BM Reading Assignment #4 Name _____________________________ Unit VI Chapter 19 What is the time frame of the Baroque period in music? Chapter 20 Define: Monody Figured bass Basso Continuo What is the Baroque doctrine of the affections? What work and written by whom, helped establish the major/minor tonality? What types of dynamics were produced on the keyboard instruments? What are the major differences between the early and the late Baroque music? Unit VII Chapter 21 What is an opera? Name the first great master of the Italian opera and a couple of his works. Define the following: Recitative secco Recitative accompagnato Aria Da capo aria Chorus Overture Libretto What was the early opera in France called and who was the most important composer? Name the first master of the English opera, his most important work, and the date of its premiere. Chapter 22 What was Barbara Strozzi best known for as a musician? What is the “Cantata”? Chapter 23 Who was the master of the sacred cantata and how many, approximately, did he write? What is the “Chorale” and how did it evolve? Who was the master of the “Chorale”? What was the most important work of Bach for keyboard and what was its relevance? Chapter 24 What are the two vocal forms in which Handel excelled? Give examples. Name the most famous Handel’s oratorio and explain its structure (form). Unit VIII Chapter 25 Which section of instruments was the core of the Baroque ensemble and what instruments did it include? What were the three important keyboard instruments called and what were the differences in their playing technique? Define the following terms: Sonata (describe the difference between the trio sonata and solo sonata) Concerto (describe the difference between the solo concerto and concerto grosso). Name four instrumental virtuosos and the instruments they played and composed for. Name the composer and the work that epitomize the principle of word painting. What is a Ritornello? Chapter 26 What is the Baroque Suite? Explain the form and components of the suite. What is the Passacaglia based on? Explain the difference between the French and Italian overtures? Define the Prelude. What compositional technique is the Fugue based on? Name different parts of the fugue and explain what happens in them.