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CHAPTER 13

TRUE/FALSE. The text setting in Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is mostly syllabic

ANSWER: FALSE

The text Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is from which portion of the Mass?

a) the Ordinary
b) the Proper
B. THE PROPER

The texts of the Mass service that are specific to a particular feast day are called the Ordinary

false
FEASTS OF THE MASS ARE SPECIFIC TO THAT FEAST

Which era does this chanson exemplify?

a) Ars antiqua
b) Ars nova
B. ARS NOVA

Which statement is NOT true about medieval instrumentalists?

They performed only music written specifically for instruments.

The medieval French chanson can be described as a secular vocal composition set to a courtly love poem.

TRUE

The liturgy refers to the set order of services and structure of each service.

TRUE. SERVICES TO THE CHURCH.

Instrumental music in the Middle Ages was generally improvised rather than played from notation.

TRUE

Music performed with exchanges between a soloist and chorus is called:

responsorial singing

Puis qu'en oubli has no repeated musical sections.

FALSE. Puis qu'en oubli form, IS a basic musical idea - the theme - is repeated over and over ...

Machaut's Puis qu'on oubli is best classified as:

secular music
WROTE LOVE SONGS

The two main services for the Roman Catholic Church are the daily Offices and the Mass.

TRUE

Troubadours, medieval poet-musicians from the southern region of France, belonged to:

mainly the upper classes and the aristocracy.

Most surviving examples of Gregorian chant are anonymous.

TRUE

A unique feature of Hildegard's chant is her occasional use of an upward leap of a fifth, lending an expansive feel to the musi

TRUE

The text of Machaut's chanson tells of

courtly love

The medieval motet can be characterized as a polyphonic vocal composition, either sacred or secular.

true
One of the most important forms of polyphonic music fromc 1250 to 1750.

Puis qu'en oubli is in a triple meter with gently syncopated rhythms

True
Machaut's music is rich in affective harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and interplay between double and triple meters.

Hildegard was known for all the following EXCEPT:

her historical writings about the saints.

The vocal range of Puis qu'en oubli is low, best suited for men's voices

true

Gregorian chant features regularly phrased melodic lines supported by instrumental accompaniment

false

The repeated text and music heard in Machaut's chanson is:

the refrain.

Early notation used neumes, little ascending and descending signs written above the words that suggested the shape of the melodic line

TRUE
NEUMES, are the basic elements of Western and Eastern systems of musical notation prior to the invention of five-line staff notation. The word neume is a Middle English corruption of the ultimately Greek word for breath (pneuma

The poems of the troubadour and trouvère repertory include:
a) political and moral songs.
b) love songs centered on the idea of unrequited love
c) Both a and b.

a) political and moral songs.
b) love songs centered on the idea of unrequited love
c) Both a and b.

C. BOTH A AND B

In which poetic form is Machaut's chanson set

A. rondeau
The rondeau form calls for a rigid pattern of repetition of verse and refrain,

Hildegard's chant Alleluia, O virga mediatrix was intended for performance on a feast day for the Virgin.

TRUE

To which category of medieval instruments do the sackbut and shawm belong?

loud (haut) instruments
sackbut The sackbut is a trombone from the Renaissance and Baroque eras
shawm=The shawm was a medieval and Renaissance musical instrument of the woodwind family made in Europe from the 12th century (at the latest) until the 17th centurY

The chants of the church used only the major and minor scale patterns found in later music

false

A single line melody that consists of a sigle line melody that is monphonic in texture and lacks harmony and counterpoint is know as ?

Gregorian chant or Plain chant

What are the three main groups of chant melodies

Syllabic-one note sung to each syllable of text
Neumatic: a small group of up to 5-6 notes sung to a syllable
melismatic. long groups of notes set to a single syllable of text

modal

Western use of a variety of scale patterns or mode. The adjective modal refers to various melodic and harmonic types

Series of services offered throughout the day at monasteries and convents

Offices

what are two of the are divided into two types

offices and the mass

Collection of prayers that make up the mass falls into what two categories

Proper-texts that vary from day to day
Ordinary-texts that remain the same in every mass

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