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Baroque music

posted Jun 25, 2012, 2:14 AM by Russell Meyers   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 3:51 AM ]

 is the style of Western music extending approximately from 1600 to 1750.
The word baroque comes from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl",
 

Libretto

posted Jun 22, 2012, 9:31 AM by Russell Meyers   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 2:19 AM ]

the text or words of a musical work such as an opera or oratorio

Chromaticism

posted Jun 21, 2012, 2:16 AM by Russell Meyers   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 2:20 AM ]

music based on the chromatic scale, relating to chords or harmonies based on non-harmonic tones

Oratorio

posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:21 AM by Russell Meyers   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 3:52 AM ]

a large scale musical composition including an orchestra, a choir, and solists, using texts from the Bible, designed for concert performance.

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