Music in the Baroque Era

Western European music in the Baroque Era 1600-1800

Baroque Music

Instruments Played

String instruments such as the lute, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Brass instruments like the trumpet, horn were used. Popular wind instruments included the recorder, flute, oboe and bassoon. Baroque keyboard music was often composed for the organ or harpsichord. Occasionally, baroque composers utilized other unique and lesser-known instruments.

Advances in instrument making

Some advances in instrument making are quite exciting and fascinating because you learn about how the instrument is built. Knowing all the details about your instrument help you take care of it better.

Forms of compositions written

There are many different forms of compositions like for example operas, sonata, concerto. All of those compositions contribute to make the music better with different sounding instruments/voices. The audience loves surprises so it's good to change up the forms.

Purpose of music

The purpose of music written for instruments is to have have the musicians know where the dynamics are and even key change. Having the music is a vital because it shows you what you need to have to perform in front of the audiences.

Composers 1600-1800

There are several well-known composers of baroque music, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and many more. All of these composers contributed to the music genre by coming up with these incredible pieces that have been performed for centuries.