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Baroque Era Music In Baroque EraAlthough homophonic music was becoming increasingly popular during this time in music history, new forms of polyphonic music were also developing simultaneously. Similar to composers during the Renaissance, composers during this period felt that the art of counterpoint was essential to their artistry. Two extremely strict forms of imitative polyphony, cannons and fugues were very popular at the time of the Baroque era. Music continued..To prove their very expertise, composers were sometimes expected to improvise complex fugues at a moment's notice. Imitative polyphony (more than one line of music) still was an extremely important factor in writing and playing music, while the homophonic method (a musical technique that displays a vast separation amongst the melody line and the accompaniment) was gaining acceptance and use quite rapidly. This homophonic style eventually became dominant in instrumental forms of music as well.

Examples of InstrumentsA sonata is an instrument al work for a solo instrument performing alone or with accompaniment, in three contrasting movements, such as fast-slow or loud-soft-loud. Other new musical forms included cantatas and oratorios, multi-movement vocal works with instrumental accompaniment. Oratorios were more likely to be sacred, and were frequently based on verses from the Bible. Cantatas could be sacred or secular. examples of the instruments

Famous Composers of baroque eraBuonarroti, MichelangeloBorn on March 6, 1475Family background as child and adult (Today, Caprese is known as Caprese Michelangelo). His family had been small-scale bankers in Florence, but his father, failed to maintain the bank's financial status, and held occasional government positions. the family returned to Florence, where Michelangelo was raised. Michelangelo continued..Michelangelo lived with a stonecutter and his wife and family in the town of Settignano Michelangelo arrived in Rome 25 June 1496 at the age of 21. He began work on a commission for Cardinal Raffaele Riario, an over-life-size statue of the Roman wine god, Bacchus.

Composers continued..Johann Sebastian BachHe was born on March 21st l685 to the court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach, Johann Ambrosius. His sister and brother died when he was young. His mother died when he was nine, his father died nine months later.

BachHe had a soprano voice that earned him a spot in the choir of the wealthy Michaelis monastery at Lneburg. After he lost his soprano voice, he started playing the violin for an orchestra, and a harpsichord for choir rehearsals.

Baroque ArtistsRembrandt He was born in 1606, the 9th child of a miller and a bakers daughter. He was especially well known for his portrait work and religious pieces.

ArchitectureBaroque architecture began in Italy when renaissance architects became bored with the simple symmetry of the buildings so in the 1600s they began baroque architecture which also means odd

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