Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Movement 1, 3
By; W. A. Mozart (1787)

Movement I: Allegro
For strings
Type: Sonata, first movement
Key: G major
Duration: 05:43

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Mozart and his contemporaries often wrote serenades for gatherings in a noble person’s salon or gardens, lighter fare than the formal concert repertoire. We know little about the composition of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, except that there was once another minuet attached and that the concluding rondo is based on a Viennese song Mozart used again in the opera The Magic Flute. The first movement is a gallant, compact sonata form.

Movement III: Menuetto: Allegro
Type: Minuet-and-trio
Meter: 3/4
Key: G major
Duration: 02:03

Make certain you have grasped the organization of the Classical minuet-and-trio: 3/4 meter, the repeat scheme with da capo as outlined below, and often a return in the second phrase of material from the first (B = ba, for example), thus rounding the binary form.

By: Franz Joseph Haydn (1797)
From: String Quartet in C Major, op. 76, no. 3
For string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
Type: Theme and variations
Key: G major
Duration: 07:06

The theme is stated homophonically, then recast in four variations that feature each member of the quartet. In the last variation note the remarkable synthesis of the elements: chromaticism, syncopation, mix of the minor and major modes, and a delicious meandering closure, with crescendo-decrescendo in the last two bars.

Piano Sonata 59 in Eflat Major
By: Hayden (1790)
Type: Sonata
Meter: 2/2
Key: E Maj.

allegro, only piano, flashy and punchy in the beginning, almost like he wrote it to show off his playing skill

By: W. A. Mozart (1786)
From: Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503
Movement I: Allegro maestoso
For piano solo; flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons; 2 horns, timpani; strings.
Type: Concerto first movement
Key: C major
Duration: 15:17

A Classical concerto is easily distinguished from a symphony of the same period, owing not just to the soloist but also to the absence of a minuet, the lighter finale (often a sonata-rondo), and the concerto first movement, where instead of a repeated exposition, the orchestra presents the main thematic material in its own complete orchestral ritornello before the soloist first enters.

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
By: W. A. Mozart (1788)
From: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Allegro: non troppo
For: flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 2 horns; strings.
Type: sonata
Key: G minor
Duration: 08:12

The taut structure and strong reliance on the opening motive and its fragmentation make this, the most famous Mozart first movement, the obvious precursor of Beethoven’s Fifth.

WHEN I AM LAID IN EARTH – “Dido’s Lament”
By: Henry Purcell (1689)
From: Dido and Aeneas
Type: recitative and aria
Double Concerto in D Minor: Vivace
By: J.S. Bach (1720)
Type: Baroque concerto first movement
Meter: 2/2
Key: D minor
By: J. S. Bach (1722)
From: The well tempered cavalier
For harpsichord or other keyboard..
Type: Fugue
Key: C minor
Duration: 01:34

A three-voice fugue: top, middle, bottom, remember harpiscord

By: J. S. Bach (1735)
From: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
For flute, strings, continuo.
Type: Binary dance
Meter: 2/4
Key: B minor
Duration: 01:29

Bach’s suites begin with a fancy overture followed by a selection of two-part dances. The Second Orchestral Suite, in eight movements, features a solo flute and concludes with this delightful Badinerie (or “plaything”), a favorite of players and the public alike.

Cantata 80: Ein’ feste Burg
By: J.S. Bach (1734)
From: Martin Luther text
Type: cantata excerpt; opening chorus
Meter: 4/2
Key: D major

starts out slow, but becomes quite regal

played by 2 oboes and strings in continuo and sung by a S,A,T,B chorus

“There were shepherds abiding in the field”
“Glory to God”
By: George Frideric Handel (1741)
From: Messiah, Text from the Bible (Luke 2:8-14), assembled by Charles Jennens
Type: Oratorio excerpt; recitative simple and accompagnato, chorus
Meter: (all movements)
Key: C major to D major (recitatives), D major (chorus)
Duration: 01:20, 01:42

Handel’s setting of the Biblical passage describing the angel’s announcement of Christ’s birth to shepherds in the field follows an orchestral interlude commonly called the “Pastoral Symphony.” The recitative is sung on the recording by a boy soprano.

Kyrie eleison (Anon)
By: Anonymous
Type: Tripartite Plainchant
Meter: Free
Key: Church Mode – D

monophonic and free meter, but following the pattern..

A – A – G – A

Kyrie eleison
By: Hildegard von Bingen (1150)
From: Latin Lithargy
Type: Chant
Meter: Free
Key: Church mode – F

brighter and more stylized than the anonymous version

Pange Lingua
By: Anonymous (1264)
From: St. Thomas Aquinas
Type: Strophic plainchant
Meter: Free
Key: Church E

2 strophes, starts out sounding a lot like anon kyrie eleison

Sumer is icumen in
By: Anonymous (1240)
From: ?
Type: Double Canon
Meter: Triple
Key: F Major

English round, first/oldest piece of six-part polyphonic music

Burden: :00-:09..
Round: :09, :11, :13, :15..

Deploration sur la mort de Johnnes Ockghem
By: Josquin Desperez (1497)
From: Jean Molinet
Type: Chanson-motet
Meter: 2/2
Key: Church Mode – D
Agnus Dei from Mass in 4 Parts
By: William Byrd (1592)
From: Latin Mass
Type: Polyphonic Mass
Meter: 4/2
Key: Church Mode G Major

*4 voices (SATB)
very ethereal, sounds like angels

Agnus Dei from Zapotec Mass
By: Andrez Martinez (1636)
From: Latin Mass
Type: Polyphonic Mass
Meter: 4/2

4 voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
mostly homophonic

lo mi so giovinetta
By: Claudio Monteverdi (1603)
From: G.B. Guarini
Meter: 4/4
Key: G Minor

Starts out sounding almost christmasy
Lively though a bit confusing, 5 voices

Flow my Tears
By: John Dowland (1600)
From: ?
Type: Strophic lute song
Key: A minor
Meter: 4/2

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 5
A – A – B – B – C – C
^ ^ ^
Major Minor Major

Pretty gay sounding…

By: George Gershwin (1935)
From: Porgy and Bess – opera
Type: Strophic Opera Aria
Key: B Minor
Meter: 2/2