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Baroque (around 1600 - 1750)

This period marks the golden age of polyphony in European musical culture, but also the slowly growing awareness of another musical texture – homophony. In this period, the rules of polyphonic counterpoint become firmly established. Secular and religious music both flourish in this period. Although new music is still mainly supported and promoted by the religious and aristocratic powers, a growing market of music-for-the-masses sees the opening of the first opera houses and concert halls.

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Juan Arañés

Un Sarao de la Chacona

SATB

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Air on the G String

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With cello.

Transcribed for Soprano

Canzona for Organ BWV 588

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Chorale #5 Ein Lämmlein geht...

SATB / TBGC
Hymn Format

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Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld. Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Chorale #7 Nun lob mein Seel den Herren

SATB / TBGC
Hymn Format

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Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Chorale #74 O Haupt Voll Blut und Wunden

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Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Chorale #117 O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben

SATB / TBGC
Hymn Format

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Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Gavotte from French Suite No. 5

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Transcribed for Soprano; transcribed for Great Bass

 

Trio Sonata No. 4, Andante

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

ATB

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 22

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 24

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Transcribed for Soprano

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Fugue 1

ATBG

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 2

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 6

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 7

in E Flat Major

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Adriano Banchieri

Canzon La Galuppa

ATBG (S)

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Sinfonia

SATB / TBGC

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William Boyce

 

Largo and Fuga from Concerto Grosso in E minor

ATBG

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Dieterich Buxtehude

 

Organ Prelude BuxWV 143

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If playing with the attached MP3 sound files, it is recommended to print out the Full Score. This piece is tricky to count without a conductor.

 

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Prelude from Te Deum

ATBG

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Arcangelo Corelli

Sonata da Chiesa, Op. 3, No. 1 - Grave

AAB (S) / TTG

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Grave is the first movement of the Sonata da Chiesa.

Transcribed for Soprano

Sonata da Chiesa, Op. 3, No. 1 - Vivace

AAB (S)

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Vivace is the final, fast movement of the Sonata da Chiesa.

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Sonata da Chiesa, Op. 3, No. 1 - Vivace

TTG

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Vivace is the final, fast movement of the Sonata da Chiesa.

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François Couperin

 

Lauda Sion salvatorem

TTG / AAB

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Johann Jakob Froberger

Ricercare No. 9 in E Minor

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