Pre-19th century overview

Pre-19th century overview - Uptoca.1800 AgeofReason...

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Up to ca. 1800
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The Enlightenment 1720-1790-- Age of Enlightenment Age of Reason Discovery of natural laws Scientific advancement Equality and freedom Age of Revolution
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18 th  Century Music Major genres: symphony, sonata,  string quartet, concerto, oratorio,  and opera Coexistence of artificial  complication (fugue) and natural  simplicity (short phrases)
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18 th  Century Music Form: how to covey the idea Melody Scale Rhythm  Harmony Key Major/minor mode
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12 Pitch Names: C D E F G A  (#:higher/ b:lower)
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First half of the  eighteenth century Complexity Mixture of polyphony and  homophony More use of instruments Use of chorus Use of fugue
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Johan Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 Born in  Germany Composer as  well as organist  at court and  church
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George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 International  career (esp.  England)
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course MUSIC 3000 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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