For me the baroque period music really has some of my favourite pieces in it, is usually bright and very positive in sound. From the wonderful sound of the oboe, to the really bright tones of the mandolin. There is something in this musical genre to lift anyone's spirits.
I do of course also like some of the sad and dark moments in the baroque music era as well, one that i love is didos lament (when i am laid in earth) from henry purcells opera dido and aeneas. This aria is really beautiful and very sad indeed, it cannot fail to move anyone almost to tears.
One really cannot do justice to the baroque period, which spans from about 1600 to 1750. With the wealth of composers contained within that timeframe, in just the brief context of this article. But we can list a few of the composers and some of my personal favourites.
ATomaso Albinoni (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
George Friderich Handel.
1/ Lascia Ch'io Pianga (let me lament my cruel fate) from
2/ Ombra mai fo from his opera xerxses (known as his largo)
3/ The Sarabande (3 beat dance)
4/ Sound an Alarm from his oratorio Judas Maccabeus.
Johan Sebastian Bach.
1/ Double violin concerto
(The Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D
Minor, BWV 1043)
2/ The bach Cello Suites.
1/ The Four Seasons (spring,summer,autumn,winter)
2/ The mandolin concertos
1/ The Oboe Concerto,s
2/ Adagio for Strings.
1/ Pachelbel,s Cannon (Canon in D major )
1/ Miserere mei, Deus" (Latin: "Have mercy on me, O God").
This is a truly beautiful piece of music.
I really hope i have managed to give you an appetite, and you will now explore the diverse amount of music contained within the baroque period.
The baroque period contains some real jewels to listen to, i never tire of listening to the wonderful music contained within this timeframe. I also look forward to discovering some more gems as i continue exploring the genre.