Baroque

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 music era. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", a strikingly fitting characterization of the architecture of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music. Baroque music forms a major portion of the classical music canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. It is associated with composers such as Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni and Johann Sebastian Bach. The baroque period saw the development of functional tonality. During the period, composers and performers used more elaborate musical ornamentation; made changes in musical notation, and developed new instrumental playing techniques. Baroque music expanded the size, range and complexity of instrumental performance, and also established opera as a musical genre. Many musical terms and concepts from this era are still in use today.

Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
L'Incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308 Claudio Monteverdi Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
'Ombra mai fu' from Serse, HWV. 40 Georg Friedrich Händel Aria / Arietta Piano
'Signor, quell'infelice' from L'Orfeo, SV 318 Claudio Monteverdi Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Canon and Gigue in D major Johann Pachelbel Canon Chamber group
Canon and Gigue in D major (Flute quartet arr.) Johann Pachelbel Canon Flute
Alles, was ihr tut mir Worten oder Werken, BuxWV 4 Dietrich Buxtehude Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata "Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe", BWV. 185 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt'', BWV. 112 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Es ist das Heil uns kommen her'', BWV 9 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Organ
Cantata ''Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde'', BWV. 201 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'', BWV. 56 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'', BWV. 51 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Cantata ''Jesu, der du meine Seele'', BWV. 78 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn'', BWV. 152 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Cantata ''Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch'', BWV. 86 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft'', BWV. 205 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
''Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring'' from Cantata, BWV. 147 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 Georg Friedrich Händel Cantata Choir and Orchestra
The lively hunt is all my heart's desire, BWV 208 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Chaccone from Partita no. 2, BWV 1004 Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne Violin
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Composers Aleksandr Glazunov · Alessandro Marcello · Alexander Siloti · Antonio Vivaldi · Arcangelo Corelli · Carlo Gesualdo · Claudio Monteverdi · Dietrich Buxtehude · Domenico Scarlatti · François Couperin · Georg Friedrich Händel · Georg Philipp Telemann · Giovanni Battista Pergolesi · Giuseppe Torelli · Heinrich Schütz · Henry Purcell · Jean Baptiste Lully · Jean-Philippe Rameau · Jeremiah Clarke · Johann Gottfried Walther · Johann Pachelbel · Johann Sebastian Bach · John Stanley · John Sturt · Louis-Nicolas Clerambault · Marc-Antoine Charpentier · Marin Marais · Nicolaus Bruhns · Pietro Locatelli · Sylvius Leopold Weiss · Tomaso Albinoni · Tomaso Vitali · Tommaso Giordani · Vincent Lubeck
Instruments Cello · Chamber group · Choir · Choir and Instrument · Choir and Orchestra · Flute · Guitar · Harpsichord · Oboe · Open Instrumentation · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano and orchestra · Solo instrument and Continuo · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · Solo voice(s) · String Orchestra · Trumpet · Violin · Voice(s) and Instruments · Voice(s) and Orchestra · Voice(s) and Piano
Forms Aria / Arietta · Canon · Cantata · Chaconne · Chorale · Chorale Prelude · Compilation · Concerto · Dance · Duet · Fantasy · Fugue · Gavotte · Invention · Madrigal · March · Minuet · Motet · Opera / Operetta · Oratorio · Partita · Piano piece · Piece · Prelude · Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue · Rondo · Sacred / Mass · Saraband · Sonata · Suite · Symphonic Pieces · Theme and Variations · Transcription · Trio

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