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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

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751)

Albinoni

Trio Sonata, Op 1 No 1 Movts 3 and 4

AAG

Largo and Allegro begin at 3:16 on the video.

Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Air on the G String

AATBG (S)

With cello.

Canzona for Organ BWV 588

ATBG (S)

Chorale #5 Ein Lämmlein geht...

SATB / TBGC ; Hymn Format

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

Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Chorale #74 O Haupt Voll Blut und Wunden

SATB / TBGC ; Hymn Format

Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Chorale #117 O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben

SATB / TBGC ; Hymn Format

Here are all 371 Bach Chorales in hymn format.

Gavotte

Gavotte from French Suite No. 5

ATB (S)(G)

Trio Sonata No. 4, Andante

TBG / SAG

The MP3s use TGB.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

ATB

TBG version is on the tile below.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 9

TBG

ATB version is on the tile above.

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 22

AATBG

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Prelude 24

AT (S) + cello

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Fugue 1

ATBG / SATB

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, Fugue 14

ATBG

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 2

ATBG

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

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 6

ATB

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

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 7 in E Flat Major

SATB

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, Fugue 9

ATBG

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

William Boyce (1711-1779)

Boyce

Largo and Fuga from Concerto Grosso in E minor

ATBG

Couperin

François Couperin (1668-1733)

Lauda Sion salvatorem

TTG / AAB

Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

Greene

O clap your hands

SSATB

See the TTBGC version below.

O clap your hands

TTBGC

See the SSATB version above.

Élisabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729)

de La Guerre

Grave and Allegro from Sonata 2

ATBC

The Grave movement uses notes inégales.

Handel

George Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)

Gavotte from Oreste

SAB / TBG

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

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

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