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Music

During the Baroque period, composers showed an interest in the music of other cultures.

True

The transition from Renaissance to Baroque was characterized by the change from polyphonic to homophonic texture in music.

True

During the Baroque era, women began entering the ranks of professional musicians, both as composers and as performers.

True

The Baroque performance practice where musicians embellished melodies was called:

improvisation.

Amateur music-making at home was popular during the Baroque era.

True

A type of English entertainment combining music, poetry, and dance was called:

masque.

Early operas, such as Orfeo, were simple productions for intimate gatherings.

False

Dido's Lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas is composed:

over a ground bass.

The text of an opera is called:

the libretto.

Handel's Messiah is:

an oratorio.

Which of the following is Handel's most famous oratorio, frequently performed today?

Messiah

In Wachet auf, Bach avoids mirroring the form of the chorale in his chorale movements.

False

The duet from Bach's cantata Wachet auf (movement 3) is in ____________ form.

da capo (A-B-A)

The concept of the suite was applied to:

solo instrumental music.
keyboard music.
orchestral music.

Baroque composers, like their Renaissance counterparts, generally did not specify instrumentation.

False

The Alla hornpipe from Handel's Water Music is in A-B-A form.

True

Which of the following dance types was NOT standard in a Baroque suite?

Tarantella.

Vivaldi lived in Venice, where he taught music at a girls' school.

True

Antonio Vivaldi composed over two hundred concertos for solo violin.

True

The typical solo concerto has __________ movements.

Three

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos comprise __________ separate concertos.

six

After the fugue subject is stated, the second entrance of the subject is called the:

answer.

How many voices, or individual lines, are there in Bach's Contrapunctus I, from The Art of Fugue?

four

Which of the following was NOT an important keyboard instrument in the Baroque?

Piano

A chorale prelude:

is a work for organ.
introduces the chorale to be sung by the congregation.
displays the virtuosity of the organist.

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