • Baroque (1600 – 1750 A.D.) What Matters? (Expression!) Extravagance tamed by Rationality Baroque Music Part I Early Baroque (ca. 1600-1700) Features of the Late Baroque (1700-1750) Introduction to Baroque Instrumental Music © 2009 B.A.M. Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Venice www.reigate.ac.uk/subwebs/subweb_art/venice/venice11.htm St. Mark’s Cathedral
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2/13/10 2 Giovanni Gabrieli (1552-1612) Gabrieli, Motet: “O Magnum Mysterium” Text on p. 98 What kind of tone color(s) do you hear? (Voices? Instruments?) Ensemble or solo? Are the rhythm and meter clear? Renaissance Baroque Voices ideal, instruments inferior Voices used in ensembles a cappella Natural, simple musical lines Irregular, Foating rhythms Modal harmony Music for church and court Text declamation and word painting Gabrieli is transitional
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2/13/10 3 Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) www.probertencyclopaedia.com/V1B.HTM Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Maestro di capella (head composer) at the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Italy
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course MUSIC 100 taught by Professor Bartonmoreau during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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Early Baroque Notes - 2/13/10 Three Periods Middle Ages...

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