Baroque Music - • Traveled to Italy • 1710 received...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/31/11 Baroque Music Drama and Structure
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3/31/11 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Born in Germany to a musical family Court musician in Weimar (1703-1717) Devout Lutheran Later years as church music director in Leipzig Married twice; had 20 children (only 10 survived to adulthood) Organist Harpsichord too Composer Concertos Fugues Choral works Bach in 1748
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3/31/11 Concerto A musical work in which one solo instrument (or small group of instruments) is accompanied by an orchestra If a small group of instruments is used, the form is known as concerto grosso Polyphonic and elaborate Typically consist of 3 (or 4)
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3/31/11 Georg Friederic Handel (1685-1759) German born Exact same year as Bach
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Unformatted text preview: • Traveled to Italy • 1710, received post of music chapel master to George of Hanover, later George I of England • Learned 4 languages • Renowned for composing: 1733 portrait of Handel 3/31/11 Oratorio • Large musical composition for orchestra, chorus and soloists • Does NOT include costumes, acting, etc – concert rather than drama • Serious, not lighthearted • Form includes: – Chorales – Arias – Recitatives • Subjects commonly include: 3/31/11 (The) Messiah (1741) • Used the King James Bible text • Originally performed in Lent (rather than Advent) • Written in 24 days • English not composer’s native language • Composed of 3 parts – Christ’s birth –...
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