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Baroque music


a genre of classical music of c. 1600-1750 which included composers such as Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi and has a heavy use of counterpoint and polyphony and conveyed drama and elaborate ornamentation
Word Origin

term borrowed from art and architecture
Usage Note

Contemporary Examples

In the film, he has a choir of young men performing mining protest slogans set to baroque music in an abandoned mine.
Mexico’s Dark Past and Present William O’Connor June 20, 2013


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