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Week 3 Notes - Music 121

by: Kennedy Patterson

Week 3 Notes - Music 121 MUS121

Kennedy Patterson
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MUS 121 – 005 Introduction to Listening
Allison Kelsey

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Week 3 Notes: 1/22/15 Music 121 Very detailed notes; highlighted/color coded for easy studying
MUS 121 – 005 Introduction to Listening
Allison Kelsey
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kennedy Patterson on Monday January 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUS121 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Allison Kelsey in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 174 views. For similar materials see MUS 121 – 005 Introduction to Listening in Music at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 01/26/15
Music 121 12215 Week 3 Baroque Era 16001750 0 emotion Caravaggio The Taking of Christquot 1601 Bernini c 1620 Sculpture of David 0 Emotion on face more action amp decoration o The earth revolved around the sun Newton s Law of Gravity Galileo s astronomical discoveries o 1598 guaranteed some religions freedoms to Protestants while confirming Catholicism as the state religion in France 0 16181648 reduced the population of some parts of Germany by more than half 0 16421649 Parliament defeated the King which led to the Presbyterian church replacing the Church of England as the official state religion o Allowed individuals to invest their own money in businesses designed to turn a profit 0 led to the building of public opera houses increased demand for published music musical instruments and musical lessons from the upper and middle classes 0 Most musicians were employed and supported by either the royal court the church or city 0 Patrons competed for the best and most well known musicians as a way to flaunt their own prestige o Composers sought to arouse the affections emotions such as sadness joy anger love fear excitement or wonder Composers used compositional effects such as dissonance to highlight text in the music The music mirrored the meaning of the text Music 121 12215 Week 3 0 Regular steady meter and rhythm stays the same tempo and then goes never stops 0 Music became highly ornamented andor embellished Performers were not bound by the notes on the page but could add embellishments as thought fit Composers frequently added cadenzas elaborated passages embellishing important parts of the music show off what performer can do 0 Could be either sacred or secular Included soloists basso continuo or chamber orchestra and sometimes a small chorus o Contained recitative similar to normal speech pattern more about the rhythm of the spoken word aria most embellished of the styles of singing opera and arioso right in the middle of the other 2 not as elaborate as aria Cantatas were performed without costumes staging or props Were relatively short usually 2030 munities Were usually written in the vernacular so they could be easily understood 0 Sacred cantatas were associated with specific feat days of the church year


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