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BAROQUE MUSIC (US : /bəˈroʊk/ or UK : /bəˈrɒk/ ) is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance music
Renaissance music
era , and was followed in turn by the Classical era . Baroque
Baroque
music forms a major portion of the "classical music " canon , being nowadays widely studied, performed, and listened to. Key composers of the Baroque
Baroque
era include Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
, Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi
, George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel
, Claudio Monteverdi
Claudio Monteverdi
, Domenico Scarlatti
Domenico Scarlatti
, Alessandro Scarlatti
Alessandro Scarlatti
, Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell
, Georg Philipp Telemann , Jean-Baptiste Lully , Jean-Philippe Rameau
Jean-Philippe Rameau
, Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
, Arcangelo Corelli
Arcangelo Corelli
, Tomaso Albinoni , François Couperin
François Couperin
, Giuseppe Tartini
Giuseppe Tartini
, Heinrich Schütz
Heinrich Schütz
, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi , Dieterich Buxtehude , and Johann Pachelbel
Johann Pachelbel
.

The Baroque
Baroque
period saw the creation of tonality , an approach to writing music in which a song or piece is written in a particular key (tonality continues to be used in almost all Western popular music ). During the Baroque
Baroque
era, professional musicians were expected to be accomplished improvisers of both solo melodic lines and accompaniment parts. Baroque
Baroque
concerts were typically accompanied by a basso continuo group which consisted of chord-playing instrumentalists such as harpsichordists and lute players improvising chords from a figured bass part while a group of bass instruments (viol , cello , double bass ) played the bassline . A characteristic Baroque
Baroque
form was the dance suite . While the pieces in a dance suite were inspired by actual dance music, dance suites were designed for listening, not for accompanying dancers.

During the period, composers and performers used more elaborate musical ornamentation (typically improvised by performers), made changes in musical notation (the development of figured bass as a quick way to notate the chord progression of a song or piece), and developed new instrumental playing techniques. Baroque
Baroque
music expanded the size, range, and complexity of instrumental performance, and also established the mixed vocal/instrumental forms of opera , cantata and oratorio and the instrumental forms of the solo concerto and sonata as musical genres. Many musical terms and concepts from this era, such as toccata , fugue and concerto grosso are still in use in the 2010s. Dense, complex polyphonic music, in which multiple independent melody lines were performed simultaneously (a popular example of this is the fugue ), was an important part of many Baroque
Baroque
choral and instrumental works.

The word "baroque " comes from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning misshapen pearl . The use of the word with negative connotations first occurred in 1734, in a criticism of an opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau, and later (1750) in a description by Charles de Brosses
Charles de Brosses
of the ornate and heavily ornamented architecture of the Pamphili Palace in Rome. Although the term continued to be applied to architecture and art criticism through the 19th century, it was not until the 20th century that the term "baroque" was adopted from Heinrich Wölfflin
Heinrich Wölfflin
's art-history vocabulary as a designator for a historical period in music.

CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology

* 2 History

* 2.1 Early baroque music (1580–1630) * 2.2 Middle baroque music (1630–1680) * 2.3 Late baroque music (1680–1730)

* 3 Timeline of composers

* 4 Instruments

* 4.1 Strings * 4.2 Woodwinds * 4.3 Brasses * 4.4 Keyboards * 4.5 Percussion

* 5 Styles and forms

* 5.1 Dance suite * 5.2 Other features

* 6 Genres

* 6.1 Vocal * 6.2 Instrumental

* 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links

ETYMOLOGY

Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
, 1748

The term "Baroque" is generally used by music historians to describe a broad range of styles from a wide geographic region, mostly in Europe, composed over a period of approximately 150 years. Although it was long thought that the word as a critical term was first applied to architecture, in fact it appears earlier in reference to music, in an anonymous, satirical review of the première in October 1733 of Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, printed in the Mercure de France in May 1734. The critic implied that the novelty in this opera was "du barocque", complaining that the music lacked coherent melody, was filled with unremitting dissonances, constantly changed key and meter, and speedily ran through every compositional device.

