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Baroque Vocal Music I The Early Baroque: Style Features 1. Regular Meter - use of bar lines 2. Texture - homophony and polyphony - distinctive feature: basso continuo —the set of chords continuously underlying the melody in a piece of Baroque music 3. Functional Harmony - use of major and minor modes - chords organized in a “logical” manner Baroque Opera - new genre - reaction against madrigal features - Florentine camerata - development of the genre in Florence (court) and Venice (public) - defining characteristics of the genre: - narrative - characters sing - staging - recitative
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Unformatted text preview: —musically heightened speech - aria —extended piece for solo singer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)- bio.: - The Coronation of Poppea (1642) - synopsis: - excerpt from Act 1 - pay attention to use of recitative / aria / arioso (a short aria-like fragment) - performing forces: Henry Purcell (1659-1695) - bio.: - Dido and Aeneas (1689) - synopsis: - excerpt from Act III - pay attention to the use of recitative and aria - ground bass —bass instruments play a single melodic figure repeatedly, this figure generates a set of repeated chords (played by the continuo instruments)...
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