Purcell's Baroque Music Analysis

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First off, I found it interesting that Purcell had a hand in creating English odes. His mastery of complex, polyphonic music made it a good fit in creating new stylings that could be used to push Baroque music forward. Another interesting fact I found was how he had prior experience in music before and while writing, through his family and working as a tuner for the church. While I understand the importance of why composers wrote what they did, it doesn’t change much for me. What they wrote and how they developed the style at the time means more to me than backstory and knowledge of why they decided to start writing.
Watching an opera is different in the way that there seems to be more emotion. Watching Dido’s Lament added another layer in
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