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Bach's Music Started With The Introitus

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The “Requiem” started with the Introitus. The music was calm and serene as it began with the slow and tender violins, followed by the entrance of the cellos. The vocal score was set in the style of Baroque counterpoint and held an Adagio tempo. The tension and development in the Introitus came mostly from its movement back and forth between its homophonic organization in chords, and its polyphonic arrangement in different voices, as you may find in Bach’s music. The voices begin polyphonically with the “Requiem
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