Baroque Sacred Music
16 artists, 484 songs
In addition to writing music for the royal courts that employed them, many Baroque Era composers created musical works for the church such as masses to accompany church services and requiems for funerals and special occasions. Borrowing heavily from popular secular forms of music such as opera, composers created new vocal styles that included the sacred cantata for single vocalists or soloists accompanied by a choir. Bach's B Minor Mass is considered the finest cantata Mass. While Bach and Handel were undoubtedly the most important sacred composers of the Baroque Era, Biber, Charpentier, Schütz, Telemann and Vivaldi also wrote inspiring sacred works.