Baroque Music Recordings and Sheet Music

Baroque music describes a period or style of European classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1750. This era is said to begin in music after the Renaissance, and was followed by the Classical period. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", an initially derisive characterization of the architectural style of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music. The baroque period saw the development of functional tonality, as well as the crystallization of the harmony and counterpoint rules which came to define the 'common practice period' (which extends from the baroque to the late romantic). Nowadays baroque music constitutes an important part of the academic music canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. It is associated with composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni, and Johann Sebastian Bach, all of which played an essential role in the development of modern musical concepts. During the baroque period a number of genres were established (such as the opera and the oratorio), the way was paved for new genres (such as the classical sonata and the symphony), and composers expanded the theoretical basis of music composition, making advances in musical notation and instrumental technique.

Titre Compositeur Forme Instrument Votes
12 Anthems and Te Deum William Boyce Anthem Solo voice(s)
15 Anthems, Te Deum and Jubilate William Boyce Anthem Voice(s) and Piano
Anthem for the Funeral of the Duke of Marlborough Giovanni Bononcini Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Awake Up, My Glory Michael Wise Anthem Solo voice(s)
Castalio's Complaint William Boyce Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 Henry Purcell Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Come, Ye Sons of Art Away, Z.323 Henry Purcell Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261 Georg Friedrich Händel Anthem Choir and Orchestra
Divine Harmony John Weldon Anthem Choir and Instrument
Divine Harmony, 12 Anthems for 4 Voices John Bishop Anthem Solo voice(s)
God Save the King Henry Carey Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
God Save the King Henry Carey Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
Hail, Bright Cecilia, Z.328 Henry Purcell Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
Hide Not Thou Thy Face From Us, O Lord Richard Farrant Anthem Choir and Instrument
Hinni, Op.29 Maurizio Cazzati Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
Hymne des Anges Louis-Nicolas Clerambault Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
I Will Arise, and Go to My Father Robert Creighton Anthem Choir
Inno Ave maris stella, F 3.22 Girolamo Frescobaldi Anthem Organ
My Beloved Spake, Z.28 Henry Purcell Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
Nun danket all und bringet Ehr Johann Crüger Anthem Choir
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Compositeurs à l'affiche Johann Sebastian Bach · Frédéric Chopin · Anonymous · Antonio Vivaldi · Various · Georg Friedrich Händel · Tomaso Albinoni · Johann Pachelbel · Henry Purcell · Luigi Boccherini · Domenico Scarlatti · Christoph Willibald Gluck · William Byrd · Georg Philipp Telemann · Claudio Monteverdi · Max Reger · Arcangelo Corelli · Jean Baptiste Lully · Dietrich Buxtehude · Jean-Philippe Rameau · François Couperin · Marc-Antoine Charpentier · Edward MacDowell · Giovanni Battista Pergolesi · Anderssen · Heinrich Schütz · Michel Rondeau · Pietro Locatelli · Vincent Lubeck · Alexander Siloti · Giuseppe Torelli · John Burton · Tomaso Vitali · Baldassare Galuppi · Tommaso Giordani · Ferruccio Busoni · Carlo Gesualdo · Sylvius Leopold Weiss · Nicolaus Bruhns · John Sturt · Arnoldi · Jeremiah Clarke · Louis-Nicolas Clerambault · Marin Marais · John Stanley · Bernard de Bury · Alessandro Marcello · Giulio Caccini · Johann Gottfried Walther · Johann Christian Bach
Instruments Bassoon · Cello · Chamber group · Choir · Choir and Instrument · Choir and Orchestra · Computer · Flute · Guitar · Harpsichord · Lute · Musette de cour · N/A · Oboe · Open Instrumentation · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano and orchestra · Recorder · Solo instrument and Continuo · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · Solo voice(s) · String Orchestra · String Quartet · String Trio · Trumpet · Viola · Viola da gamba · Violin · Voice(s) and Instruments · Voice(s) and Orchestra · Voice(s) and Piano · Wind Ensemble
Forms Anthem · Aria / Arietta · Ballade · Ballet · Books · Canon · Cantata · Canzona · Caprice · Chaconne · Chorale · Chorale Prelude · Christmas Carols · Compilation · Concerto · Dance · Duet · Etude · Fantasy · Fugue · Funeral Music · Galliard · Gavotte · Intermezzi · Invention · Madrigal · March · Melodrama · Minuet · Motet · Musette · Nocturne · Octet · Opera / Operetta · Oratorio · Overture · Partita · Pavane · Piano piece · Piece · Polonaise · Prelude · Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue · Quartet · Quintet · Ricercar · Romance · Sacred Mass · Saraband · Scherzo · Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation · Sextet · Sonata · Sonatina · Song · Song Cycle · Suite · Symphonic Pieces · Symphony · Theatrical / Incidental · Theme and Variations · Toccata · Transcription · Trio · Variable