First movement of the Spring Concerto

Music and Extra-Musical Forces. The Baroque era saw some of the first works of program music (instrumental music depicting an extramusical idea, character, place, or story) and most famously a series of four concertos by Vivaldi called the Four Seasons. Chapter 4 discussed the first movement of the Spring Concerto.

· Listen to the Winter, Summer, or Autumn movement from this set of concertos.

· Read the English translation of the poems associated with the movement you have chosen.

· Write a description of the music that contains 250-300 words.

o Include three or more elements of music (melody, rhythm, texture, harmony, form).

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