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Baroque Opera & Its Components

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Stephen Cook

on 17 March 2016

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Transcript of Baroque Opera & Its Components

Baroque Opera & Its Components
large-scale music drama that combines poetry, acting, scenery, & costumes
OPERA
Recitative & Aria
Aria
da capo aria
Ensembles: duets, trios, quartets, etc.
Overtures
& Sinfonias
libretto vs. librettist
Florentine Camerata
Monody

Claudio Monteverdi
Coronation of Poppea
Opera in Italy
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Opera in France
born in Italy, worked in France
Louis XIV

rejected Italian influence
founded French opera (tragédie lyrique)
Henry Purcell
Opera in England
Aria:
“When I am laid in earth”
ground bass (ostinato)

Chorus: "Come Away Fellow Sailors"
Major key; strophic form
http://wwnorton.com/college/music/ilg/ENJ_12/PurcellComeAway.html
http://wwnorton.com/college/music/ilg/ENJ_12/PurcellDidosLament.html
Masque
Dido & Aeneas
Chorus
Handel
"Solomon"
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