MUS 215 B: Test 2
Baroque Era (Part 3)
- Vocal style established in the Baroque, with a solo singer and instrumental accompaniment
- Baroque practice consisting of an independent bass line that often includes numerals indicating
the harmony to be supplied by the performer
- Italian for "continuous bass" Also refers to performance group with a bass, chordal instrument
(harpsichord, organ), and one bass melody instrument (cello, bassoon).
- A harmonic system based on the use of major and minor scales, widely practiced from
to the late 19
- Tuning system based on the division of the octave into twelve equal half steps; the
normal system used today
Doctrine of the affections
- Baroque doctrine of the union of text and music
- a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce
drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music
- a group of humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals in
late Renaissance Florence who gathered under the patronage of Count Giovanni de' Bardi to discuss and guide
trends in the arts, especially music and drama
- Music drama that is generally sung throughout, combining the resources of vocal and instrumental
music with poetry and drama, acting and pantomime, scenery and costumes.
- (1567-1643) Italian composer of the Baroque period
-An introductory movement, as in an opera or oratorio, often presents melodies from arias to come.
Also an orchestral work for concert performance
- text of script of an opera, oratorio, cantata, or musical, written by a librettist
- Solo vocal declamation that follows the inflections of the text, often resulting in a disjunct vocal
style; found in opera, cantata, and oratorio.
- Fairly large group of singers who perform together, usually with several on each part, also a choral
movement of a large-scale work
- the author of a libretto
- Lyric song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment, generally expressing intense emotion; found
in opera, cantata, and oratorio.
Da capo aria
- Lyric song in ternary, or A-B-A, form, commonly found in operas, cantatas, and oratorios
- Short instrumental work, found in Baroque opera, to better facilitate scene changes.
- Male singer who was castrated during boyhood to preserve the soprano or alto vocal register,
prominent in seventeenth-and early eighteenth-century opera
- French serious opera of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with spectacular dance
scenes and brilliant choruses on tales of courtly love or heroic adventures; associated with J.-B. Lully.