The systematic application by historians of the term "baroque" to music of this period is a relatively recent development. In 1919, Curt Sachs became the first to apply the five characteristics of Heinrich Wölfflin's theory of the Baroque
Baroque
systematically to music. Critics were quick to question the attempt to transpose Wölfflin's categories to music, however, and in the second quarter of the 20th century independent attempts were made by Manfred Bukofzer (in Germany and, after his immigration, in America) and by Suzanne Clercx-Lejeune (in Belgium) to use autonomous, technical analysis rather than comparative abstractions, in order to avoid the adaptation of theories based on the plastic arts and literature to music. All of these efforts resulted in appreciable disagreement about time boundaries of the period, especially concerning when it began. In English the term acquired currency only in the 1940s, in the writings of Bukofzer and Paul Henry Lang .

As late as 1960 there was still considerable dispute in academic circles, particularly in France and Britain, whether it was meaningful to lump together music as diverse as that of Jacopo Peri
Jacopo Peri
, Domenico Scarlatti, and Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
under a single rubric. Nevertheless, the term has become widely used and accepted for this broad range of music. It may be helpful to distinguish the Baroque from both the preceding (Renaissance) and following (Classical ) periods of musical history.

HISTORY

The Baroque
Baroque
period is divided into three major phases: early, middle, and late. Although they overlap in time, they are conventionally dated from 1580 to 1630, from 1630 to 1680, and from 1680 to 1730.

EARLY BAROQUE MUSIC (1580–1630)

For more details on this topic, see Transition from Renaissance
Renaissance
to Baroque
Baroque
in instrumental music . Claudio Monteverdi
Claudio Monteverdi
in 1640

The Florentine Camerata was a group of humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals in late Renaissance
Renaissance
Florence who gathered under the patronage of Count Giovanni de\' Bardi to discuss and guide trends in the arts, especially music and drama . In reference to music, they based their ideals on a perception of Classical (especially ancient Greek ) musical drama that valued discourse and oration. As such, they rejected their contemporaries' use of polyphony (multiple, independent melodic lines) and instrumental music, and discussed such ancient Greek music devices as monody , which consisted of a solo singing accompanied by a kithara (an ancient strummed string instrument). The early realizations of these ideas, including Jacopo Peri 's Dafne
Dafne
and L\'Euridice , marked the beginning of opera, which were a catalyst for Baroque
Baroque
music.

Concerning music theory, the more widespread use of figured bass (also known as thorough bass) represents the developing importance of harmony as the linear underpinnings of polyphony. Harmony
Harmony
is the end result of counterpoint , and figured bass is a visual representation of those harmonies commonly employed in musical performance. With figured bass, numbers, accidentals or symbols were placed above the bassline that was read by keyboard instrument players such as harpsichord players or pipe organists (or lutenists ). The numbers, accidentals or symbols indicated to the keyboard player what intervals she should play above each bass note. The keyboard player would improvise a chord voicing for each bass note. Composers began concerning themselves with harmonic progressions , and also employed the tritone , perceived as an unstable interval, to create dissonance (it was used in the dominant seventh chord and the diminished chord . An interest in harmony had also existed among certain composers in the Renaissance, notably Carlo Gesualdo
Carlo Gesualdo
; However, the use of harmony directed towards tonality (a focus on a musical key that becomes the "home note" of a piece), rather than modality , marks the shift from the Renaissance
Renaissance
into the Baroque
Baroque
period. This led to the idea that certain sequences of chords, rather than just notes, could provide a sense of closure at the end of a piece —one of the fundamental ideas that became known as tonality .

By incorporating these new aspects of composition, Claudio Monteverdi furthered the transition from the Renaissance
Renaissance
style of music to that of the Baroque
Baroque
period. He developed two individual styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance
Renaissance
polyphony (prima pratica ) and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque
Baroque
(seconda pratica ). With basso continuo, a small group of musicians would play the bassline and the chords which formed the accompaniment for a melody . The basso continuo group would typically use one or more keyboard players and a lute player who would play the bassline and improvise the chords and several bass instruments (e.g., bass viol , cello , double bass ) which would play the bassline. With the writing of the operas L\'Orfeo and L\'incoronazione di Poppea among others, Monteverdi brought considerable attention to this new genre.

