Muisc Appreciation Final Study Guide

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Music final test

A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called

a cadenza

A song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment is called a/an

aria

The baroque period in western music is usually given as

1600-1750

Instrumental music associated with a story, poem,idea,or scene, popular during the romantic period, is called

program music

Social mobility during the classical period was

a limited sociological factor

To get a job, a musician had to

be the son of a musician

The four main properties of musical sounds are pitch, dynamics, tone color, and

duration

When the same music is repeated for each stanza of a poem, the form is known as

strophic

Orpheus goes to Hades in the hope of bringing back to life

Eurydice

The Eriking in Schubert's song of that name, is a romantic personification of

a galloping horse

Which of the following statements is not true?

Between the ages of six and fifteen, Mozart was continually on tour in England and Europe

The of a sound is decied by the frequency of its vibration

amplitued

The most famous riot in music history occurred in Pairs in 1913 at the first performance of

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

Medieval music that consists of Gregoian Chant and one or more additional meldoic lines is called

organum

A virtual monopoly on learning during the Middle Ages was held by

monks in monasteries

In general, the smaller the vibrating element, the its pitch

louder

The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the

libretto

Non-program music is also known as music

absolute

The phrase Middle Ages refers to the period of European history spanning

450-1450

Presenting the subject of a fugue from right to left, or beginning with the last and proceeding backward to the first not, is called

retrograde

Most of Chopin's pieces

have a limited variety of moods

Even though Smetana was deaf at the time, he composed a musical work depicting Bohemia's main river as it flows through the country side. The name of the river, and the musical composition, is the

Moldau

Striking a group of adjacent keys on a piano with the first or forearm will result in

polytonality

When two or more melodic of equal interest are performed simultaneously, the texture is

polyphonic

In many of Beethoven's works, there is a movement instead of the minuet

ritornello

In musical notation, pitches are written on a set of five horizontal lines called a

staff

When a composer writes new music for each stanza of a poem, the form is known as

throught-composed

The music director of a baroque court was usually not responsible for

the discipline of the other musicians

A gradual increase in loudness is known as a

crescendo

Mendelssohn is known as the man who rekindled an interest in the music of

Johann Sebastian Bach

One of the few composers fortunate enough to be supported by private patrons was

Franz Liszt

Which of the following statements is not true of secular music in middle ages?

Some 1650 troubadour and trovere melodies have bee preserved

Classical chamber music is designed

to display the virtuosity of the players

A baroque musical composition usually expresses within the same movement

one basic mood, a wide variety of moods, and constantly changing mood

Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is knonwn as

nationalism

Which of the following is not a brass instrument ?

English Horn

The is the person who beats time, indicates expression, cues in musicans, and controls the blance among instruments and voices

Prompter

Georgian Chant

is monophonic texture

The distance in pitch between any two tones is called

an interval

Bach was recognized as the most eminet of his day

composer

The was the most popular instrument in the Renaissance home

lute

The respect given Henry Purcell by his fellow Englishmen is evidenced by his burial in

Westminster Abbey

The texture of a single melodic line without accompainment is

monophonic

Dynamics in music refers to

degress of loudness and softness

A transitional passage that leads to a contrasting section is called a

coda

Short musical ideas or fragments of themes are developed within a composition are coalled

motives

An earily expressive kind of declamation midway between song and speech, introduced during the expressionist period is

Sprechstimme

The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ the

harpiscord

The orgainzation of beats into regular groups is called

meter

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and were two of the more important preclassical composers

Joseph Haydn

Clara Wieck was

Schumann's wife, a virtuso piansit, and the daughter of Schumann's piano teacher

The Renaissance may be described as an age of

the "rebirth"of human creativity

An estampie is a medieval

dance

The texture of Renaissance music is chiefly

homophonic

The earliest knon composers to write music with measured rhythm were

Leonin and Perotin

A chord is

a combination of three or more tones sounded at once

Terraced dynamics refers to

the sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another

Mozard composed his Requiem

on commission from a stranger

An art song is a musical composition for

solo voice and piano

Symphonic bands differ from symphonic orchestras in that they

do not contain a string section

The glissando, a techinque widely used the twentieth century, is

a motive or phrase that is repeated persistently at the same pitch throughtout a section

A slow, lyrical intimate composition for piano, associated with evening and night time, is the

nocturne

Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form except the

opera

The contrasting epidsodes of Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony are unified by the recurrence of a theme known as the

idee fixe

The is an instrumental composition based on a chorale

chorale prelude

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