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Baroque music is for life, not just for Christmas. Your association of baroque music with Christmas is probably because of the increased prominence of church music in the mainstream listening palette at that of year, although unaccompanied sacred vocal music spans a far wider time period than the period usually referred to as the baroque. Bach's ...


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One aspect not yet mentioned is, that some of the instruments easily associated with the sheperds of the Christmas story, such as recorder or traverse flute fell out favour in the late baroque era and had to be rediscoverd for some different than children learners in the second half of the twentieth century. France had special Noëls, played e.g. by the ...


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