The Baroque music style is dated approximately 1600 - 1750.
Characteristics of Baroque Music Style
- Continuo bass played usually on a harpsichord.
- Orchestration is usually strings, oboes, bassoon and harpsichord.
- Trumpets (Cornets) and other instruments were less advanced - no valves on trumpets etc.
- Trumpets (Cornets) are used to play high notes.
- There is a lot of ornamentation - trills(/turns/mordants) on notes.
Famous Baroque Music composers
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Henry Purcell
- George Frideric Handel
- Antonio Vivaldi