The Baroque Period (1600-1730s)

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    Henry Purcell

    Henry Purcell is largely considered the greatest English composer of all time, famous for his works The Fairy Queen and King Arthur.
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi was a prolific composer in the Baroque era, composing hundreds of works, including many concerti.
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    Georg Philipp Telemann

    Telemann was an extremely prolific German composer who wrote almost as much as Bach and Handel combined. His works span a variety of genres as he wrote several concerti.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach is considered the most important composer for any era, with his writings influencing styles from jazz to modern music.
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    George Frideric Handel

    Handel was an English composer noted for his operas, oratorios, and instrumental compositions. Among his works, Messiah is the most well known.
  • Messiah

    Handel's Messiah is an English Oratoria set to a scriptural text from the King James Bible.
  • Mass in B Minor

    Bach's Mass in B Minor was an extended setting on the Catholic mass.