Flashcards in Quiz 2 Deck (41)
When was the Baroque era in music?
Why is 1600 an important indicator of the Baroque era?
Opera first showed up
Why is 1750 an important indicator of the Baroque era?
Johann Sebastian Bach died
What are the genres of music in the Baroque era?
Combined story with singing
Chamber piece written for small number of instruments
orchestra with a small group of soloists
a medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra.
a large-scale musical work for orchestra and voices, typically a narrative on a religious theme, performed without the use of costumes, scenery, or action
special oratorio telling the story of Christ's crucifixion
Where did opera originate?
What is the most important Italian opera?
L' Orfeo by Claudio Montiverdi
What is the most important British opera?
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
What are the 3 textures in music?
Monophony, homophony, polyphony
Single music line without accompaniment
Combination of 2 or more individual melody lines simultaneously
Melody with a supporting accompaniment
Who was the master of counterpoint?
Bass lines and chords of Baroque music
Double effect of clarifying harmony and making the texture more cohesive
How many movements does a typical concerto have?
What form was typically used in the first and last movements?
Music that starts and will be repeated with solecistic episodes between them
the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession.
one pitch in the melody goes with one syllable in the words.
who are the 3 most important composers during the Late Baroque period?
JS Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi
What is a common form for aria?
Aria (ABA) form, ground bass form
What is a common form for recitative?