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No dissonances?

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Baroque music is not totally consonant. Dissonance is usually employed in slow movements (particularly in chamber sonatas) to achieve a sense of anguish or longing.

Examples of music which employs dissonance in such a way:
Corelli: XII Suonati a violino e violone o cimbalo, Op.5
4 Sets of XII Trio Sonatas, Opp. 1-4

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