Flashcards in Reading: Vocal Music Deck (9)
In the Baroque period, musical devices corresponded to ___.
Vocal virtuosity including fast, brilliant runs, scales, high notes, vocal cadenzas, etc. for its own sake.
What are the two important factors for all Baroque sacred music genres?
- Participation of the choir.
- Strong tendency to borrow from secular vocal music (opera).
List the Baroque sacred music genres:
Oratorio and passion, cantata, Mass, and motet.
Long semi-dramatic piece on a religious subject for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.
Oratorio substituted for operas in ___.
A composition in several movements for solo voice(s), instruments, and perhaps also chorus. Depending on the text, cantatas are categories as secular or church cantatas.
German for hymn; also used for a four-part harmonization of a Lutheran hymn, such as Bach composed in his Cantata No. 4 and other works.