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Music 125 Week 4

by: Bryce Buser

Music 125 Week 4

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These are the lecture notes for Monday and Wednesday of Week 4. All are original notes I took myself during class. The notes are short this week, and correspond in readings and the Baroque Period...
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Date Created: 04/23/14
Music 125 M W 12120pm CRN 36881 Week 41 Lecture Notes Corresponding Readings Text p 104146 Monday April 21 2014 History InClass Listening Dido s Lament from the Opera Dido and Aeneas Composer Henry Purcell Early example of Baroque Opera Very sad Dido is in the process of dying Uses music lyrics to emphasize the sadness Text Painting Please remember me distant like a memory Music swells at the end the final sighs of life Florentine Comerato People with money had a meeting in Florence Meeting to talk about art music and the virtues that wereweren t happening There wasn t enough being done to sell music emotionally Take something musical and put it in a dramatic backdrop plays Birth of Opera Know Artistic humcmists in Florence to talk about the Baroque Aesthetic Opera changes and ows with the time periods Opera Dramatic Production Story told with the use of music Singers Actors Orchestra Costume and Backdrops Lowtech movies of the time Moments in Opera Recitative involves music and singing not very memorable as text is the priority Aria tuneful what you expect from a typical song It is melodic and cohabitates with text It is the music that is stuck in your head after a show Monody A song sung with simple music accompaniment that won t get in the way Usually homophonic in texture Homophony isn t always monody monody needs a singer Ground Bass Repeating bass line lots in the Baroque Period Operas didn t have much in resources Composers had to get crafty wrote bass an chords and the musicians did what they could Basso Continuo People who played Figured Bass Continuous bass Monody Bass note and numbers for different registers Texture Homophonic No relationship with other textures Ex mono poly textures are opposites Has to do with lyrics and accompaniment ex singers and the occasional strum of a guitar Melody doesn t have to be a singer Music 125 M W 12120pm CRN 36881 Week 41 Lecture Notes Corresponding Readings Text p 104146 Wednesday April 23 2014 Snare Drum Presentation History Movement Section A symphony has four movements Cantata Bases for Hymns Sacred Biblical Voices Choir Solo Multimovement Work Recitative and Arias In Class Listening Cantata No 140 Wachet auf Sleepers Awake Composer Johann Sebastian Bach Ritornello A section of music usually orchestral that returns over and over Form Bar Form A A B Common in German music Second A musically the same and text is different could be a lowercase a Oratorio Concert Setting Sacred Biblical Voices Choir Solo Multimovement Work Recitative and Arias Orchestra In Class Listening Messiah No 18 Rejoice Greatly No 44 Chorus Hallelujah Composer George Frederick Handel de capo aria ABA A based on A but has some new material


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