What is Baroque Music? - Definition, History, Characteristics & Composers

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Which span of years encompasses Baroque music?

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1. The term 'Baroque' comes from which word in Portuguese?

2. Who wrote Messiah?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Baroque music arose from the Renaissance period, a time that inspired the creation of opera and predated the birth of Classical music, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this musical genre. Some things you'll be assessed on include the dates and composers of the Baroque period in music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Etymology of the term 'Baroque'
  • Era of Baroque music
  • Notable contributions of Baroque composers Monteverdi, Bach, and Handel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review and interpret information regarding Baroque music
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained to identify the composer of Messiah

Additional Learning

To learn more about music history, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Baroque Music? - Definition, History, Characteristics & Composers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize Renaissance innovations and religious influences that inspired the birth of Baroque music
  • Identify key and unique characteristics of Baroque music
  • Name three famous composers from the Baroque period and describe their contributions
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