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Baroque motet

After 1600 style of motet changed significantly. The acapella style faded and  solo voices came into use with instrumental  accompaniment. But both  styles  (old-Palestrina style and  Venetian style ) cultured through baroque motets. Concerti ecclesiastici by Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627) containing motets for 1, 2, 3 and 4 voices with instrumental  accompaniment are considered the oldest examples  of Baroque Motet. you tube  you tube Solo  motet  with instrumental accompaniment dominated in Italy  during baroque period alongside with Choral style of Roman and Venetian school. Both styles were included in several motets.
In Germany there were two composers to signalise the beginning and the end of baroque motet  flourishment . Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672) and J.S. Bach (1685-1750).
In France, the most important representatives of the Motet was Charpentier (1643-1704)  you tube, Lully (1632-1687) you tube and Rameau (1683-1764) you tube.
Motets in England were called anthems.
After  Bach Motet declined, although some  works were composed by later composers (Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms).




                      Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634) Nuovi pensieri ecclesiastici

resources
Willi Apel, motet, Harvard dictionary of music, second edition eighth printing

 
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