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Title: The Baroque Music Period16001750


1
The Baroque Music Period (1600-1750)
  • General Music
  • Grades 4-6
  • K. Mackie

2
What should I know about the Baroque Period?
  • Baroque Instruments
  • Baroque Composers
  • Scientific Discoveries
  • Connection to U.S.A.

3
Common Baroque Instruments
4
ORGAN
  • Keyboard wind instrument
  • Commonly associated with church music
  • First invented in the 3rd century BC

5
Harpsichord
  • Similar to piano
  • Strings played by plucking rather than hammering
  • Lost popularity when the pianoforte was invented

6
Baroque Composers
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Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Member of a large musical family
  • Favorite instrument was the organ
  • His death in 1750 marked the end of the Baroque
    Period in music

8
George Frideric Handel
  • Born in Germany, studied music in Italy, and
    lived mainly in England
  • Best known for his vocal works
  • Went blind late in his life.

9
Antonio Vivaldi
  • The son of a professional violinist
  • Was a Catholic priest
  • Composed The Four Seasons.

10
Scientific Discoveries
  • People were beginning to trust their own minds
  • Scientists such as Galileo and Newton were
    unlocking the secrets of the universe
  • Telescope
  • Microscope

11
During the Baroque Period
  • The first permanent British colony is formed in
    Jamestown, VA,(1607)
  • The first African slaves are brought to British
    America(1619)
  • 20 young women are tried and killed for
    witchcraft in Salem, Mass.(1692)
  • George Washington is born in Virginia. (1732)

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