Music History II

  1. Air
    English or French song fo solo voice with accomp
  2. Ouverture
    French for "opening" introduces an opera
  3. Notes inegales
    Way of performing French music in which passages notate i sort, even durations are performed by alternating longer notes on the beat with shorter offbeats to produce a lilting rhythm
  4. Masque
    English entertainment involving poetry, music, dance, costumes, choruses, and elaborate sets, akin to the French court ballet
  5. Semi opera/ Henry Purcell
    Dramatic opera with music excerpts/ "One hit" opera composer in England
  6. Solo sonata/ trio sonata/ Arcangelo Corelli/ da chiesa/ da camera
    Solo violin with continuo/ two treble instruments and basso continuo/ First important composer to employ the use of tonality in compositions/ for church/ for chamber
  7. Concerto grosso/ ripieno/ concertino
    Small ensemble against large/all or full/ small ensemble
  8. Ritornello/ Ritornello Procedure
    Little return of an insturmental passage/ Usually played at the beginning, interludes, and at the end; sometimes played throughout, in varied form
  9. Antonio Vivaldi/Ospedale Della Perta
    Best known Italian composer of the early 18; virtuoso violinist, master teacher, and popular composer of opera, cantatas, sacred music; especially known for his concertos/ one of four "hospitals" in Venice, homes for orphaned, illegitimte, or poor boys and girls, run like strict boarding schools
  10. George Frederic Handel/ Opera Seria
    Famous composer of Opera and Oratorio, consummate master of contrast/ Genre of Italian opera on a serious subject but normally with a happy ending, usually withou comic characters or scenes
  11. Senesino
    A castratto
  12. Da cappo aria
    and aria sung and then repeated
  13. English Oratorio
    Use of chorus, not intended for church, borrowed and reworked from himself
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