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  1. 1. The Baroque Music Period (1600-1750) General Music Grades 4-6 K. Mackie
  2. 2. What should I know about the Baroque Period? <ul><li>Baroque Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Baroque Composers </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Discoveries </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to U.S.A. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Baroque Instruments
  4. 4. ORGAN <ul><li>Keyboard wind instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly associated with church music </li></ul><ul><li>First invented in the 3 rd century BC </li></ul>
  5. 5. Harpsichord <ul><li>Similar to piano </li></ul><ul><li>Strings played by plucking rather than hammering </li></ul><ul><li>Lost popularity when the pianoforte was invented </li></ul>
  6. 6. Baroque Composers
  7. 7. Johann Sebastian Bach <ul><li>Member of a large musical family </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite instrument was the organ </li></ul><ul><li>His death in 1750 marked the end of the Baroque Period in music </li></ul>
  8. 8. George Frideric Handel <ul><li>Born in Germany, studied music in Italy, and lived mainly in England </li></ul><ul><li>Best known for his vocal works </li></ul><ul><li>Went blind late in his life. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Antonio Vivaldi <ul><li>The son of a professional violinist </li></ul><ul><li>Was a Catholic priest </li></ul><ul><li>Composed The Four Seasons. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scientific Discoveries <ul><li>People were beginning to trust their own minds </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists such as Galileo and Newton were unlocking the secrets of the universe </li></ul><ul><li>Telescope </li></ul><ul><li>Microscope </li></ul>
  11. 11. During the Baroque Period… <ul><li>The first permanent British colony is formed in Jamestown, VA,(1607) </li></ul><ul><li>The first African slaves are brought to British America(1619) </li></ul><ul><li>20 young women are tried and killed for witchcraft in Salem, Mass.(1692) </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington is born in Virginia. (1732) </li></ul>