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When Baroque Music became popular it is said to be the expression of the "perfect order" of the entire universe and everything in it. Baroque Music is meant to flow along easily even though two or more different lines of music are being played together simultaneously in a bizarre yet exuberant fashion. Basically, a piece of work during the Baroque Music period would sound like a slightly advanced version of a lesson in music you would give to a child beginning to play music except you could combine two or more into one piece of work in an effortless way. When done properly, the music during the baroque period brought about a sense of peace and harmony in the world as you would hear its melodies being played.
Click here to listen to Harpsichord Partita 6 BMV 830
For the most part, Bach seemed to dominate and become the legend of this era of music. When he passed away people worried at first if baroque music would even survive. However, the many teachings of Bach during his life proved to pay off. It paid off when some of his students who followed his work were able to pick it up and continue working to keep baroque music very much alive.
This genre of music is really centered on the organ and/or the harpsichord. There are some other instruments included in most baroque songs as well to give the song different feelings of intensity, mood etc. In fact, there were instruments that were seemingly created just for the purposes of baroque music. They chose more wooden versions of instruments instead of the metal ones just for the softer sound that will be produced for the listening experience. They wanted to make sure that all the instruments blended very well because the best baroque music is an expression that included blending and meshing well and a sense of balance for the listener.
Click the player here to listen to Concerto BWV 595 Pedal-harpsichord
What is so interesting in the baroque music community is that there seems to be an ongoing debate on whether any new given performances are authentic to the craft or not. The level of commitment to the crafting of a baroque performance and the love and passion for the music by all parties involved is very crucial. Every part whether it is for a few seconds or most of the piece has to be felt by the listener. However, you can't take your time too much or go too quickly with a baroque piece or it can totally lose its meaning altogether and you will lose the audience.
Click the player here to listen to Bach: Partita in C Minor BWV 997
We have had a few pieces of baroque music spread through this article for you and we hope that you have been able to fully enjoy them. If you would like to return again to continue listening to the pieces we have and more just bookmark our page for future references. We also have a few more pieces posted below if you would like to take a listen to those as well.
Click here to listen to Johann Joseph Fux - Capricio et Fugue
Click here to listen to Bach - Concerto for 4 Harpsichords BWV 1065 in a (after Vivaldi)
Click here to listen to Bach: Violin and Harpsichord Sonata