BAROQUE ERA - WEEK 3
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Date Created: 09/11/15
Baroque Era 16001750 Western Europe Religious wars Wealthy men who patronize the arts First Opera house built 0quot How did music change in the Baroque Era O Shift to a harmonic system based on the use of major and minor scales 0 New tuning system I Based on division of octave into 12 half steps I Allowed instrumentalists to play 12 keys M I Wrote in every one of the 12 keys 0 Doctrine of Affections I Expressing emotion in a composition posed as challenge for many OOOO composers O Shift from polyphony combination of two or more simultaneous melodic lines to monody I Monody solo song with instrumental accompaniment I Developed by the Florentine Camerata a group from Florence Hence the name I They believed that music should sound like the music of the ancient Greeks I They wanted to revive Greek music 0 Example of reviving earlier music J Cole trying to revive Hip Hop 0 New system of notation called figured bass 0 Figured bass harpsichord or ute player improvised harmonies based on numerals that the composer placed below a bass line 0 One played bass line 0 Other played harmonies 0 Technical improvements 0 Virtuosic playing 0 Castratos 0 Male singers who were castrated before puberty to retain a soprano pitch in their pieces I Most male singers in 18th century were castratos 0 Cultural contact 0 Ex German composer Handel wrote Italian operas for English audiences 0 Opera 0 Large scale drama 0 Combines IPoetry 39Acting 39Singing 39Dance I Aria 0 Emotional song for solo voice With orchestral accompaniment w 0 Instrumental piece played by the orchestra before the start of the opera
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