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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
|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'.|
1. The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples
The oratorio was significant to Catholic and Protestant church life throughout Europe during the Baroque period. Find out about the oratorio's role in church, influential composers, and why it will make you want to shout 'Hallelujah!'
2. Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era
Through embellished melodies and newly established ideas of harmonic theory, the music of the Baroque era brought a new sense of musical expression. In this lesson, learn how composers of the era achieved affective music through new influence and a new style of writing.
3. Baroque Composers: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel & More
The Baroque was an exuberant musical period that lasted from 1600-1750. This lesson will introduce you to some of the Baroque's most famous composers.
4. Baroque Opera Composers: Monteverdi & Lully
The Baroque period began with the invention of opera, and composers like Monteverdi and Lully helped bring the opera genre to new heights. In this lesson, we'll explore the life and music of these two great opera composers.
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