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The accompanying group in a concerto grosso is called

the ripieno

The text of an opera is called

the libretto

Today, Baroque music is played exclusively on modern instruments

False

It was through the musical innovations of the ____ that opera was born

Roman forum???

Which of the following is Handel's most famous oratorio, frequently performed today?

Messiah

The opening movement of Spring from The Four Seasons features

ritornello form

Who was the greatest and most prolific Italian composer of concertos?

Vivaldi

Dido sings her famous lament in Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas just prior to

killing herself

The first era of Western music in which instrumental music was as important as vocal music was the

Baroque era

Baroque composers, like their Renaissance counterparts, generally did not specify instrumentation

False

The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflections of speech is called

recitative

A highly emotional song in an opera is called

an aria

A gigue is best described as

a lively sextuple-meter dance

Dido's Lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aenaes is composed

over a ground bass

Vivaldi was known as "the red priest" for

the color of his hair

The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera is called

an overture

Vivaldi lived in Venice, where he taught music at a girls' school

True

The standard Baroque suite consists of a variety of international dance types

True

Who is best viewed as the first master of opera?

Monteverdi

Which does NOT characterize Vivaldi's concertos The Four Seasons?

The concertos are based on poems?

A drama that is sung is called

an opera

The Baroque era witnessed the appearance of the

both a and b

Who composed the Brandenburg Concertos?

Bach

The solo concerto is:

a vocal work, usually in three movements, that features one performer supported by an accompanying choir

The solo instrument in Spring from The Four Seasons is

the violin

The chorale tune A Mighty Fortress Is Our God is heard in a simple, homophonic four-part setting in

...

The greatest native English composer of the Baroque was

Henry Purcell

The solo group in a concerto grosso is called

the concertino

The Baroque period was the first in which instrumental music was comparable in importance to vocal music

True

Vivaldi lived and worked in

Venice

The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from

the Bible

Antonio Vivaldi became known as "the red priest" because of his fanatical religious beliefs.

False

Handel's Water Music opens with a

French overture

The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called

the suite

Which of the following is a well known set of concertos by Vivaldi?

The Four Seasons

Handel's Messiah is

an oratorio

When Handel arrived in London, he established his fame by composing

operas

The "Hallelujah Chorus" is the climax of the Easter section of Messiah

True

Dido's lament, from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, is a da capo aria

False

A cantata must be written on a religious or sacred theme

False

A chorale is a hymn tune associated with German Protestantism

True

The oratorio was a dramatic, staged work with elaborate scenery and costumes

False

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas was first performed at the girls' boarding school where he taught

True

Handel's Water Music was performed without continuo instruments when played outdoors

True

In The Four Seasons, Vivaldi based each concerto on a sonnet

True

Handel wrote his oratorio Messiah over a period of four years

False

In opera, the lyric melodies that release emotional tension are called recitatives

False

The aria "When I am laid in earth" is unified by a descending chromatic scale ground bass

True

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