Baroque Music :
Characteristics of a Baroque MusicTypes and forms of Baroque Composition BAROQUE VOCAL MUSIC
BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
FAMOUS BAROQUE MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERSJohann Sebastian Bach-German composer who worked as an organist and composer.-known for the remarkable use of counterpoint,a technique in which two or more melodies are combined.
George Frederic Handel-a German composer who wrote music for the church and for royal celebrations.-the king enjoyed his one-hour piece and ordered it to be played three times.
Claudio Monteverdi-Italian composer,establised opera as a serious musical form.-composed operas for the first public opera house,which opened in Venice on 1637.
Alessandro Scarlatti-italian composer,was among the foremost opera composers on the 18th century.-credited with popularazing the Siciliana,a slow lilting method.
Antonio Vivaldi-italian composer and violinist.-standardized the concerto,a musical piece with three contrasting movements.
-seventeenth-century english composer-best known for the dramatic opera of Aeneas and Dido.
-developed in the 15th century.-popular solo instrument on the 16th and 17th century.Viola-bowed instrument similar to a violin-alto voice in the family of stringed instruments in violin.
Cello-a large stringed instrument of the violin family that is held upright between a seated player's knees and played with a bow.-has a full deep sound.
Organ-a large musical keyboard instrument producing sounds at different volumes using compressed air passed through pipes.
Clavichord-member of the family of instruments known as keyboard chordophones.-oldest forms of keyboard instrument.
Flute-wind instrument with a high sound.-a wood instruement with a cylindrical narrow body.
Oboe-instrument made of wood and has 15 keys.
Trumpet-a brass musical instrument, It has a brilliant tone and a middle to high register.
Horn-a wind instrument that has a conical opening or derive from an animal horn or tusk.
Trombone-one of the most expressive and adaptable brass instrument.