Music 121 week 5 notes
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kate Steiner on Wednesday February 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Mus 121 at a university taught by Benjamin Crofut in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 67 views.
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Date Created: 02/17/16
21716 Baroque Music 16001750 Characteristics of Baroque Music 0 Contrasts and clarity to develop a unified and rich emotion 0 Textures primarily homophonic and polyphonic 0 Tonality major and minor scales 0 Measured rhythm 0 Instrumental music equalingsurpassing vocal music in popularity JS Bach 16851750 0 Genius Composer renowned keyboardist Grandfather of westernart music 0 Fortspinnung Spinning Out the organic development of his music around the first few notes played 0 Devout Lutheran turned Martin Luther s simple chorale melodies into complex compositions I was obliged to be industrious Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well Toccata and Fugue 0 A toccata keyboard piece is characterized by many scale passages rapid runs and trills and massive chords 0 A fugue is characterized by its form containing 0 An initial monophonic melodic subject 0 Imitation of the subject with a simultaneous countersubject in the preceding voice 0 The portion from the beginning until all voices have presented the subject is called an exposition 0 After the exposition comes a series of episodes explorations of the original melodic idea The Suite 0 A multimovement typically 6 movement work in which each movement references a traditional European dance Prelude WarmUp improvisation for the orchestra Allemande Germanic heavy duple meter small detailed motions Courante French owing triple meter skippingsweeping motions Sarabande Spanish pensive triple meter nuanced and individualistic Menuet III French dancing triple meter hops and circles Gigue IrishEnglish fast duple meter prancing and twirls d QMPPP
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