Baroque Era 1600-1750. What does “baroque” mean? The literal meaning is bizarre, flamboyant, and...
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Baroque Era1600-1750What does baroque mean?The literal meaning is bizarre, flamboyant, and elaborately ornamental
Characteristics of Baroque MusicUnity of Mood- the mood of the song stays the same throughout the songMelody- decorative and difficult to rememberRhythm- same pattern repeated throughout the song
Characteristics of Baroque MusicTexture- polyphonic; 2 or more melodies played at the same timeTerraced Dynamics- no gradual change from loud to soft or vice versa
Characteristics of Baroque MusicWords and Music- the words illustrate the meaning of the musicFigured Bass- use of numbers below bass clef notes in piano music
Day 22 Composer Giants of Baroque MusicGeorge Frederick Handel
Johann Sebastian BachDied in 1750
Baroque Orchestra10-30 players
StringsViolinViolaCelloString BassHarpsichordBaroque Orchestra continuedWoodwindsFluteOboeBassoonRecorderBrassTrumpetFrench HornTrombonePercussionTimpaniDay 3OperaBegan in Italy around 1600LibrettoText the opera is set to; composer adds music1-5 acts subdivided into scenes, like playsOpen with OvertureIntroductions to acts are called preludesOpera continuedRecitativeWords are sung quickly and clearly on repeated tones to imitate how words are spokenAriaMain attraction; song for solo voice with orchestra accompanimentTopics of operaTaken from Greek mythology or ancient historyhttp://youtu.be/7qHZkkgowdYYour AssignmentWrite a libretto (words for your opera)Worth 10 pointsYou need AT LEAST:1 Act (Day of the week)3 Scenes total on your sheet of paper (places where your conversations happen)5 lines of conversation per scene3 words per line of conversationUse conversations that have actually taken place