MIDDLE BAROQUE MUSIC (1630–1680)

The rise of the centralized court is one of the economic and political features of what is often labelled the Age of Absolutism , personified by Louis XIV of France. The style of palace, and the court system of manners and arts he fostered became the model for the rest of Europe. The realities of rising church and state patronage created the demand for organized public music, as the increasing availability of instruments created the demand for chamber music , which is music for a small ensemble of instrumentalists. Jean-Baptiste Lully by Paul Mignard
Paul Mignard

The middle Baroque
Baroque
period in Italy is defined by the emergence of the vocal styles of cantata , oratorio , and opera during the 1630s, and a new concept of melody and harmony that elevated the status of the music to one of equality with the words, which formerly had been regarded as pre-eminent. The florid, coloratura monody of the early Baroque
Baroque
gave way to a simpler, more polished melodic style. These melodies were built from short, cadentially delimited ideas often based on stylized dance patterns drawn from the sarabande or the courante . The harmonies, too, might be simpler than in the early Baroque
Baroque
monody, and the accompanying bass lines were more integrated with the melody, producing a contrapuntal equivalence of the parts that later led to the device of an initial bass anticipation of the aria melody. This harmonic simplification also led to a new formal device of the differentiation of recitative (a more spoken part of opera) and aria (a part of opera that used sung melodies). The most important innovators of this style were the Romans Luigi Rossi and Giacomo Carissimi , who were primarily composers of cantatas and oratorios, respectively, and the Venetian Francesco Cavalli , who was principally an opera composer. Later important practitioners of this style include Antonio Cesti , Giovanni Legrenzi , and Alessandro Stradella .

The middle Baroque
Baroque
had absolutely no bearing on the theoretical work of Johann Fux , who systematized the strict counterpoint characteristic of earlier ages in his Gradus ad Parnassum (1725).

One pre-eminent example of a court style composer is Jean-Baptiste Lully . He purchased patents from the monarchy to be the sole composer of operas for the French king and to prevent others from having operas staged. He completed 15 lyric tragedies and left unfinished Achille et Polyxène. Lully was an early example of a conductor ; he would beat the time with a large staff to keep his ensembles together.

Musically, he did not establish the string-dominated norm for orchestras, which was inherited from the Italian opera, and the characteristically French five-part disposition (violins, violas—in hautes-contre, tailles and quintes sizes—and bass violins ) had been used in the ballet from the time of Louis XIII. He did, however, introduce this ensemble to the lyric theatre, with the upper parts often doubled by recorders, flutes, and oboes, and the bass by bassoons. Trumpets and kettledrums were frequently added for heroic scenes. Arcangelo Corelli
Arcangelo Corelli
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel

Arcangelo Corelli
Arcangelo Corelli
is remembered as influential for his achievements on the other side of musical technique—as a violinist who organized violin technique and pedagogy—and in purely instrumental music, particularly his advocacy and development of the concerto grosso . Whereas Lully was ensconced at court, Corelli was one of the first composers to publish widely and have his music performed all over Europe. As with Lully's stylization and organization of the opera, the concerto grosso is built on strong contrasts—sections alternate between those played by the full orchestra, and those played by a smaller group. Dynamics were "terraced", that is with a sharp transition from loud to soft and back again. Fast sections and slow sections were juxtaposed against each other. Numbered among his students is Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi
, who later composed hundreds of works based on the principles in Corelli's trio sonatas and concerti.

In contrast to these composers, Dieterich Buxtehude was not a creature of court but instead was church musician, holding the posts of organist and Werkmeister at the Marienkirche at Lübeck. His duties as Werkmeister involved acting as the secretary, treasurer, and business manager of the church, while his position as organist included playing for all the main services, sometimes in collaboration with other instrumentalists or vocalists, who were also paid by the church. Entirely outside of his official church duties, he organised and directed a concert series known as the Abendmusiken , which included performances of sacred dramatic works regarded by his contemporaries as the equivalent of operas.

LATE BAROQUE MUSIC (1680–1730)

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The work of George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel
, Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
and their contemporaries, including Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georg Philipp Telemann, and others advanced the Baroque
Baroque
era to its climax. Through the work of Johann Fux , the Renaissance
Renaissance
style of polyphony was made the basis for the study of composition for future musical eras. The composers of the late baroque had established their feats of composition long before the works of Johann Fux.

A continuous worker, Handel borrowed from other composers and often "recycled" his own material. He was also known for reworking pieces such as the famous Messiah , which premiered in 1742, for available singers and musicians.

