← music midterm Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Name one of the two great rallying songs of the south during the civil war.
- Name the 19th century American composer, who undertook the education of children in New York.
- Describe the importance of the new England song singer, published in Boston in 1770 John Gilled
- Discuss the minstrel show and the minstrel song.
- What was the importance of the place Congo, in New Orleans?
- a created by white americans (in the North and midwest) for the amusement of other white americans. Characters portrayed on the stage were black, but the songs they performed was not black music
songs were simple, diatonic, often pentatonic, sung in a lively dancelike tempo.
- b "Dixie"
- c The Place Congo was set aside on Sundays for slaves from the city and neighboring plantations to assemble for singing and dancing
- d William B. Bradbury
- e The first publication of American composition: 126 pieces by Billings
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the octave was divided into two groups of three notes each, the seventh note stands alone. The first note of each group had the same shape, and the 2nd of each group had the same shape.. etc. the 7th had it's own shape
- Anglo-Celtic, Protestant, tradesmen who practiced in spare time, no professional training, musical grammar was unorthodox, studied other composers, like independence and democracy
- The first music to take on a typically American character
- German repertory
- an African-derived instrument of the xylophone family
5 True/False Questions
Define the term ostinato as used by African americans → the reiteration of a single rhythmic/melodic pattern
Name the common instruments used by African Americans in the performance of their music? → drums, lute/harp (plucked string), flutes/whistles,
What was the main reason that Italian opera could not financially sustain itself in America. → The singers were paid more money than they earned
Name the kinds of songs that were sung at the revival meetings held by the evangelists, and list which class of people used to attend those meetings → in the harmonic style, written in a familiar style of the day, and repetitious so anyone could learn it quickly. All classes attended
Vaudeville gradually replaced what kind of show, as the most popular form of American entertainment? → minstrel show