Ch 12: The Baroque Era in Music

About This Chapter

With these short, engaging video lessons, you'll learn all about famous composers and music styles of the Baroque era, and why this period of music is so important.

The Baroque Era in Music - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The Baroque era in music is often described as ornate and intense. Music from this period often features emotions expressed through repeating melodies and quick changes in volume, pace and other aspects. Music from the Baroque period is also often distinguished by the use of organs and harpsichords to play harmonies. From this period came some intense and well-known composers, such as Bach and Handel. Our instructor will lead you through lessons covering all these topics. Lessons will also cover things like:

  • Oratorio compositions
  • Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi
  • Ornate and decorative music styles
  • Baroque opera and its composers

Video Objective
The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples Examine type of oratorio compositions.
Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era Learn more about the Baroque style of fancy and decorated music.
Baroque Composers: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel & More Discover baroque composers, such as Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel and Handel.
Baroque Opera Composers: Monteverdi & Lully Take a look at these two composers and learn about basso continuo and 'L'Orfeo'.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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