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Baroque II (around 1660 - 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.

Music History

Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Air on the G String

AATBG (S)

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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

MP3 Playback: Higher

00:00 / 02:39

MP3 Playback: Lower

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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

SATB / TBGC
Hymn Format

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MP3 Playback: TBGC

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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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MP3 Playback: TBGC

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Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Gavotte from French Suite No. 5

ATB (S)(G)

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Transcribed for Soprano; transcribed for Great Bass

Gavotte

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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TBG version is on the tile below.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

TBG

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ATB version is on the tile above.

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 1, Fugue 14

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 6

ATB

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In the video, the Fugue starts at 1:50.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 7

in E Flat Major

SATB

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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 9

ATBG

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In the video, the Fugue starts at 4:35.

William Boyce (1711-1779)

Boyce

Largo and Fuga from Concerto Grosso in E minor

ATBG

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Couperin

François Couperin (1668-1733)

Lauda Sion salvatorem

TTG / AAB

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Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

Greene

O clap your hands

SSATB

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See the TTBGC version below.

O clap your hands

TTBGC

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See the SSATB version above.

Handel

George Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)

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.

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Pergolesi

Trio Sonata No. 1, Movt 1

ATB

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Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)

Quantz

Sonata for 3 Flutes in D Major, Movts 1-3

AAT

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The slow MP3 takes no repeats. In the video, the flutists are using a slightly different score. TTB version on the tile below.

Sonata for 3 Flutes in D Major, Movts 1-3

TTB

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The slow MP3 takes no repeats. In the video, the flutists are using a slightly different score. AAT version on the tile above.

Schickhardt

Johann Christian Schickhardt (1682-1762)

Adagio from Concerto for 4 recorders
Op. 19, No. 2

AAAAC (or cello)

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The sound file uses a Cello in place of the Contrabass.

Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

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.

Suite Burlesque - II Les Scaramouches

ATTBBGC (S)

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Les Scaramouches begins at 4:25 in the video.

Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Concerto in G Major - Finale

AT (BC)

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In the video, start at 5:26.

Trio Sonata RV 81

AAC (B)

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The Slow MP3 Playback takes no repeats.

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