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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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- Fall '08