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  1. Medieval Polyphonic Motet
  2. Libretto
  3. Melody
  4. Cadence
  5. Decrescendo
  1. a The complete book of words for an opera, oratorio, cantata, etc.
  2. b Getting softer
  3. c The notes or chords (or the whole short passage) ending a section of music with a feeling of conclusiveness.
  4. d a short piece of sacred choral music, typically polyphonic and unaccompanied.
  5. e The aspect of music having to do with the succession of pitches; also applied to any particular succession of pitches.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Intervals or chords that sound relatively tense and unstable.
  2. Unaccompanied, monophonic music, without fixed rhythm or meter, such as gregorian chant
  3. Drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking
  4. A short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
  5. A musical texture involving a single melodic line, as in Gregorian Chant

5 True/False Questions

  1. Word paintingChanging key within a piece


  2. HomophonyA musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds


  3. Imitative PolyphonyA musical texture involving a single melodic line, as in Gregorian Chant


  4. GenreA background of stressed and unstressed beats in a simple, regular, repeating pattern


  5. Point of imitationThe essential idea is that just one unified and "rationalized" Affekt should be aimed at by any single piece or movement of music, and that to attempt more was to risk confusion and disorder.

    According to one version of the theory there are three pairs of opposing emotions that make six "affects" all together: love/hate, joy/sorrow, wonder/desire


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