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5 Matching Questions

  1. recitative
  2. opera buffa
  3. cantus firmus
  4. fugue
  5. liturgy
  1. a the set order of religious services and the structure of each service, within a particular denomination
  2. b a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
  3. c Comic opera
  4. d a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition; fixed
  5. e a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
  2. ordinary-sections of the roman catholic mass that remain the same from day to day throughout the church year, as distinct from the proper, which changes daily to the liturgical occasion
  3. scale or sequence of notes used as the basis for a composition
  4. type of polyphonic composition in which one musical line strictly imitates another at a fixed distance throughout
  5. music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)

5 True/False Questions

  1. florentine cameratainformal academy held at Bardi's palace in Florence where scholars discussed literature, science, and the arts, and musicians performed new music


  2. counterpointa musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies


  3. modulationa musical passage moving from one key to another


  4. Offices (the Mass)cycle of daily services of the roman catholic church, distinct from the mass.


  5. Rococomusic consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)


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