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In Music
  • 1550

    Emilio de'Cavalieri (1550-1602)

    Early Baroque. Roman nobleman and one of the founders of opera.
  • Early Baroque 1600-1650

  • Development of functional tonality

  • Bourree

    A popular baroque dance form which was lively and was danced at the court of Louis XIV and in Lully's operas.
  • Chaconne

    A continuous variation based on a chord progression.
  • Concerto

    There were many different types of concertos such as Concerto grosso, solo concerto, and ripieno concerto.
  • Courante

    A baroque dance in triple meter that became a standard movement of the suite.
  • Suite

    A suite was a multi- movement instrumental composition.
  • Toccata

    A virtuosic composition for keyboard or plucked string instruments.
  • Middle Baroque 1650-1700

  • Late Baroque 1700 (1730) - 1750

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    Giulio Caccini

    Early Baroque. Italian composer, singer, teacher, and instrumentalist.
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    Giovanni Gabrieli

    Early Baroque. Known for his use of instruments in his sacred music.
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    Jacopo Peri

    Early baroque. Very significant to monody and the recitative style.
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    John Dowland

    Early baroque. Leading composer of lute music.
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    William Shakespear

    Early baroque. English play writer and poet.
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    Claudio Monteverdi

    Early baroque. Most important composer of this era.
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    Florentine Camerata

    Early baroque. In the group that met to discuss arts with Caccini, Peri,Girolamo Mei, and Vincenzo Galilei.
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    Orlando Gibbons

    Early baroque. A leading composer in England during the 17th century.
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    Girolamo Frescobaldi

    Early baroque. Most influential keyboard composer of the era.
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    Heinrich Schutz

    Middle baroque. Most important German composer of this era.
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    Giacomo Carissimi

    Early baroque. A leading composer of Roman cantatas and oratorios.
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    Barbara Strozzi

    Middle baroque. Singer and composer of cantatas in the 17th century.
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    Giovanni Legrenzi

    Middle baroque. Italian composer and organist.
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    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Middle baroque. Establisher of french opera and ballet.
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    Dieterich Buxtehude

    Middle baroque. German organist and composer.
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    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

    Middle baroque. Composer of French opera and equal to Lully (extremely prolific.)
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    John Blow

    Middle baroque. English composer of odes.
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    Arcangelo Corelli

    Middle baroque. Most important composer of sonatas and concertos.
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    Johann Pachelbel

    Middle baroque. German composer and organist. A leading composer of his time.
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    Henry Purcell

    Middle baroque. Most important English composer of the 17th century.
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    Alessandro Scarlatti

    Late baroque. Important Italian composer and teacher. His death ended /baroque opera.
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    Francois Couperin

    Late baroque. French composer who was very important.
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Late baroque. He laid the foundation for late baroque instrumental music.
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    George Philipp Telemann

    Late baroque. The most prolific German composer of his day.
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    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Late baroque. French composer and theorist.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Late baroque. Considered the baroque master and the master of counterpoint.
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    Gerog Friedrich Handel

    Late baroque. German musician who lived in England.
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    Domenico Scarlatti

    Late baroque. Served Portuguese and spanish royal families.
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    Johann Joachim Quantz

    Late baroque. German composer and flutist.
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    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Late baroque. Galant Neapolitan composer. He died young and his achievements were romanticized after his death.