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Double Trouble: Five Facts about Henry Purcell and Giacomo Carissimi

Everything you need to know about Purcell and Carissimi.

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Get A Good Grounding: The Importance of Ground Bass in Baroque Music

What is Ground Bass? The ‘Ground Bass’, a short, very harmonically-driven phrase that is repeated, sometimes strictly, and sometimes with variation, while a melody is built over the top, has most likely been around since the dawn of music itself. The earliest surviving examples date to the 13th Century, but it reached its heyday in […]

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