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Twentieth Century music was used because it was fashionable. Some styles are "The Impressionists, Seral Music, Aleatoric Music, Minimal Music, Electronic Music, Musique Concrete and Bi-tonal Music." The man in the picture is John Cage who wrote in Aleatonic
Romantic music lets the music lets the emotional content shape the music. Describing emotions became more important musical elegance. four new instruments that were added to the orchestra were Piano, Piccolo, Cor Anglais and Bass Clarinet. Composers did not make money unless people liked their work and they had concerts and publishing. The man in the picture is Sibelius, one of the pieces he wrote was "Finlandiana."
This style of music called Classical is a lot lighter and graceful then Baroque. the Orchestra consists of 25-40 members including a soloist who will play for a few minutes during the performance. Some Famous composers are Hayden, Beethoven and the man in the picture Mozart.
Johann Sebastian Bach is considered by many to be the best composer of the Baroque period. He was married twice with twenty children, ten of whom survived to adulthood. During his life, he was a musician and a church organist. One example of his music is the Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
Baroque Music is music that is eleborately decorated. It describes the arctitecture and art of time as welll as music. Some famous composers of Baroque are Hnadel, Tartini, Purcell, Corelli, Scarlatti, Rameau, Couperin and the man in the picture Bach. The most commonly used instruments used in the Orchestra at this time were Violas, Violens, Cello, Double Bass, Bassoon, Harpsicord, Oboe, Trumpets, Horns and Drums.
Giovanni Pierluigi di Palestrina was the greatest and best known composer for the Roman Catholic Church. In his life he thought about becoming a priest, but instead married a rich widow, and ran her business while he continued to run a triumphant career as the leading composer of Catholic church music. His music was written for six voices, but the text is still well understood , which pleased church officials greatly.
Thomas Tallis was a Catholic composer for four English Churches. He was born in 1505. Where he was born is unknown. He died at the age of 80 in 1585. Tallis was a royal composer and he worked in England. Tallis wrote religious vocal music, Latin and English anthems. Some pieces of his are:Spem in Alium, Tallis Fantasia, The Lamentations of Jeremiah, and In Nomine. Tallis' music is still listened to today.