Early Baroque Music

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Early Baroque Music The Baroque Period (1600-1750) was mainly a period of newly discovered ideas. From major new innovations in science, to vivid changes in geography, people were exploring more of the world around them. The music of the baroque period was just as extreme as the new changes. Newly recognized composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi were writing entirely new musical ideas and giving a chance for new voices to be heard that were normally not thought of sounds. Their musical legacy is still recognized today, and is a treasured discovery of outstanding compositions being reiterated with every performance of them. Baroque which came from the French word barroque and the Portuguese word barroco originally…show more content…
Every performance group that utilizes instruments knows that the music written in this era and the music that was performed in this era is understood today, when it was not when it was first orchestrated. Works Cited Buelow, George J. The Late Baroque Era. Ed. George J. Buelow. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1994. 1-38. Grout, Donald Jay and Claude Palisca. A History of Western Music. 5th ed. 1996. 251-260 Harman, Alec and Anthony Milner. Late Renaissance and Baroque Music. Fair Lawn: Essential Books, 1959. Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music. H. Wiley Hitchcock. 2nd Edition. Prentice-Hall History On Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, INC. 1981. Sartorius, Michael. Baroque Music Page. Available [Online]: [12 February 2005] Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary copyright © 2005 by Merriam-Webster,

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