Origins of Music in the Classical Period video

Video title: Origins and Overview

Watch this History of Music and Classical Period video entitled Origins and Overview of Music in the Classical Period to study the evolution of Western classical music from medieval plainchant to the Classical symphony and sonata-allegro form.

Use this K12 educational video to study an overview of the origins of music and learn about how the four basic groups of instruments; cordophones or strings, aerophones, menbranophones and indiophones, developed. Examples are drawn from many different cultures to explore the origins of music.

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Origins of Music in the Classical Period video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Music of the Classical Period. Learn about the evolution of Western classical music, from Gregorian chant to the early works of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose career marks one of the great turning points in musical history.
  • Examine the cultural impact of medieval plainchant and the music of troubadours, Renaissance choral works and madrigals, the Baroque debut of opera and the concerto, and the symphonic and sonata-allegro forms.
  • Study the introduction of secular music during the Middle Ages and identify instruments used by medieval musicians.
  • Listen to excerpts from compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart.
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