Took Shakespeares suggestion of theatre and music together Opera Johann

Took shakespeares suggestion of theatre and music

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Took Shakespeare’s suggestion of theatre and music together, Opera Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) o The Culminator Wrote a collection of pieces in every key Only listen to the Gloria section George Frederick Handel (1685- 1759) Musical Characteristics of Baroque Period music Melody : Long phrases, elaborate , showy “Equall Temperament” invented, so music is based on conventional major/minor scales Harmony : Conventional major/minor harmony o Basso Continuo Rhythm : Relentless tempo, driving, motoric Dynamics : Terraced , Dynamic markings p and f invented Timbre : wide variety Texture : Polyphonic Forms : Vocal such as Opera/ Oratorio o Instrumental: Concerto- piece for orchestra and soloist; typically have a slow and fast movement Rhythm- Unrelenting tempo Opera vs. Oratorio
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Opera is staged, costumed, with all the elements of the theatre Oratorio is NOT staged, rarely costumed is more like a concert Basso Continuo One instrument plays the harmony part, chord Another instrument plays the bass part In combination with each other, this is Basso Continuo Classical Music 1750- 1825 Objective- logical Art progresses during this period Begin reading Chapter 3 Composers to Remember Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) o The early years o Innovated the period to follow classicism Listening Haydn, Symphony #94, the Surprise Symphony o Movements 1 and 2 Mozrt, Grand Partita o Movements 1-3 Adagio Musical Characteristics of Classical Period Music Vocab Symphony o A large musical selection composed for an orchestra; typically in FOUR movements: Fast, slow, sance, and fast Concerto o A large musical selection for soloist and orchestra; typically in THREE; fast, slow, fast Requiem o A piece typically made to celebrate a person’s life after they have passed Building Blocks of Musical Form (Chapter 5) Repetition Contrast Variation Binary form- ab Two phrases
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Ternary form- aba Three phrases Song form- AA’BA” The primes show that phrases may be extremely similar but not the same Coda- “tail” common place in al the structures that are studied o Ending to a song Rondo Form characterized by the repeated return of the main theme o ABA o ABACA o ABACABA o ABACADACABA Example: Fur Elise Theme and Variation Form Example: Twinkle Little Star Sonata- Allegro Form Has a Exposition A, Development B, Recapitulation section Seen in Mozart, Symphony no. 40 (mvt. 1) Classical period small forms based on repetition and contrast No repetition o Composed form Verse form- AAA Strophic form- Verse chorus Binary Form- AB Ternary Form- ABA Rondo Form- ABACA, etc.
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