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5 Matching questions

  1. Which of the following is NOT a type of orchestral program music?
  2. Rapid-fire, talky singing whose primary function is to advance the plot in an opera is called:
  3. The solo instrument in Spring from The Four Seasons is:
  4. A slight drop of pitch on the third, fifth, or seventh note of the scale, common in blues and jazz. Also "bent pitch."
  5. Which best describes absolute music?
  1. a Concerto.
  2. b "Blue" note.
  3. c The violin.
  4. d Music without a story or text.
  5. e Recitative.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Tragically.
  2. The text describes a faun, a mythological creature of the forest that is half man, half goat. This "simple sensuous passionate being" awakes in the woods and tries to remember: was he visited by three lovely nymphs, or was this but a dream? He will never know. The sun is warm, the earth fragrant. He curls himself up and falls into a wine-drugged sleep.
  3. Three.
  4. Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter.
  5. A surprise loud chord is played in the slow movement.

5 True/False questions

  1. Who was the King of Ragtime?Scott Joplin.


  2. The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was:The symphony.


  3. The new pre-Classical "sensitive" style, which saw the first stirrings of Romanticism, was called:Her wish for her husband to return.


  4. George Frederic Handel was considered master of:The oratorio.


  5. The simultaneous use of two or more keys, common in twentieth-century music.Martin Luther.


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