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MUSIC OF THE

BAROQUE
PERIOD
(1685-1750)
oTheword Baroque is
derived from the
Portuguese word
barroco which means
“Pearl of the irregular
shape”
oTheirmusic and arts
was recognized for
ornateness, grandeur
and flamboyance.
oAn era of absolute
monarchy and
aristocracy.
oAperiod that begins
the popularity of
orchestra and opera.
CHARTERISTICS OF
BAROQUE MUSIC
1. Melody sound elaborate
and ornamental
2.Melodies are not easy to
sing or remember
3.Primarily contrapuntal
textures with some
homophony.
4.Dynamic contrast-
alternation between ;oud
and soft.
5.Music genres-operas,
oratorios, suites, toccatas,
concerto grosso, fugue
6.Orchestra consists of strings
instruments.
7. Harpsichord and organ are
the keyboard instruments
that commonly used.
HARPSICHORD
MUSIC GENRES
OF BAROQUE
MUSIC
CONCERTO
A form of orchestral
music that employs a
solo instrument
accompanied by an
orchestra.
CONCERTO GROSSO
A form of orchestral
music during the Baroque
period wherein the music is
between a small group of
solo instruments called
concertino and the whole
orchestra called tutti.
FUGUE
A contrapuntal
piece, developed
mainly by imitative
counterpoint.
CHARACTERISTIC OF FUGUE
1. It is usually written in 3 or
4 parts, with a main theme
called “subject”
2. The entire piece grows
mainly from a single brief
tune of strong musical
character.
ORATORIO
A large scale musical
composition for orchestra and
voices that incorporates
narratives on religious theme.
Unlike usual theatrical works,
this is usually performed
without the use of costumes,
scenery or action.
CHORALE
Musical compositions
that resemble a
harmonized version of
hymnal tunes of the
Protestant Church during
the Baroque era.