Baroque Period 1600-1750. A time for powdered wigs, make-up, fancy clothes and furniture. Doctrine of Affections. A document that said every form of art causes us to feel a single powerful emotion as a result of seeing or hearing a work. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Text of Baroque Period 1600-1750
A time for powdered wigs, make-up, fancy clothes and furniture.
Doctrine of AffectionsA document that said every form of art causes us to feel a single powerful emotion as a result of seeing or hearing a work.This document (theory) had a profound influence on how composers and artist created during this period.The doctrine dictated a new emphasis on expressing feelings in Art.
Types of Music1. Church (Sacred) Music2. Dance Music Dance music can have several movements for each type of dance Allemande is a slow dance Gigue, pronounced jig is a fast dance
Concerto3. A concerto is a solo instrument or voice accompanied by an ensemble such as an orchestra.
Oratorio4. An oratorio is a choral work with an orchestra. It is similar to an opera but not acted out with costumes and props. Many times the lyrics are religious or an actual story from the bible.Can be many hours long.
Chamber Music5. A piece of music composed for a small ensemble, like a quartet (4), trio (3) or duet (2).
Cantata6. A cantata is a church song/hymn.
Fugue7. A fugue is a complex work, where a subject is heard, and is fought by a counter-subject. It also can be thought of as a follow the leader or a complex round.
What is Happening in the World during the Baroque Period?The first English settlement, Jamestown is established in AmericaQuebec is founded in CanadaShakespeares plays are the hot ticket in England
Baroque ComposersJohann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiGeorge Fredric HandelHenry Purcell
Johann Sebastian Bach
Very religious manWrote music and played organ for the churchHad 2 wives, and 21 childrenWrote the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Little Fugue in G minor
Antonio VivaldiWas a priest and worked for the churchA virtuoso on the violinWrote The Four Seasons string quartet
George Frederic HandelComposed the famous oratorio, The Messiah which includes the Hallelujah Chorus.Composed The Royal Fireworks Music for a fireworks display in London, England for the KingBuried in Westminster Abbey
Henry PurcellWrote lots of music for the stage.Benjamin Britten used his theme to compose the Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra
Baroque Music!Fugue in G Minor The LittleToccata and Fugue in D MinorFour Seasons (Spring/Winter)Hallelujah ChorusMusic for the Royal Fireworks (Overture Solenelle: 1812)