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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Tempo
  2. Ground Bass/Basso Ostinato
  3. Polyphonic Mass/Mass Ordinary
  4. Plainchant
  5. Monophony
  1. a The speed of the music, i.e. the rate at which the accented and unaccented beats of the meter follow one another
  2. b Unaccompanied, monophonic music, without fixed rhythm or meter, such as gregorian chant
  3. c A motive, phrase, or theme repeated over and over again played in the bass.
  4. d A musical texture involving a single melodic line, as in Gregorian Chant
  5. e Music for catholic Mass. Same text every time. Ordinary set to new music

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The aspect of music having to do with with duration of the notes in time; also applied to any particular durational patterns
  2. The difference or distance between two pitches, measured by the number of diatonic scale notes between them.
  3. In 14th century music, the technique of repeating identical rhythm for each section of a composition, while the pitches are altered.
  4. The complete book of words for an opera, oratorio, cantata, etc.
  5. A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds

5 True/False questions

  1. AriaA vocal number for solo singer and orchestra, generally in an opera, cantata, or oratorio.


  2. Formthe "shape" of the piece of music


  3. GenreA grouping of pitches played and heard simultaneously.


  4. RecitativeA half-singing, half-reciting style of presenting words in opera, cantata, oratorio, etc, following speech rhythms closely.


  5. Ritornello FormThe sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices


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