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Voice talent scout would buy children from poor parents.Castrato- male singer who was castrated during boyhood in order to preserve the sopranoor alto register of his voice for the rest of his life.Castrati had phenomenal vocal technique. After years of training, they had an incrediblyagile voice of enormous range, powered by breath control unrivaled by most singerstoday, and with the brilliance of the female upper register.Farinelli (Carlo Broschi)One of the greatest castrati.Alessandro Moreschi was born in the mid 1800s. He died near the beginning of the 20thcentury. He was the last castrato who lived.George Frideric Handel(1685-1759) GermanOratorioEnglish text- appealed to middle class, who did not feel at home with aristocraticentertainment of opera in Italian.Cheaper than operaConcert version of opera-not staged. No costumes, scenerySolos, chorus, orchestraLibretto- Sacred or serious subject. The text or words of an opera or similarextended musical composition.Handel wrote 25 oratorios and 40 operas!Messiah (tremendous unusual appeal to people) (Deals with topics in all religions)Handel’s most famous oratorio.Written in 1741 (took him 23 days to write it!)
Premiered in Dublin, Ireland)King George II was in the audience (King of England)2.5 hours long, 3 parts, 53 movements (individual compositions)“Messiah fed the hungry, clothed the naked, fostered the orphan)Selection From MessiahAria- Solo emotional expression; display of virtuosity- skills, coloratura, ornamentation,improvisation. The focus is on the music.Recitative- Sung speech, fluctuation of the text, the words are more important, moves theplot along. Has a lot of text. No mellisma. A bunch of different notes. The focus is on thewords.Chorus- represents “people” commenting on the action, it’s not the individual expression,but that of the masses.Overture- Orchestral introduction to an opera, oratorio, or another large work. Before abig action. Sets you in the mood. Prepares you for what’s coming up. Always orchestral.Holding a note for a long time, while the harmony is moving in different pitches/notes.That causes dissonance.Pedal Point- Long, sustaining notePedal Point => Harmony => Dissonance => Tension => ResolutionFormsBinary- two part form. ABTernary- three part form. ABATerraced Dynamics- Sudden dynamic changeSequence- Repeated musical (melodic) patterns, which starts on different pitches. (Canascend and descend)Instrumental Music of the BaroqueHarpsichord and organ were the primary keyboard instruments of the BaroqueEra.Every orchestra had a keyboard instrument, which was used to provide harmony(chords) and beat. It was called basso continuo- continuing bass line. Keyboardsor low string instruments would keep it.Generally, a keyboard player would conduct from the keyboard.

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