The time period
from 1600 - 1750 is known in history as the Baroque Period in music.
While the word baroque has been known to mean bizzare and elaborately
historians use the term to
identify an artistic style that may be characterized by saying the artist
fills a space with action and movement.
Influences on the baroque style of music include
the rise of the middle class who commissioned artistic works and the
church who used the more dramatic qualities of music to make worship more
The baroque period can be divided into three
phases of development: Select a link below to enter the world of the
Here is an example of a work by J.S.Bach.
The architecture, fashion, and art also reflected
the style of the period.