Many if not all composers wrote “text” to show emotions and meaning in music. Their music expresses weeping, heartbreak, sad, death, pain etc. Text painting is the main reason why many artists today utilize their expression and emotions in music. Text paining techniques was utilized in the renaissance and baroque periods. Renaissance period their techniques was to developed lyrics for listeners to understand music such as using words, phrases and poetic images.
The Baroque Masters lecture performance by Dr. Yelena Grinberg showcased a selection of keyboard works composed during the Baroque Ear (1600-1750) by t Baroque Masters George Frederic Handel, Domenico Scarlatti, and Johann Sebastian Bach. The ideal of the Baroque period was that music should not only be pleasing, but it must also induce very strong, visceral emotions and stir the passions of the soul. Some important features of the Baroque ear are the precise and elevated rhythms, clear and defined meter, irregular or embellished melodies, and an enriched and unified texture which was he together by the ongoing ground bass known as basso continuo. Although each of these Baroque Masters composed music that was highly reflective of the Baroque
The pieces of his toccati were represented in pairs of other pieces. Some examples include "Fantasia and Fugue," "Toccata and Fugue," and "Prelude and Fugue." The latter is exemplified in his composition of "Das Wohltempiert Klavier." This movement toward separation of the pieces was previously elaborated upon by Bach's teacher, Dieterich Buxtehude. Buxtehude, however, did not literally present the whole piece in two sections, but rather composed the music in such a way that there was an underlying, audible sectionalization within the piece.
Comparing the Baroque Era and the Classical Era There are two distinct eras in music that have impacted it immensely throughout time. They are known as the Baroque era and the Classical era. These eras have helped mold and elevate music, building creative pathways that still hold a strong effect in present day music. The differences in both the Baroque and Classical eras are quite immense but they both hold equal importance to the history of music and are high in their overall influential worth. The Baroque era was a beginning of a new style and a change in music.
The first piece starts out with the Introitus, the literal translation for the text goes as follows... ... middle of paper ... ...nstruments in this orchestra increases and emphasizes the drama of the text. In this piece, he uses many innovative orchestral combinations and word painting. The last movement is the Communion which consists of Lux Aeterea. This last movement took its inspiration from ideas left behind by Mozart, but was mostly the work of Sussmayr. The piece begins with a solo and consists of much more choral and instrumental material.
Haydn intentionally inserted a sequence of diminished 7th chords to make an unusual tonal appearance. The unique middle movement in F minor portrays a Baroque flavor. The finale is well-organized and filled with contrapuntal passages. Nearly a decade later, Haydn wrote another six three-movement sonatas named the Auenbrugger sonatas. The composer himself had become acquainted with some talented Viennese amateur musicians.
The following is a close study of how Bach was able to combine text and harmonies in one specific movement of his Cantata No. 78 to express certain messages. Bach's tenor aria (movement 4) in Cantata No. 78 is a good example of how Bach uses the expressive power of text, harmonies, and instrumentation to speak to his audiences and really say things through his music. This way, he was able to make music not only more powerful, but more accessible.
This period started around 1600 and ended around 1750. The Baroque time period was particularly important as it was a foundation for classical music to develop and grow. Many musical forms were created and developed as well. Some examples are the sonata, the concerto, and the fugue. There were many well know composers who lived in this time period as well, including Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, Lully, Corelli, and the arguably most important Johann Sebastian Bach.
Rhythm is a huge part in any era of music. Rhythm is a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement of sound. Any era of music has similarities or differences in rhythm but Baroque rhythm was achieved through rhythmic continuous constant flow of music. The rhythm repeated its self throughout the music by having different kinds of patterns of music that would repeated itself. Some people might think that repetition would become too long, slow, or dull but this had an opposite effect in Baroque era making it even more interesting.
The lifelong habit of improvisation was linked with Handel’s method of composition. He was a rapid worke... ... middle of paper ... ...uch as English-written Operas. Handel was also able to transform the music of others. He tremendously helped England in its musical reputation. “Although the world has changed, as have theatres, performers, and audiences, the appreciation of Handel’s operas has come full circle” (Parker).