An allemande (allemanda, almain(e), or alman(d), French: "German (dance)") is a renaissance and baroque dance, and one of the most popular instrumental dance styles in baroque music, with notable examples by Couperin, Purcell, Bach and Handel.
The gavotte (also gavot or gavote) is a French dance, taking its name from a folk dance of the Gavot, the people of the Pays de Gap region of Dauphiné in the southeast of France, where the dance originated according to one source.
A quodlibet (/ˈkwɒdləˌbɛt/; Latin for "whatever you wish" from quod, "what" and libet, "pleases") is a musical composition that combines several different melodies—usually popular tunes—in counterpoint, and often in a light-hearted, humorous manner.
In music, a chorale prelude is a short liturgical composition for organ using a chorale tune as its basis.
A ricercar (Italian pronunciation: [ritʃɛr'kare], also spelled ricercare, recercar, recercare) is a type of late Renaissance and mostly early Baroque instrumental composition.
Romanesca was a melodic-harmonic formula popular from the mid 16th to early 17th centuries, used as an aria formula for singing poetry and as a subject for instrumental variation.
A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition, usually a partsong, of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras.
A minuet (/ˌmɪnjuːˈɛt/; also spelled menuet), is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 34 time.
The sarabande (from French sarabande, itself derived from Spanish zarabanda) is a dance in triple metre.
Unmeasured or non-measured prelude is a prelude in which the duration of each note is left to the performer.
The Collegium Musicum was one of several types of musical societies that arose in German and German-Swiss cities and towns during the Reformation and thrived into the mid-18th century.
The Seicento [ˌsɛiˈtʃɛnto] is Italian history and culture during the 17th century.
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is a primary source of keyboard music from the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods in England, i.
The French overture is a musical form widely used in the Baroque period.
New Bach Edition
The New Bach Edition (NBE), in German Neue Bach-Ausgabe (NBA), is the second complete edition of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, published by Bärenreiter.
The gigue (/ʒiːɡ/; French pronunciation: [ʒiɡ]) or giga (Italian: [ˈdʒiːɡa]) is a lively baroque dance originating from the British jig.
Pachelbel's Canon is the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo (German: Kanon und Gigue für 3 Violinen mit Generalbaß) (PWC 37, T. 337, PC 358), sometimes referred to as Canon and Gigue in D or simply Canon in D.
Bergamask, bergomask, bergamesca, or bergamasca (from the town of Bergamo in Northern Italy), is a dance and associated melody and chord progression.
In poetry, the term monody has become specialized to refer to a poem in which one person laments another's death.
The bourrée (also borrèia and, in England, borry or bore) is a dance of French origin and the words and music that accompany it.
Spanish Golden Age
The Spanish Golden Age (Spanish: Siglo de Oro [ˈsiɣlo ðe ˈoɾo], "Golden Century") is a period of flourishing in arts and literature in Spain, coinciding with the political rise and decline of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty.
The courante, corrente, coranto and corant are some of the names given to a family of triple metre dances from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era.
The German Bach-Gesellschaft (Bach Society) was a society formed in 1850 for the express purpose of publishing the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach without editorial additions.
Fanfare-Rondeau is a classical rondeau from the first Suite de Symphonies by the French composer Jean-Joseph Mouret.
The Neumeister Collection is a compilation of 82 chorale preludes found in a manuscript copy produced by Johann Gottfried Neumeister (1757–1840).
The verso is a genre in Iberian organ music, a local variant of the organ mass verset or alternatim.
The siciliana [sitʃiˈljaːna] or siciliano [sitʃiˈljaːno] (also known as the sicilienne [sisiljɛn]) is a musical style or genre often included as a movement within larger pieces of music starting in the Baroque period.
Chorale cantata cycle
Johann Sebastian Bach's chorale cantata cycle is the year-cycle of church cantatas he started composing in Leipzig from the first Sunday after Trinity in 1724.
Air de cour
The Air de cour was a popular type of secular vocal music in France in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period, from about 1570 until around 1650.
A battaglia is a form of renaissance and baroque programme music imitating a battle.
The Concert Spirituel was one of the first public concert series in existence.
Sã qui turo zente pleta
"Sã qui turo zente pleta" (English: "All here are black people") is a Portuguese villancico for Christmas.
Chanson pour boire
Chanson pour boire is a term for a French drinking song, frequently coupled with chanson pour danser (or "song for dancing").
Concerted madrigal is a madrigal music style in which any number of voices combine with instruments, whether just basso continuo or basso continuo and others.
The lute song was a generic form of music in the late Renaissance and very early Baroque eras, generally consisting of a singer accompanying himself on a lute, though lute songs may often have been performed by a singer and a separate lutenist.
In music, a chorale concerto is a short sacred composition for one or more voices and instruments, principally from the very early German Baroque era.
Chorale cantata (Bach)
There are 52 chorale cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach surviving in at least one complete version.
In music, a chorale monody was a type of a sacred composition of the very early German Baroque era.
The chorale motet was a type of musical composition in mostly Protestant parts of Europe, principally Germany, and mainly during the 16th century.
A chorale partita is a large-scale multimovement piece of music based on a chorale and written for a keyboard instrument.
Harmonia Caelestis is a cycle of 55 sacred cantatas attributed to the Hungarian composer Paul I, 1st Prince Esterházy of Galántha (1635–1713) and published in 1711.