TIMELINE OF COMPOSERS

See also: List of Baroque
Baroque
composers

INSTRUMENTS

See also: List of period instruments and Baroque
Baroque
instruments

STRINGS

Baroque
Baroque
instruments including hurdy gurdy, harpsichord, bass viol, lute, violin, and guitar

* Violino piccolo * Violin * Viol
Viol
* Viola
Viola
* Viola
Viola
d\'amore * Viola
Viola
pomposa * Tenor violin
Tenor violin
* Cello * Violone
Violone
* Bass violin * Contrabass * Lute
Lute
* Theorbo
Theorbo
* Archlute
Archlute
* Mandora * Bandora * Angélique * Mandolin
Mandolin
* Cittern
Cittern
* Guitar * Harp
Harp
* Hurdy-gurdy

WOODWINDS

* Baroque
Baroque
flute * Chalumeau
Chalumeau
* Cortol (also known as Cortholt, Curtall, Oboe family) * Dulcian
Dulcian
* Musette de cour
Musette de cour
* Baroque
Baroque
oboe * Rackett * Recorder * Bassoon

BRASSES

* Cornett * Natural horn * Baroque
Baroque
trumpet * Tromba da tirarsi (also called tromba spezzata) * Flatt trumpet * Serpent * Sackbut (16th- and early 17th-century English name for FR: saquebute, saqueboute; ES: sacabuche; IT: trombone; MHG: busaun, busîne, busune / DE (since the early 17th century) Posaune) * Trombone (English name for the same instrument, from the early 18th century)

KEYBOARDS

* Clavichord
Clavichord
* Tangent piano * Fortepiano
Fortepiano
– an early version of the piano invented ca. 1700, but did not become popular during Baroque
Baroque
era * Harpsichord * Organ

PERCUSSION

* Timpani * Tambourine * Castanets

STYLES AND FORMS

DANCE SUITE

See also: Suite (music) § Dance suite A large instrumental ensemble's performance in the lavish Teatro Argentina is depicted. (Panini , 1747, Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre
)

A characteristic Baroque
Baroque
form was the dance suite . Some dance suites by Bach are called partitas , although this term is also used for other collections of pieces. While the pieces in a dance suite were inspired by actual dance music, dance suites were designed for listening, not for accompanying dancers. Composers used a variety of different dance movements in their dance suites. A dance suite often consists of the following movements :

* Overture – The Baroque
Baroque
suite often began with a French overture ("Ouverture" in French), a slow movement which was followed by a succession of dances of different types, principally the following four: * Allemande
Allemande
– Often the first dance of an instrumental suite , the allemande was a very popular dance that had its origins in the German Renaissance
Renaissance
era. The allemande was played at a moderate tempo and could start on any beat of the bar. * Courante
Courante
– The second dance is the courante, a lively, French dance in triple meter . The Italian version is called the corrente. * Sarabande – The sarabande, a Spanish dance, is the third of the four basic dances, and is one of the slowest of the baroque dances. It is also in triple meter and can start on any beat of the bar, although there is an emphasis on the second beat, creating the characteristic 'halting', or iambic rhythm of the sarabande. * Gigue
Gigue
– The gigue is an upbeat and lively baroque dance in compound meter, typically the concluding movement of an instrumental suite, and the fourth of its basic dance types. The gigue can start on any beat of the bar and is easily recognized by its rhythmic feel. The gigue originated in the British Isles
British Isles
. Its counterpart in folk music is the jig .

These four dance types (allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue) make up the majority of 17th-century suites; later suites interpolate one or more additional dances between the sarabande and gigue:

* Gavotte – The gavotte can be identified by a variety of features; it is in 4 4 time and always starts on the third beat of the bar, although this may sound like the first beat in some cases, as the first and third beats are the strong beats in quadruple time. The gavotte is played at a moderate tempo, although in some cases it may be played faster. * Bourrée – The bourrée is similar to the gavotte as it is in 2 2 time, although it starts on the second half of the last beat of the bar, creating a different feel to the dance. The bourrée is commonly played at a moderate tempo, although for some composers, such as Handel, it can be taken at a much faster tempo. * Minuet – The minuet is perhaps the best-known of the baroque dances in triple meter. It can start on any beat of the bar. In some suites there may be a Minuet I and II, played in succession, with the Minuet I repeated. * Passepied – The passepied is a fast dance in binary form and triple meter that originated as a court dance in Brittany
Brittany
. Examples can be found in later suites such as those of Bach and Handel. * Rigaudon – The rigaudon is a lively French dance in duple meter, similar to the bourrée, but rhythmically simpler. It originated as a family of closely related southern-French folk dances, traditionally associated with the provinces of Vavarais, Languedoc
Languedoc
, Dauphiné , and Provence
Provence
.

