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Medieval and Renaissance examples

Chant: Dies irae
Perotin: Viderunt omnes (example of early polyphony)
Palestrina: Sicut servus (Renaissance sacred motet) another performance
Weelkes: As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending (English madrigal)

Baroque oratorio and cantata

Handel: Messiah
Comfort ye/Ev'ry valley

Bach: "Zion hears the watchman" from Cantata #140

Baroque opera

Monteverdi L'Orfeo "Vi ricorda ò boschi ombrosi"
Monteverdi The Coronation of Poppea "Pur ti miro"
Purcell Dido and Aeneas "When I am laid in earth"

Baroque instrumental music

Pachelbel rant (Rob Paravonian)
Pachelbel Canon performance on Baroque-style instruments
Handel: "Hornpipe" from Water Music (Hornpipe on p. 117 of text starts at 1:03)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, First Movement, Second Movement Third Movement
Vivaldi: "Spring" from The Four Seasons: First Movement, Second Movement, Third Movement
Bach: "Toccata and Fugue in d minor"

Classical Multi-movement forms

Mozart: Symphony No. 40: first, second, third, fourth movement
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, third movement (out of three)
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 3, third movement (out of four)
Beethoven: Variations on "God Save the King" score, performance
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, fourth movement
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 first movement, first movement by small orchestra, second movement, third movement, fourth movement

Classical opera

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Finale Act II, Recitative and Catalogue aria

Romantic song

Schubert: Erlking: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jessye Norman, score

Romantic piano music

Liszt: "La Campanella"

Romantic symphonies

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 4th movement
Brahms: Symphony No. 4, 1st movement, pt. 1, pt. 2
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 5th movement

Romantic ballet

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Dance of the Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers

Orchestral program music (tone poem)

Smetana: The Moldau Pt. 1, Pt. 2
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Promenade, Gnome, Promenade, Old Castle

Romantic opera

Verdi" "La donna e mobile" from Rigoletto
Wagner: Brünhilde's Immolation from Die Götterdämmerung


Debussy: "Clair de lune"
Ravel: "Lever du jour" from Daphnis and Chloë


Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring


Berg: Wozzeck, Act III, Scene 2


Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra 4th movement (of five)
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Aria
Britten: "Dies irae" from War Requiem


Prokofiev: Classical Symphony 1st movement

Atonality and serialism

Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra


Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children

Aleatoric music

Cage: 4'33"


Reich: Music for Eighteen Instruments


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