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instrument for the home. 2. The most widely cultivated genre of chamber music was the sonata: a movement in several sections or movements that contrasted in tempo and texture. There were two types: a. Sonata da camera (chamber sontana): a group of stylized dance pieces b. Sontana de chiesa (church sontana): Movements more serious in tone consisting of four movements all-together arranged in a slow-fast-slow-fast a. Italian composer Areangelo Corelli established the trio sontata: written in three parts (two melody lines and a continued bass line) but required four players to perform. This was the favorite genre of intrumental chamber music in the Baroque Period b. Sontatas were also written for solo unaccompanied instruemnts. Italian composers Dominico Scarlatti was the most prominent keyboard sonata composer. c. J.S. Bach cpmposed many keyboard pieces including d. Chorale preludes: short organ works elaborating on chorale melodies e. Fugues: a compostition in which a single throne pervades the entire fabric, entering in one voice (or instrument line) and then
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another. It;s based on the princliple of immitation f. J.S. Bach Well- Tempered Clavier is his most famous collection of preludes and fugues.
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