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Baroque Music

Baroque Music History

TermDefinition
cantata medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment
concerto a piece of music written for a soloist with accompaniment
opera an innovative musical work of drama plus music
fugue a fanciful, free-form composition for organ
ornamentation Baroque element seen in music, art, architecture, and fashion
Composer who changed the concerto to give the solo instrument a more prominent, virtuoso role Vivaldi
Composer who was arrogant, sometimes rude, and liked to brag about his work Handel
Composer who wrote "The Messiah" and "The Hallelujah Chorus" Handel
Composer who worked at a girls orphanage in Italy called the Conservatory of the Pieta Vivaldi
composer who was nicknamed "The Red Priest" Vivaldi
composer who wrote "The Four Seasons" Vivaldi
composer who was the master of the oratorio Handel
composer known for using polyphony and inventiveness in his famous fugues Bach
composer who wrote over 1000 musical pieces, but mostly composed religious music Bach
composer who wrote the Brandenburg Concertos Bach
composer with 20 children Bach
composer who wrote music for the king and queen of England Handel
composer who worked at Westminster Abbey as a composer and organist Purcell
composers who were buried in Westminster Abbey in London Handel & Purcell
Country where Bach & Handel were born Germany
Country where Purcell was born England
composer who was known for his concertos Vivaldi
composer who invented opera Monteverdi
composers began writing these items in their music in the Baroque period dynamics & tempo markings
Baroque polyphony was different from Renaissance polyphony in this way Baroque was more elaborate & ornamented
composer who was a child prodigy Monteverdi
Characteristics of Baroque music unity of mood, continuity of rhythm, repeated use of a melody throughout a song, terraced dynamics, polyphonic texture
terraced dynamics adding groups of instruments in order to achieve additional volume or taking instruments away in order to achieve a quieter volume
continuity of rhythm rhythmic patterns heard throughout a piece of music
unity of mood having the same mood or feeling throughout a song
churches whose power influenced musicians of the Baroque era Catholic, Lutheran, & Anglican churches
Created by: Rebekah_Hinton