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Name: The Baroque Period (1600-1750)
ID: m20166
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module represents information and suggestions regarding the performance of music from the Baroque period, usually defined as 1600-1750. The pulsating rhythm, soprano-bass polarity, harmonic drive, and the Doctrine of Affections are illustrative of the music of this period. An explanation of several rhythmic devices is given as well as suggestions regarding choral performance. A sample list of composers and of choral compositions of the period is provided.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: baroque, choral, dynamics, music, period, quality, rhythm, technique, tempo, texture, tone
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Gordon Lamb (
Copyright Holders: Gordon Lamb (
Maintainers: Gordon Lamb (, Jennifer Thornhill (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Sep 18, 2008 11:05 am -0500
Last revision to module: Dec 8, 2009 11:49 am -0600


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Version: 1.2 Dec 8, 2009 11:49 am -0600 by Jennifer Thornhill
Small modifications made.

Version: 1.1 Mar 11, 2009 9:58 am -0500 by Jennifer Thornhill
This is the first version of this module.

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