May 14, 2011
Minuet in D minor by Anonymous (18th century)
The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence.
Baroque Era. Easy Guitar piece. 28 measures. Some barre chords. Trills. key of D minor, 3/4 Time Signature. 3 Pages