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Lecture 6: The Early Baroque I. The Baroque Era i. General History and info. Monarchies and centralized governments Increased trade and mercantilism Tension between Catholics and Protestants Shift in aesthetics due to: o Counter-reformation o Aristocracy CONTINUATION OF SIMILAR DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE RENAISSANCE 1. Baroque Music “Baroque” derives from Portuguese barroco : “a rough or distorted pearl” Style seen by some as being grotesque, irregular, and overly embellished Characterized by religious wars between Catholics and Protestants TOTALLY over the top for its time: The Lady Gaga of historical periods 2. Music in the Baroque Era An important historical moment for music—“The Common Practice Era” Introduction of tonality Rise of the homophonic texture o Melody plus non-melodic accompaniment Greater use of musical instruments More complex harmony; more dissonance Sometimes characterized as the age of basso continuo Basso Continuo: The signature sound of the Baroque!!! An instrumental pairing of at least one chordal instrument and
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2011 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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