Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back to Bach and Baroque

Bow motion of Bach Prelude

More photos of bow motion:

Bach Cello Suite No.1 - Prelude featuring Yo-Yo Ma

What is Baroque Music? 
Music composed approximately 1600 to 1750 including Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and many other composers.  The fugue is one of the important forms which developed in this musical era. 
This visualization of prelude and fugue by Bach shows layering harmonies and melodies:

As the Baroque music is elaborate and intricate, so is the architecture and art.

Bach Gavotte with step dancer and violinist:

Violinist and dancer dress up in the style of the period for a famous dance:

 For more Baroque music resources visit:

Gothic cathedrals offered acoustic opportunities for musicians.

Diamond Anniversary of Messiah in Cedar City

This year marks the 75th performance of Handel's Messiah in Cedar City.  We hope you will join us on Dec. 13 and 14 at the Heritage Center.  Free thanks to sponsorship from State Bank of Southern Utah and the Leavitt Group.  Season tickets now available at Cedar Music Store, Whittlesticks, and  Heritage Center or from Emily Hepworth, OSU Manager:  435-233-8213.

From a previous performance by OSU, Hallelujah Chorus

Students at Lyceum Music Festival in Utah

Research results continue to validate value of music training:

Feedback and Suggestions for Listening Club welcome:

 Rhythm of Life Season opens with Fall Recitals each Tuesday in Sept.

Orchestra of Southern Utah, P.O. Box 312, Cedar City, UT  84721

Emily Hepworth
OSU Manager

Sara Penny, OSU Administrative Assistant and Editor for Listening Club

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