The two centers of power during the early Middle Ages were the church and:
newly formed centralized governments led by kings.
The late Middle Ages witnessed
the building of great cathedrals.
the founding of universities.
the rise of the bourgeoisie.
During the Middle Ages, the status of women:
was raised through the concept of chivalry held by knights and idealized in music.
_____ is traditionally associated with collecting and organizing the chants of the church.
Early notation suggested melodic contours using small ascending and descending signs called:
The service in the Roman Catholic Church that symbolically reenacts the sacrifice of Christ is:
The portion of the Mass that remains the same in every celebration of the service is called:
The portion of the Mass that changes from day to day, dependent on the feast celebrated, is called:
Of the following, which does NOT describe life in the medieval cloister?
center of trade and commerce
In addition to composing music, Hildegard of Bingen is known for:
visions that foretold the future.
founding her own convent.
writing religious poetry.
Which of the following women was not only a religious leader but also a prominent figure in
Hildegard of Bingen
For which liturgical occasion was Hildegard's Alleluia, O virga mediatrix sung?
a feast day for the Virgin Mary
Which religious figure is praised in the text of Hildegard's Alleluia, O virga mediatrix?
The Notre Dame style of polyphony, in which the tenor line was based on a preexisting chant melody and the upper voice moved freely (and more rapidly), was called:
Which was NOT a subject reflected in the poems of the troubadours and trouvères?
the rebirth of Classical learning
According to your text, which of the following would NOT be a common subject of troubadour and trouvère songs?
All of the following represent the thinking of the Renaissance EXCEPT:
an exclusively religious orientation.
What characterizes humanism?
thinking centered on human issues and individuality
inspiration from the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome
independence from tradition and religion
Which institution supported music in Renaissance society?
the city and state
the aristocratic courts
The expressive device used by Renaissance composers to pictorialize words musically is called:
The fixed melody used as a basis for elaborate polyphonic writing in the Renaissance was called:
The first section of the Ordinary of the Mass, a plea for mercy in A-B-A form, is called:
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
What is a cantus firmus?
a fragment of Gregorian chant or a secular tune used as the foundation of a polyphonic Mass
Which early Renaissance composer exerted a powerful influence on generations of composers who followed?
What is the musical basis of Josquin's Ave Maria . . . virgo serena?
a Gregorian chant in the top voice, then freely composed
After the Protestant revolt of the early sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church responded with a movement to recapture the loyalty of its people. This was know as:
the Counter Reformation
Which was NOT a recommendation of the Council of Trent?
to use more instruments to embellish church music
Of the following, which does NOT describe the intended performance practice for the
setting for a full choir
Of the following, which does NOT characterize secular music making in the Renaissance?
Women were not allowed to perform music professionally
The vivid depiction of the text through music, known as word painting, is a hallmark of:
Although feudal society was male dominated, the status of women was raised by prevailing attitudes of chivalry and devotion to the cult of the Virgin Mary.
The early Christian Church adopted the responsorial singing of Psalms from the Judaic tradition.
The Renaissance was characterized by a much increased awareness of the cultures of learned civilizations.
Like the Renaissance motet, the polyphonic setting of the Mass was often based on a cantus firmus.
The reform movement in the Catholic Church brought about by the Protestant Reformation was called the Counter Reformation.
During the Renaissance, the study of a musical instrument was considered highly improper for ladies.