music baroque quiz

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the baroke period spanned from

1600- 1750

early baroque being from

1600- 1700

cantata

a very short unstaged opera written for instruments and one or two voices in a single scene or situation

oratoria

large scale work like an opera, but non-staged and based on a sacred story

recitative

music designed to imitate closely as possile the freedom and expressiveness of speech

orfeo

the first opera in the history of western music composed by monteverdi

henry purcell

early baroque composer, famous works was dido and aneas

solo sonata

performed by basso continuo and one virtuoso performer

bachs

_____ music wasnt as popular as vivaldis during the time he lived, he music was much more busy and harder on the ear

da capo form

means from the beginning, its musical letter form is ABA

castrati

a mature male singer that maintained a high immature boys voice, most bamous was farinelli

passion

a musical setting on the gospel stories of the death and resurrection of christ

bach

wrote 2 passions based on the gospels of st john and st matthew

fugue

a carefully worked out poluphonic piece of music using a theme subject or motive that occurs in all voices

ritornello

something that returns

program music

music that tells a story

aria

a vocal virtuoso lyrical piece of music

henry purcell

perhaps the most manous and talented english composer of the early baroque period

versailles

built my louis XIV in the 1600s, most impressive and famous building of the baroque period

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