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Write a paragraph analyzing examples of how famous composers and their music reflected the history of the Age of Reason and transcended that era. Consider the works and themes of Bach, Handel, and Mozart.

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Composers and musicians developed new forms of music that reflected the order and structure of the Age of Reason. These forms have transcended time, remaining popular today. Bach wrote religious works and utilized the counterpoint technique, weaving two or more melodies together, mastering the dichotomy of the religious and secular movements of the time. Handel, the German-born composer, wrote music for both the common people and royalty. His Messiah reflects the universal themes of celebration and joy. Mozart's operas highlighted the criticisms of class conflict and the Enlightenment's exposure of societal hypocrisy and lies.

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