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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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MP3 instruments: guitar, castanets, tambourine.

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

Air on the G String

AATBG (S)

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With cello.

Transcribed for soprano

Chorale #5 Ein Lämmlein geht

SATB / TBGC

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Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld.

Chorale #7 Nun lob mein Seel den Herren

SATB / TBGC

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Chorale #74 O Haupt Voll Blut und Wunden

SATB / TBGC

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Chorale #117 O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben

SATB / TBGC

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Trio Sonata No. 4, Andante

TBG / SAG

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The MP3s use TBG.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

ATB

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

TBG

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 22

AATBG

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 24

AT (S) + cello

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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

ATBG

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In the video, the Fugue starts at 2:20.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 7

in E Flat Major

SATB

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In the video, the Fugue starts at 2:20.

 

Adriano Banchieri

Sinfonia

SATB / TBGC

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There is a 4 foot and an 8 foot version of the score.
The MP3 is a combo of all 8 parts.

 

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Prelude from Te Deum

ATBG

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The regular MP3 has notes inégales and added trumpet. 
The video continues past the Prelude.

 

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.

TTG version is on the tile below. Transcribed for Soprano

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

TTG

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

AAB (S) version is on the tile above.

 

Johann Jakob Froberger

Ricercare No. 9 in E Minor

ATBG (S)

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George Friedrich Handel

Gavotte from Oreste

SAB / TBG

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In the video, start at 45:35. The score file has both SAB and TBG.

Regular MP3 instruments: harpsichord, cello, trumpet.

Sonata in F, Movements 2 and 3

AAB / AAG

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In the video, Grave starts at 2:40. TTG/TTC version is on the tile below.

Sonata in F, Movements 2 and 3

TTG / TTC

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In the video, Grave starts at 2:40. AAB/AAG version is on the tile above.

Marin Marais

 

Rondeau from Suite No.1 in C Major

ATBG

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The fast MP3 has trumpet and notes inégales.

 

Claudio Monteverdi

Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa in illo tempore

AATBBG (S)

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From Missa I: In illo tempore.
Transcribed for Soprano

 

Michael Praetorius

Bourée

SATB / TBGC

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MP3s are SATB.

Courante

SATB / TBGC

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MP3s have all 8 parts and drums.

 

Henry Purcell

Dido and Aeneas Selections

ATBG (S)

Into the Hills and the Vales

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Thanks to These Lonesome Vales

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With Drooping Wings

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Video sections start at: 14:30, 25:50, and 50:00.
Transcribed for Soprano

 

Paolo Quagliati

Recercate et Canzone 7

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

 

Georg Philipp Telemann

Allegro from Concerto In D Major, TWV 40:202

AAAA

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TTTT version is on the tile below.

Allegro from Concerto In D Major, TWV 40:202

TTTT

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Alternatively, this can be played by four Sopranos.

AAAA version is on the tile above.

 

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto in G Major - Finale

AT (BC)

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In the video, start at 5:26.