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< Music Theory

Definition

Baroque music loosely refers to music from around 1600-1750.

Composers

Notable composers include

  • J.S. Bach (1685-1750)- Very prolific composer
  • G.P. Telemann
  • G.F. Handel (1685-175?)- Most famous work is the Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah oratorio
  • Johann Pachelbel- Most famous work is the Canon in D
  • D. Scarlatti

...and more

Style of Baroque

Usually contrapuntal. Very elegant, with lots of trills and other ornaments. J.S. Bach did this a LOT!


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