Baroque / Georg Friedrich Händel 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.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
'Ombra mai fu' from Serse, HWV. 40 Georg Friedrich Händel Aria / Arietta Piano
Messiah, HWV 56 Georg Friedrich Händel Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Suite in D minor, HWV 437 Georg Friedrich Händel Suite Piano
Recorder sonata in F, HWV 369 Georg Friedrich Händel Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 Georg Friedrich Händel Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Concerto grosso no. 4, HWV 322 Georg Friedrich Händel Concerto String Orchestra
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 Georg Friedrich Händel Opera / Operetta Choir and Orchestra
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 Georg Friedrich Händel Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 Georg Friedrich Händel Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Violin Sonata in F major, HWV 370 Georg Friedrich Händel Sonata Violin
12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (HWV 319-330) Georg Friedrich Händel Concerto String Orchestra
Gavotte in G major, HWV 491 Georg Friedrich Händel Gavotte Harpsichord
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 Georg Friedrich Händel Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Fantasia in C major, HWV 490 Georg Friedrich Händel Fantasy Harpsichord
8 Great Suites, HWV 426-433 Georg Friedrich Händel Suite Piano
Suite in B flat major, HWV 434 Georg Friedrich Händel Suite Harpsichord
Allemande in A minor, HWV 478 Georg Friedrich Händel Dance Harpsichord
Suite in G minor, HWV 432 Georg Friedrich Händel Suite Piano
6 Fugues, HWV 605-610 Georg Friedrich Händel Fugue Piano
Keyboard Suite in F, HWV 427 Georg Friedrich Händel Suite Piano