Baroque / Choir and Orchestra 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
Cantata ''Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'', BWV. 147 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Jesu, der du meine Seele'', BWV. 78 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
A heart that knows its Jesus is living, BWV 134 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Es ist das Heil uns kommen her'', BWV 9 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata "Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe", BWV. 185 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
St. Matthew's Passion, BWV 244 Johann Sebastian Bach Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Messiah, HWV 56 Georg Friedrich Händel Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Magnificat in D, BWV 243 Johann Sebastian Bach Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Blessed is the man, BWV 57 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 Johann Sebastian Bach Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Ich habe genug, BWV 82 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt'', BWV 112 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 Georg Friedrich Händel Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Awake, calls the voice to us, BWV 140 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata ''Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde'', BWV. 201 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Mass in Bm, BWV 232 Johann Sebastian Bach Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
I am standing with one foot in the grave, BWV 156 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and 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
Cantata ''Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft'', BWV. 205 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra