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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