The Greatness of Instrumental Music

Instrumental music during the Baroque Era

Instruments played during the Baroque era included the trumpet, trombone, horn, recorder, violin, cello, lute, organ, and harpsichord. Advances in instrument making were that more instruments were made that worked better than ever before. The examples of new instruments included the sonata. Forms of compositions written for various instruments were the classical style and court music. The purpose of music written for instruments was to entertain people in Western Music and provide music at important events. Composers who contributed to the instrumental music genre were Claudio Montiverdi, Henry Purcell, George Frederic Handel, Barbara Strozzi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart, and Joseph Haydn.