Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Orchestra Music / June 19, 2019

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

View biography in full page > As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, Nicholas McGegan - long hailed as one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation (London Independent) and an expert in 18th-century style (The New Yorker) - is increasingly recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods. Through 27 years…

What instruments are used in Baroque music?
Instruments / May 30, 2019

What instruments are used in Baroque music?

The Baroque Period in music is dated from 1600-1750. The Baroque Period followed the Renaissance Period and preceded the Classical Period. There were many influential composers during this period, and there were vast changes in the form and purpose of music during this time. This site is designed will describe the instruments of the Baroque Era, the style and musical…

Baroque period instruments
Instruments / May 10, 2019

Baroque period instruments

Handel Choir of Baltimore performs baroque, classical and early-romantic music with instruments modeled on those used in original performances. An Introduction to Period Instruments The following introduction is excerpted from program notes authored by Christoph Richter, concertmaster of the Handel Choir Period Instrument Orchestra, and Melinda O Neal . Music in the…

Baroque string instrument
Instruments / April 20, 2019

Baroque string instrument

These instruments are made in the Charlie Ogle Workshop in Beijing. They are set up and adjusted by Charlie Ogle. All instruments are set up and ready to play. Padded cloth cases are included unless otherwise indicated. All instruments have hand carved spruce tops. Backs and sides are maple. Instrument Pictures Description Price (regular/deluxe) Baroque Violin with…

baroque wind instruments
Instruments / March 31, 2019

baroque wind instruments

The instruments of the late 17th century - especially the woodwind instruments - indicate a changing sound ideal. Shawms and in parts also recorders are replaced by oboes and transverse flutes, both of which allow for more nuances while playing. The precious oboe with ivory parts, made by the Parisian instrument maker Dupuis, still has the fontanelle in common with…

Baroque dates
Baroque Music Elements / March 11, 2019

Baroque dates

Get into the Christmas spirit with seasonal instrumental favourites in the gorgeous candlelit atmosphere of our region’s beautiful churches. Programme includes Corelli’s Christmas Concerto , Albinoni’s Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D minor and Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons. Royal Northern Sinfonia Thursday 1 December St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington…

Baroque Keyboard instruments
Instruments / February 19, 2019

Baroque Keyboard instruments

The pipe organ was among the first of the keyboard instruments during the Baroque period. It produces notes by allowing air to flow through reeds called pipes, causing a somewhat tooty sound. Organs were very popular in church music, and was often viewed as an instrument of praise. Baroque composers, however, took the instrument very seriously and professional musicians…

Baroque dynamics
Baroque Music Elements / January 30, 2019

Baroque dynamics

Here s an extract from The Cambridge Music Guide which appears to credit the Baroque era with introducing more dynamic range than existed in previous renaissance music: One of the most important creations of the Baroque was the concept of contrast. Renaissance music is typified by its flowing, interweaving lines, most commonly four or five in number, each of them…

Baroque music instruments list
Instruments / January 10, 2019

Baroque music instruments list

Sundays at 8am: Sunday Baroque , hosted by Suzanne Bona is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi s Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric Handel s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music Suites, and Johann Sebastian Bach s…

Sfo Orchestra
Orchestra Music / December 21, 2018

Sfo Orchestra

The history of Seattle Festival Orchestra goes back nearly 50 years into Seattle’s past. The former dean of the UW School of Music, the legendary Dr. Stanley Chapple, founded Musician’s Emeritus Symphony Orchestra in 1977 at the mayor of Seattle’s request. As a post-retirement project for himself, Dr. Chapple established the orchestra originally to create an orchestra…

concert nj
Baroque Music Elements / December 1, 2018

concert nj

By Bobby Olivier | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com We survived the endless rains of March and April. We survived the infuriating shore traffic of Memorial Day Weekend. We made it, you guys — we made it to summer concert season! There are a ton of huge tours coming to New Jersey this summer, from classic rock and old-school acts to the hottest pop stars, festivals and…

Baroque church music
Baroque Music Elements / November 11, 2018

Baroque church music

Concerts and Recitals Night Baroque Music of Poland s Golden Age Chant21 singers & players invites you to an exceptional concert premiering splendid vocal instrumental music of the early baroque era in Poland. Under the direction of one of the Ireland’s leading tenors Jacek Wislocki, and the artistic management of early music specialist and lutenist Jerzy…

baroque 1600-1750
Baroque Music Elements / October 22, 2018

baroque 1600-1750

From Hylton, J.B. (1995) Comprehensive Choral Music Education Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 171-176. THE BAROQUE PERIOD (1600-1750) The transition from Renaissance to Baroque musical style began in the late sixteenth century. The polychoral motets of the Venetian school, with two or more independent choirs juxtaposed to exploit the resulting contrast…

Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Orchestra Music / October 2, 2018

Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Pacific Baroque Orchestra - A Review A review by Rosemary Phillips Originally published in the Grand Forks Gazette, October 2001 It was like being wrapped in a warm soft blanket of comfort as the Pacific Baroque Orchestra took the audience back three hundreds years to the pure, smooth, rich sounds of period instruments. Pacific Baroque Orchestra We have much less…

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