Baroque+Vocal+Music+II - differences from a “typical”...

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Baroque Vocal Music II Sacred / Religious Genres Two general tendencies 1. Use of the choir 2. Borrowing from secular genres (i.e. opera) Oratorio - borrows heavily from operatic practices - narrative based on religious subject - use of recitatives and arias - NOT staged - heavy use of the chorus - substitute for opera during the Lenten season (esp. in England) George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) - bio.: - Messiah (1742) - narrative:
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Unformatted text preview: - differences from a “typical” oratorio - Recitative, “There were Shepherds” - differences between secco and accompanied recitative - Chorus, “Glory to God” - Hallelujah Chorus Church Cantata - function within a church service: - use of chorale tunes (Lutheran hymns) - ways of presenting the tune in various movements - importance of chorus Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - bio.: - “Christ lag in Todesbanden”...
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