the goal for this class
teach students to appreciate music through constructive listening and understanding
who was the famous American compser who wrote Fanfare for the Common Man?
some of the world's earliest notation can be found in
composer famous for writing scores to movies
Gregorian chant is rented in __ text?
Improvisation is an imporant element of __?
What are the dates of the Middle Ages?
secular music is?
non religious music
What music is monophonic, sung in Latin, and the official music of sacred music?
of the 3 main classes of people in the Middle Ages, which class was mostly likely to compose music?
who was the first woman composer?
Hildegard of Bingen
___ was a visionary and mystic, and wrote treaties on medicine and science
Hildegard of Bingen
an estampie would have most likely been composed by __ and ___
Troubadours and Trouveres
the first large body of secular songs survining in decipherable notation was written by
Troubadours and Trouveres
This form of polyphony consist of an added melodic line that moves in parallel motion with the primary melody
What are the dates of the Renaissance?
What is a capella?
unaccompanied voal music
What is the most important characteristic of Renaissance music?
a motet would probably have been performed where?
in a Church
a motet would probably have been set to a text in ___
Instrumental music written during the Renaissance Period was composed primarily to?
accompany vocal music
a madrigal would probably have been set to text in ___
any besides Latin
What are the dates of the Baroque Period?
What is a concerto grosso?
group of soloists pittes against a larger group of players (called a tutti)
affections are ___
polyphonis composition based on one main theme that is imitated by other voices or lines
large scale composition for chorus, vocal soloists, and orchestra, set usually on a narrative of a religious nature
the story that an opera is based upon
The most widely perfomed oratorio today is?
drama that is sung to orchestral accompaniment
This form of Classical music consisted of an exposition, a development section, a recapitulation, and a coda
what is the alternation between soft and loud dynamics?
the most important contribution of the Classical period is?
Who was the child prodidy who wrote symphonies at the tender age of 8
he bridged the gap between the Classical and Romantic periods
the return of the exposition theme in sonata form is called the ___
an example of the most important from of chamber music
a three-movement work for virtuoso instrumental soloist and orchestra
the short idea that a composition is based on
a piece designed to be played in an intimate setting of a room
used in concertos as an unaccompanied section to feature the virtuosity of the soloist
Which Baroque keyboard instrument could make small changes in dynamics?
What composed died penniless?
Which composer became deaf?
set of dance -inspired movements written in the same key, but with differences in meter, tempo, and character
a motet was a popular form during what period?
The most characteristic feature of Baroque music was
an oratorio would probably be performed where?
a concerto hall or in a church
An opera would probably be performed where?
on a stage
One of the most distinctive forms of the Romantic period was
Which composer wrote neraly exclusively for the piano?
Who was the premier female musician of the 19th century?
Who wrote over 600 art songs?
a piece in triple meter that originated as a stately processional dance for the Polish nobility
music inspired by styles, melodies, and other materials taken from foreign languages
What are the dates of the Romantic Period?
A one-movement programmatic piece that was not in sonata allegro form was___
symphonic poem (tone poem)
a multiple-movement programmatic piece
instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene
one of the most premier opera composers of the Romantic period
one of the premier tenors of our time
most famous Russian composer
Dies Irae shows up in what programmatic piece?
Dream of the Witches Sabbath
La donna e mobile means what?
Women are fickle
Used to intensify expression by slightly holding back or pressing forward the tempo
list the female voices from highest to lowest
soprano, mezzo soprano, alto
list the male voives from the highest to lowest
tenor, baritone, bass
relative highness of lowness that we hear in sound
this kind of texture features a single, unaccopanied melodic line
faster vibrations or frequencies of an object result in __ ___
flow of music in time
recurring pulses in music
part added to the melody that adds support, depth, and richness
two or more notes being played at the same time
this kind of meter is the msot popular
simplest definition of music is
A series of single notes which add up to a recognizable whole, consisting of pitch and rhythm
which type of form is the most common?
the music of the acadians in LA in the 19th century was transformed by which influences: (5)
african rhythms, anglo americans, native americans, spanish influences, french influence
cajun music came originally from ___
One of the most important influences of Acadian music was Dennis McGee, who was the son of an Irish immigrant father and a mother who was half French and ____________
the acadians come to Louisiana via
the accordian come to LA from ___
the accordian was popular because ___
it was loud
the first Cajun recording was made by
Joe and Cleoma Falcon
this musician is credited with being the "king of Zydeco"
who was the legendary Creole musician who later teamed up with Dennis McGee?
one of the most popular cajun songs ever recorded
after WWII, this musician is credited with bringing back the traditional style of Cajun music
trademark instrument of zydeco music
This musician coined the name "zydecajun," a mixture of zydeco, Cajun, and rock
Most Native American's considered their songs to be
thier personal property
if a Native American song was accompanied it was accompanied mostly by __ and __
drums and rattles
Native American Music was composed for
primary reason for a Native American to play the flute was
to court a female
A _______ drum consists of a single tanned skin tied to four stakes in the ground and held by four people as another strikes it.
african wind instruments are classified as
instruments that are struck or shaken that have animal skins are classified as
african string instuments are classified as
Instruments that are struck or shaken that are not made of animal skins are classified as
hour glass drum
east coast africans specialize in their
west coast africans are known for their
highly refined drumming
louis Armstrong's nickname
this canadian-born singer sings in the style of Frank Sinatra