If It Isn't Baroque, Don't Fix It!

Baroque music, what is it?

The Basics

If you have found your way to this pamphlet, chances are you have background knowledge on the beauty of the baroque style of music. If not, then here are the basics!


What is Baroque Music?


Baroque Music is a western style of music that came immediately after the renaissance and was immediately followed by the rise of classical music. It was the first time that instrumental music had been considered important in Western Europe.


When was baroque music popular?


Baroque Music was popular during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Western Europe.

How did it sound?

Based off of the limited -- but amazing -- experience I have with listening to such music, I can tell you that the type of music encompasses a large range of feelings and instruments. Some of the songs utilize lyricists while others are solely instrumental, however either of the two styles can be any mood. I listened to both, slower more sentimental pieces and quicker tempo-ed celebratory pieces that leave the listener feeling enlightened.

Types of Instruments Used

Harpsichord

Lute

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Trumpet

Horn

Sackbut

Recorder

Flute

Oboe

Bassoon

Piano

Major Baroque Composers (1600-1800)