Music history Music plays a vital part in ourhistory. From the beginning of time music was used as a source of entertainmentor a way of worship. They’re many different varieties of music. In this articlewe will be delving into some of three different music time periods; the baroqueperiod and the classical period and the romantic period. The Baroque Period refers roughly totime spent between the 1600s and 1750s this period came directly after therenaissance. The trade mark of baroque music is that of drama and intensityeven the architecture was very ornate and had a lot of embellishments.
Duringthis time things started to shift from religion to science and from sacred tosecular. During this time opera was invented, and the instrumental genre rosein popularity and in complexity. Baroque music was fixated in projecting onclear distinct emotion throughout a song. The general sound of classical music wasmore of a light tone. This era aided in creating many musical genres such as cantata,oratorio, solo concerto and sonata. Unlike the baroque era in which everythingwas very complicated and intense the classical era was more simplified anddeveloped more clarity. In the baroque era polyphony which is multiple melodieshappening at the same time was very popular in that era, however during theclassical era we started to see more of a single melody which means one melody.In the classical era composers started to get a lot more specific about thedynamics in their music.
During this era people would go to a theater to listento classical music which was not popular before. The piano was a popularinstrument during this era. The classical era also consisted of Sonatas. Inthis period the sonata had three to four movements.The romantic Era came directlyafter the classical era leading directly into modern day music. During thistime the industrial revolution was in full effect generally served as aninspiration for composers of the time and led to the creation of better keysfor woodwind and brass instruments.
This allowed musicians to play at ease. Therise of nationalism also played a huge role in music at this time manycomposers displayed music that displayed the pride that they had for theircountries. This period also consisted of many important historical figures suchas Charles Darwin: who released On the Origin Species which is now one used asthe most basic principles of biology. In conclusion learning so much aboutthe history of music and how music evolved made me notice that music plays ahuge role in our society in general. I noticed that with each time period the kindof music produced went along with the events that went on at the time. It’samazing to know although the history of the music a is from a very long timeago those types of music are still very much alive today. Music is something that will continue to inspireus and will continue to grow along with human kind.