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Art of Listening - Exam 1 Test

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  1. Aria
  2. Ritornello Form
  3. Medieval Polyphonic Motet
  4. Pitch
  5. Imitative Polyphony
  1. a A baroque musical form based on recurrences of a ritornello
  2. b a short piece of sacred choral music, typically polyphonic and unaccompanied.
  3. c A polyphonic musical texture in which various melodic lines use approximately the same themes.
  4. d The quality of "highness" or "lowness" of sound; also applied to any particular pitch level, such as middle C
  5. e A vocal number for solo singer and orchestra, generally in an opera, cantata, or oratorio.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the "shape" of the piece of music
  2. Intervals or chords that sound relatively stable and free of tension.
  3. The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices
  4. Changing key within a piece
  5. The 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

5 True/False Questions

  1. MotiveThe interval between a pair of "duplicating" notes, eight notes apart in the diatonic scale


  2. IntervalDrama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking


  3. Polyphonic Mass/Mass OrdinaryA motive, phrase, or theme repeated over and over again played in the bass.


  4. Point of imitationA short passage of imitative polyphony based on a single theme, or on two used together.


  5. TempoThe speed of the music, i.e. the rate at which the accented and unaccented beats of the meter follow one another


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