OTHER FEATURES

* Prelude – a suite might be started by a prelude, a slow piece written in an improvisatory style. Some Baroque
Baroque
preludes were not fully written out; instead, a sequence of chords were indicated, with the expectation that the instrumentalist would be able to improvise a melodic part using the indicated harmonic framework. The prelude was not based on a type of dance.

* Entrée – Sometimes an entrée is composed as part of a suite; but there it is purely instrumental music and no dance is performed. It is an introduction, a march-like piece played during the entrance of a dancing group, or played before a ballet. Usually in 4 4 time. It is related to the Italian 'intrada'. * Basso continuo
Basso continuo
– a kind of continuous accompaniment notated with a new music notation system, figured bass , usually for one or more sustaining bass instruments (e.g., cello ) and one or more chord-playing instruments (e.g., keyboard instruments such as harpsichord , pipe organ or lute ) * The concerto (a solo piece with orchestral accompaniment) and concerto grosso * Monody
Monody
– an outgrowth of song * Homophony
Homophony
– music with one melodic voice and rhythmically similar (and subordinate) chordal accompaniment (this and monody are contrasted with the typical Renaissance
Renaissance
texture , polyphony ) * Dramatic musical forms like opera, dramma per musica * Combined instrumental-vocal forms, such as the oratorio and cantata , both of which used singers and orchestra * New instrumental techniques, like tremolo and pizzicato * The da capo aria "enjoyed sureness". * The ritornello aria – repeated short instrumental interruptions of vocal passages. * The concertato style – contrast in sound between groups of instruments. * Extensive ornamentation , which was typically improvised by singers and instrumentalists (e.g., trills , mordents , etc.)

GENRES

VOCAL

* Opera
Opera

* Zarzuela * Opera
Opera
seria * Opéra comique
Opéra comique
* Opera-ballet

* Masque * Oratorio * Passion (music)
Passion (music)
* Cantata
Cantata
* Mass (music) * Anthem
Anthem
* Monody
Monody
* Chorale
Chorale

INSTRUMENTAL

* Chorale
Chorale
composition * Concerto grosso * Fugue
Fugue

* Suite

* Allemande
Allemande
* Courante
Courante
* Sarabande * Gigue
Gigue
* Gavotte * Minuet

* Sonata

* Sonata da camera * Sonata da chiesa * Trio sonata

* Partita * Canzona * Sinfonia * Fantasia * Ricercar * Toccata
Toccata
* Prelude * Chaconne * Passacaglia
Passacaglia
* Chorale
Chorale
prelude * Stylus fantasticus

NOTES

* ^ A B C D E Palisca 2001 . * ^ A B Mackay & Romanec 2007 . * ^ Palisca 1989 , pp. 7–8. * ^ Sachs 1919 , pp. 7–15. * ^ Bukofzer 1947 , pp. 17. * ^ Nuti 2007 , p. 14. * ^ Wallechinsky 2007 , p. 445. * ^ Chua 2001 , p. 26. * ^ Wainwright & Holman 2005 , p. 4. * ^ Clarke 1898 , pp. 147–48. * ^ Haagmans 1916 , p. vi. * ^ York 1909 , p. 109. * ^ Donington 1974 , p. 156. * ^ Watkins 1991 , p. 103. * ^ Norton 1984 , p. 24. * ^ Carter and Chew 2013 . * ^ Sadie 2013 . * ^ Bukofzer 1947 , pp. 118–21. * ^ White and Hochradner 2013 . * ^ A B La Gorce 2013 . * ^ A B Talbot 2013a . * ^ Snyder 2013 . * ^ Sadie 2002 . * ^ White 2013 . * ^ Burrows 1991 , p. 22. * ^ A B C D E F G H I Kenyon 1997 . * ^ A B C D Estrella 2012 . * ^ Little 2001a . * ^ Little 2001b . * ^ A B C Dorak 2008 . * ^ Hyer 2013 . * ^ A B C Shotwell 2002 . * ^ Talbot 2013b . * ^ Carver 2013 . * ^ Roseman 1975 .

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FURTHER READING

* Christensen, Thomas Street, and Peter Dejans. Towards Tonality Aspects of Baroque
Baroque
Music Theory. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-90-5867-587-3 * Cyr, Mary. Essays on the Performance of Baroque
Baroque
Music Opera
Opera
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