Music in the Restoration Period

by Vanessa Sanders


The music in the restoration period was a transition from the more complex style of music in the Baroque Era to more straightforward, logical, and predictable in the Classical Era.

Canon in D

  • By Johann Pachelbel
  • Written as a chorale for 3 violins
  • Predictable and repetitive

Piano was invented

  • By Bartolomeo Cristofori
  • 1700
  • One of the primary instruments in the Classical Era

Toccata and Fugue in D minor

  • By Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Created to show off his skill at the piano
  • Because of this composition music was influenced by being more complex

William Croft

  • English composer and organist
  • Wrote works for the coronation of King George I in 1715
  • Also composed works for Queen Anne's funeral


  • An oratorio composed by George Fredric Handel
  • Introduced the technique called text painting (where musical notes reflect the lyrics)
  • Ornamented piece that was meant to be a scriptural anthology

Laurence Albert

"The Trumpet Shall Sound!" from The Messiah - George Frideric Handel by Laurence Albert

Symphony No. 94

  • By Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Known as father of symphony and string quartets
  • AKA "Surprise" symphony because it changed from a quiet to a sudden loud chorus unpredictably

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

  • Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Very repetitive and straightforward


Canon in D major (best version) by hedonista

Cristiano Ronaldo

Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Cristiano Ronaldo

Works cited:

"The Restoration and the 18th Century." Web. 04 Feb. 2016.