Baroque Era

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  • May 15, 1567

    Birth of Monteverdi

    Birth of Monteverdi
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    Early Baroque

    Most melodies in early baroque were recitative, based more on linguistic accent.
    There were both diatonic scales and 24 major/minor scales in harmonies.
    Both strophic and binary forms were present, though binary forms were more common.
    String and woodwind instruments were common during this time period.
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    Complete Baroque Period

  • Monteverdi performs "De la belleza le dovute lodi"

  • Monteverdi performs "Dixit Dominus"

  • Mayflower Compact Signed

    Mayflower Compact Signed
  • Monteverdi performs "Lasciatemi morire"

  • First Opera house opened Italy

    First Opera house opened Italy
  • Monteverdi's Death

    Monteverdi's Death
  • Birth of Franz Biber

    Birth of Franz Biber
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    Middle Baroque

    Melodies became more organized and used more compositional techniques.
    The tonal system for the major and minor keys was beginning to be developed.
    Fugues were developed, based mostly on imitation and organization.
    Solo voices, as well as string instruments, were heavily dominant. String instruments, in particular, were the most commonly used instrument. They were mostly accompanied by woodwinds or the occasional basso continuo.
  • Franz Biber Performs "Battalia à 10"

  • Franz Biber Performs "Pars, No. 6 in G minor"

  • Birth of Bach

    Birth of Bach
  • First print money created in America

    First print money created in America
  • Franz Biber performs "Partita, No. 3 in A major"

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    Late Baroque

    Melodies were often long phrases that built up to a cadence and not always clear.
    The diatonic system was firmly established and used during this period.
    Da capo aria was popular in vocal forms, ritornello for ensembles, and binary for dance and sonata music.
    Stringed instrumentation was still largely popular, though keyboard music slowly began to make its way into mainstream music.
  • Franz Biber's Death

    Franz Biber's Death
  • Bach Performs "Cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen"

  • Easter Island Discovered by Dutch

    Easter Island Discovered by Dutch
  • Vivaldi Performs 'The Four Seasons'

  • Bach Performs "Cantata Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern"

  • Bach Performs "Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen"

  • Bach's Death

    Bach's Death