Unit 4 listening quizzes

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Berg,Wozzeck, Act 1, Scene 11
Harmony

Berg,Wozzeck, Act 1, Scene 11
Harmony

Stravinsky,Rite of Spring, Introduction
Rhythm / Meter

shifting accents, no clear meter

Stravinsky,Rite of Spring, Introduction
Texture

complex polyphony with simultaneous lines

Stravinsky,Rite of Spring, Introduction
Harmony

harsh, dissonant block chords

Berg,Wozzeck, Act 1, Scene 1
Melody

disjunct, speech-like vocal line

Berg,Wozzeck, Act 1, Scene 1
Texture

complex polyphonic texture

Stravinsky,Rite of Spring, Introduction
Melody

static, with little sense of melody

How would you describe the chords heard throughout this section?

irregularly accented and dissonant

What playing technique is featured by the strings in this short passage?

pizzicato

Which instrument is featured in this opening melody, followed by strings and clarinet?

bassoon

What did audiences find shocking about this work?

all of the above

Which best describes the texture heard in this section?

polyphonic

Which does NOT describe this section?

unchanging meter

Which is NOT true of the character described in this song cycle?

He dies at the end of the selection.

What term best describes the vocal style heard here?

Sprechstimme

Which is TRUE of the text for this work?

It is a rondeau with a refrain.

What term below refers to the pointillistic treatment of the instruments?

Klangfarbenmelodie

What is the lowest-sounding woodwind instrument heard in this composition?

bass clarinet

Which string group presents this theme first?

violas

From which composer did Bartók borrow this melody?

Shostakovich

Which best describes the meter of this excerpt?

changing

What is the overall form of this movement?

rondo

What instrument is heard playing the melody in this excerpt first?

clarinet

Which woodwind instrument first presents the main theme?

oboe

Which term best describes the harmony in this section?

dissonant

Which best describes the dynamics in this excerpt?

pianissimo

What percussion instrument is heard playing in this excerpt?

gong

Which best describes the texture in this excerpt?"

homorhythmic
(audio file = Orff opening)

Which term best describes the text setting in this excerpt?

syllabic

In what language is this work sung?

latin

What types of melodies did Ives borrow and weave into this work?

folk and popular tunes

What is a predominant rhythmic characteristic in this excerpt?

constant syncopation

Which instrument group is briefly heard playing a version of London Bridge in this excerpt?

woodwinds

Which best describes the meter of this excerpt?

duple

Which best describes the contour of the melody in each phrase of this excerpt?

ascending

Which best describes the tempo of this excerpt?

adagio

Which best describes the meter heard here?

shifting between duple and compound

An ostinato is provided here by

the piano and strings

What dance type is suggested here?

a son

What is the overall form of this movement?

rondo

The main melody here, played in thirds by trumpets and violins, is meant to evoke:

a mariachi ensemble

Which best describes the harmony in this excerpt?

minor

Which best describes the vocal range of the soloist?

soprano

What is the overall texture of this excerpt?

homophonic

Which best describes the stylistic influence evoked in the melody of this excerpt?

melancholic African-American spiritual.

The mambo is a dance of _______ origin.

Afro-Cuban

Which term best describes the dynamics in this excerpt?

forissimo

What specialized percussion instruments are heard in this selection?

bongos and cowbells

Which instrument is heard playing the main melody?

trumpets

What is the meter of this section?

a march-like duple

This leitmotif in this excerpt represents which character in the film?

the heroine Marion

Which term best describes the contour of the melody heard in this excerpt?

disjunct

What nonwestern timbre does the prepared piano heard here simulate?

Indonesian gamelan

What kind of phrase groupings is featured in this work?

irregular groupings of 4 and 5 bars

Which is NOT true about this excerpt?

It is clearly in a major key.

In this excerpt, which line is more rhythmically active?

the higher-range line.

Which best describes the form of this excerpt?

the first section is repeated

In this excerpt, the dynamics start forte, followed by a gradual:

decrescendo

The melody in this work is based on a _______ scale.

pentatonic

What instrument family is incorporating "grace notes" as special effects in this excerpt?

double reeds

Which genre best describes the entire work this excerpt comes from?

opera

Which best describes THIS excerpt?

chorus

Which best describes the harmony in this excerpt?

dissonant

Which best describes what happens with the dynamics in this excerpt?

decrescendo

Which percussion instrument is featured at the beginning of this excerpt?

tambourine

What term best describes the harmony in this excerpt?

dissonant

Which best describes the rhythm in this work?

changing rhythmic sections

The range of the vocalist in this work is:

soprano

Which best describes the meter in this excerpt?

no sense of pulse

Which best describes harmony in this excerpt?

fairly consonant

Which instrument has the main melody in this excerpt?

flute

Which instrument family provides the majority of the harmony in this excerpt?

strings

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