Posted: October 17th, 2013
Baroque to the classical period’s music
Music is a form of art that allows one to express his or her emotions and ideas by moving ones body in rhythm. There are different types of music styles like Romantic music, Jazz music, baroque and classical, just but to mention a few. Music is also a form of art and culture that unites people from all lifestyles. Music brings about peace and harmony. It is fun when one is dancing to favorite tune. Music helps us connect with the universe.
Baroque music is a music style that uses drama to convey its message. It existed from 1600 to 1750. Instruments used during the baroque era include, the violin, organ, harpsichord among others. One of its earliest composers was Johann Sebastian Bach. Born in 1685 and died in 1750. He started singing in his church choir when he was just a boy. His father taught him how to play instruments like the violin. When Johann grew into a more mature adult, he started composing his own music. He is well known for his passions like, St.Matthew passion, St.John passion and the St. Mark passion.
Classical music is a form of instrumental music. It existed from 1750 to 1820. Classical music is played while sitting down on a stool. Some of the instruments used in classical music included the piano harpsichord and the organ. Different instruments were played at the same time. One of its earliest composers was Ludwig van Beethoven. He was born in 1770 and died in 1827. He used his imagination and composed great compositions despite the fact that he was deaf. His greatest compositions include the missa solemnis, violin concerto and the eroica.
Romantic music is a form of classical music style. It existed from 1790 to 1820. This music style uses lyrics and instruments to express emotions. Instruments used in romantic music are the same as those used in classical music. It involves slow body movement. One of the earliest composers of romantic music was Jean Sibelius who lived from 1865 to 1957. He was best known for his compositions like finlandia, the swan of tuonela and valse triste. Jean Sibelius loved the out doors. He got his inspiration to compose music from nature and beautiful art. Sometimes, he could express his emotions by drawing what he felt in his heart. He then found words to match his art. Later he would be recording his new song.
Jazz music style came about at the beginning of the 20th century. It brought the African and American music style together. By mixing up both music styles jazz music was born. It was known for its famous dance style, the swing. Instruments used while playing jazz music include, a guitar, drums, piano just but to name a few. A jazz musician could add a comic statement to his or her lyrics just to entertain the audience. One of the earliest composers of jazz music was Louis Armstrong. He lived from1900 to 1971. He started playing instruments at a very young age. His favorite was the trumpet. He was known for composing, what a wonderful world, hello dolly and west end blues.
Some of these compositions are still played to this day. The composers may have died but their music still lives on. They are mostly remembered by the message in their songs. Their legacy still lives on. Music has been categorized as a form of communication. It understands different languages and cultures. Music is soothing. It is beautiful and artistic.
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