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Flashcards - The Baroque Period in Music

Flashcards - The Baroque Period in Music
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oratorio
An oratorio is a large musical composition for orchestra, choir, and soloists
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subject

In a fugue, the subject is stated by one voice and is continually introduced voice by voice.

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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
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harpsichord
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard
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counterpoint
In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically interdependent yet independent in rhythm and contour
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counterpoint
In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically interdependent yet independent in rhythm and contour
harpsichord
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard
Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
subject

In a fugue, the subject is stated by one voice and is continually introduced voice by voice.

oratorio
An oratorio is a large musical composition for orchestra, choir, and soloists
ornamentation
In music, ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody , but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel was a German, later British baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period
chorale prelude
In music, a chorale prelude is a short liturgical composition for organ using a chorale tune as its basis
minor

Minor (and major) are the harmonic basis in music frequently used to express mood.

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