Year 7 Music History 1
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    Year 7 Music History 1

    The Medieval and Baroque Periods

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    What are we doing today

    • LI: To understand an overview of Medieval Music and understand the characteristics of Baroque Music

    • Success: Completing the Listening task and showing understanding of the two music styles.

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    Lets wind back the clock shall we

    • Way back in the medieval period what group had the most power?

    • Was the society similar to what we have today or very different?

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    Medieval Period Crash Course

    • During the Middle Ages the Roman Catholic Church was an integral part of the development of music.

    • Back then the church was the main wealth and power and as such they were patrons of the arts

    • Wealthy members of society would contract musicians to create works for them and often for the church

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    Medieval Crash Course

    • For a musician seeking work they would often seek out fellow ensembles or approach the church and its supporters

    • Some musicians were lucky to have a wealthy patron, who would pay them to compose and perform works within their estates as a full time job

    • Royalty were important patrons of the arts. They would employ composers to write works for special events often praising particular kings or queens

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    • Over time during this period musical notation was developed as the music began to become more complex

    • The idea of using chorus within the church was also created during this time where members would sing as a group during prayer

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    Which group had the most influence on music in the middle ages

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    The Catholic Church

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    What is patronage?

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    Where someone makes their own music to express themselves

    Where experimented with music

    Where wealthy persons or royalty would hire musicians to compose music for significant events

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    Is the medieval period the first recorded era of music history?

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    Baroque Period

    • This period occurred between around 1600-1750

    • During this time the way that music was written was beginning to change

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    Baroque Period Composers

    • Composers from this time included

    • Antonio Vivaldi

    • George Frederic Handel

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Vivaldi was an Italian composer, teacher and Catholic priest.

    Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Spring


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    Water Music


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    Badiniere Suite No.2

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    How do we identify Baroque Music?

    Baroque music has been known to include the following traits.

    • Repetition - where a musical idea or theme is repeated throughout a song or part
    • Scales - A combination of notes that make up a Major or Minor key
    • Sequences - A sequence is the restatement of a musical idea at a higher or lower pitch in the same voice.
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    Textures in Music

    • Texture - The number of musical ideas or themes being played at once

    • Baroque music often uses polyphonic textures

    • Polyphonic - two or more

    • Often this makes the music Contrapuntal - This is where both melodies are equally important instead of having one main melody.

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    • Bach's Toccata and Fugue In D Minor

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

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    Types of Instruments

    • During this time composers were able to use

    • Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass

    • Woodwind - Recorder, Wooden Flute, Oboe and Bassoon

    • Brass - Trumpets and horns

    • Percussion - Timpani

    • Keyboard - Harpsichord

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    Types of Baroque Music

    • Religious singing was extremely common during this time and many composers/musicians were working for the church

    • Baroque Concertos were often call Concerto grosso or Great concerto as there was more than one solo instrument accompanied by orchestras

    • A standard concerto was also common during this time - where one solo instrument was accompanied by orchestra

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    Listening Task 1

    Now lets practice identifying some of the things we have talked about.

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