BAROQUE PERIOD DEFINITIONS/FACTS (Ritornello-Psychological purpose of the…
BAROQUE PERIOD DEFINITIONS/FACTS
Baroque-Term employed to describe the arts generally during the period 1600-1750.
Doctorine of Affections- Held that different musical moods could and should be used to influence the emotions, or affections, of a listener.
Opera-A stage play (drama) expressed through music.
Libretto- Every word of the text.
Overture-Stirring the instrumental piece.
Monody- Solo song.
Basso Continuo-Bass-driven chordal.
Figured Bass-numerical shorthand placed below bass line.
Tocatto-Instrumental piece, for keyboard or other instruments, requiring great technical dexterity of the performers.
Strophic Variation-Music is slightly varied from one strophe to the next (excitement).
Ritornello-Psychological purpose of the instrumental insert is to produce a soothing refrain.
Recitative-Musically heightened speech (can't tap foot to it).
Simple Recitative-Sparsely accompained recitative.
Aria-More passionate, more expansive, more tuneful than a recitative.
-Baroque music appeared in Italy in the early 17th century.
Rough, bold instrumental sound in music
Baroque orchestra became very big.
musical moods could and should be used to influence the emotions, or affections, of a listener.
all voices are not created equal.
Music is dramatic.