The Baroque Era or "the new music":

considered even more expressive than ever in the past!

Advances in instrument making

Instruments during the Baroque Era were made using gut as string and woodwind instruments were all truly made of wood.

Purposes of the music

  • court music was used to entertain aristocrats for dinner, as well as music for concerts, the chapel , and operas.
  • oratorio was meant to tell biblical stories.
  • cantatas (depending on the form) were used for either theatrical performances or to tell a story.