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Baroque (1600-1750). Rise of Instrumental Music Tonality - harmony is regularized, sounds more modern Chords move in regular patterns Vigorous (Motoric) Rhythm. Announcement. New web page www.colorado.edu/music/courses/emus1832004. Monody. a homophonic musical texture - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Baroque (1600-1750)Rise of Instrumental MusicTonality - harmony is regularized, sounds more modernChords move in regular patternsVigorous (Motoric) Rhythm

  • AnnouncementNew web pagewww.colorado.edu/music/courses/emus1832004

  • Monody a homophonic musical textureone singer with instrumental accompaniment

  • Figured bass

    bass instrument + chording instrument (reads numbers written at bottom-harmonic blueprint)

  • Doctrine of the AffectionsThe idea that music expresses specific emotions and arouses these emotions in the listener.Certain types of music were used to expresses certain types of emotion

  • Baroque OperaPhilosophical backgroundThe CamerataSought Recreate the style of Greek Dramadrama sung throughoutINVENTION of Operastile rappresentativoled to speechlike style of singing

  • Types of music in Operarecitative - derivative of monodydisjunct vocal stylespeech likeused for places where ACTION occursaria - formal numberlyrical styleorganized formally action stops- emotional REaction

  • Singing Baroque OperaRise of virtuoso singingCastrato singersPower of male voice with range of female voiceDied out in opera by 1830 by continued in church music until late 1800sRecording The Last Castrato made in 1904

  • Dido and AeneasListening guide 15 (not 14, as on the syllabus)By PurcellBased on Virgils AeneidTragic story of fate- Aeneas must leave Dido to found Rome- she commits suicide

  • Didos LamentAffect -- a Lament (dissonances used for expressive means)Recitative - Thy hand -expressiveAria- formal, organized and tuneful sectionground bass repeating bass line-typical for lament

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)19 children- 2 wivesheld positions in Weimar- court organist and chamberCthen- chamber musicLeipzig- extensive church dutiescycles of cantatas for the entire church year (200 extant)

  • Lutheran Cantatas Liturgical music for protestant serviceBachs works are multimovement (5-8) with arias, recitatives and chorusessome based on a single tune that appears throughout the movements

  • A Mighty FortressChoral tune A Mighty Fortress Created in the time of the Reformation, by Martin Luther himselfhymn tune- in German rather than Latinoriginally sung monophonically- then in homophonic settingspermeates the entire cantata by Bach

  • Cantata: A Mighty FortressFirst part: choral fugueFugue: a type of imitation (very systematic and formal way of writing music)Fugue theme (called subject) is based on chorale tune

  • Cantata: A Mighty FortressSecond movementDuet for soprano and bassAlso derived from chorale tune

  • Cantata: A Mighty Fortress Das wort, sie sollen (#8)Homophonic settingBach harmonized the original tune in 4-partsHis son Wilhelm added the timpani and trumpets for grandeur

    Exams - based on material from Introduction,Study Guides,

    the 2 midterms are not cumulative, but the final covers material from the entire course.

    Tests are on computer sheets: matching. true false. -- terms and definitions, associations of the composers with periods or movements.

    I have schedulled reviews during the course

    Quizzes- are similar to the tests, they serveas a check-up on your progress.

    Exams - based on material from Introduction,Study Guides,

    the 2 midterms are not cumulative, but the final covers material from the entire course.

    Tests are on computer sheets: matching. true false. -- terms and definitions, associations of the composers with periods or movements.

    I have schedulled reviews during the course

    Quizzes- are similar to the tests, they serveas a check-up on your progress.

    Exams - based on material from Introduction,Study Guides,

    the 2 midterms are not cumulative, but the final covers material from the entire course.

    Tests are on computer sheets: matching. true false. -- terms and definitions, associations of the composers with periods or movements.

    I have schedulled reviews during the course

    Quizzes- are similar to the tests, they serveas a check-up on your progress.

    Exams - based on material from Introduction,Study Guides,

    the 2 midterms are not cumulative, but the final covers material from the entire course.

    Tests are on computer sheets: matching. true false. -- terms and definitions, associations of the composers with periods or movements.

    I have schedulled reviews during the course

    Quizzes- are similar to the tests, they serveas a check-up on your progress.