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This week Shannon McCracken gives us a brief overview of the key musical elements, styles and genres of the Baroque era.

Genres and musical works covered in this video include:

  • Opera – Dido and Aeneas (Composer: Henry Purcell):
    • “They hand, Belinda” (Recitative)
    • “When I am Laid in Earth” (Aria)
    • “With Drooping Wings” (Chorus)
  • Oratorio – Messiah (Composer: George Frideric Handel):
    • “Hallelujah!” (Chorus)
  • Cantata – Cantata No. 80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach):
    • First Movement (Choral Fugue)


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