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Muisc Appreciation Final Study Guide

Music final test
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A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called
a cadenza
A song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment is called a/an
aria
The baroque period in western music is usually given as
1600-1750
Instrumental music associated with a story, poem,idea,or scene, popular during the romantic period, is called
program music
Social mobility during the classical period was
a limited sociological factor
To get a job, a musician had to
be the son of a musician
The four main properties of musical sounds are pitch, dynamics, tone color, and
duration
When the same music is repeated for each stanza of a poem, the form is known as
strophic
Orpheus goes to Hades in the hope of bringing back to life
Eurydice
The Eriking in Schubert's song of that name, is a romantic personification of
a galloping horse
Which of the following statements is not true?
Between the ages of six and fifteen, Mozart was continually on tour in England and Europe
The of a sound is decied by the frequency of its vibration
amplitued
The most famous riot in music history occurred in Pairs in 1913 at the first performance of
Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
Medieval music that consists of Gregoian Chant and one or more additional meldoic lines is called
organum
A virtual monopoly on learning during the Middle Ages was held by
monks in monasteries
In general, the smaller the vibrating element, the its pitch
louder
The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the
libretto
Non-program music is also known as music
absolute
The phrase Middle Ages refers to the period of European history spanning
450-1450
Presenting the subject of a fugue from right to left, or beginning with the last and proceeding backward to the first not, is called
retrograde
Most of Chopin's pieces
have a limited variety of moods
Even though Smetana was deaf at the time, he composed a musical work depicting Bohemia's main river as it flows through the country side. The name of the river, and the musical composition, is the
Moldau
Striking a group of adjacent keys on a piano with the first or forearm will result in
polytonality
When two or more melodic of equal interest are performed simultaneously, the texture is
polyphonic
In many of Beethoven's works, there is a movement instead of the minuet
ritornello
In musical notation, pitches are written on a set of five horizontal lines called a
staff
When a composer writes new music for each stanza of a poem, the form is known as
throught-composed
The music director of a baroque court was usually not responsible for
the discipline of the other musicians
A gradual increase in loudness is known as a
crescendo
Mendelssohn is known as the man who rekindled an interest in the music of
Johann Sebastian Bach
One of the few composers fortunate enough to be supported by private patrons was
Franz Liszt
Which of the following statements is not true of secular music in middle ages?
Some 1650 troubadour and trovere melodies have bee preserved
Classical chamber music is designed
to display the virtuosity of the players
A baroque musical composition usually expresses within the same movement
one basic mood, a wide variety of moods, and constantly changing mood
Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is knonwn as
nationalism
Which of the following is not a brass instrument ?
English Horn
The is the person who beats time, indicates expression, cues in musicans, and controls the blance among instruments and voices
Prompter
Georgian Chant
is monophonic texture
The distance in pitch between any two tones is called
an interval
Bach was recognized as the most eminet of his day
composer
The was the most popular instrument in the Renaissance home
lute
The respect given Henry Purcell by his fellow Englishmen is evidenced by his burial in
Westminster Abbey
The texture of a single melodic line without accompainment is
monophonic
Dynamics in music refers to
degress of loudness and softness
A transitional passage that leads to a contrasting section is called a
coda
Short musical ideas or fragments of themes are developed within a composition are coalled
motives
An earily expressive kind of declamation midway between song and speech, introduced during the expressionist period is
Sprechstimme
The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ the
harpiscord
The orgainzation of beats into regular groups is called
meter
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and were two of the more important preclassical composers
Joseph Haydn
Clara Wieck was
Schumann's wife, a virtuso piansit, and the daughter of Schumann's piano teacher
The Renaissance may be described as an age of
the "rebirth"of human creativity
An estampie is a medieval
dance
The texture of Renaissance music is chiefly
homophonic
The earliest knon composers to write music with measured rhythm were
Leonin and Perotin
A chord is
a combination of three or more tones sounded at once
Terraced dynamics refers to
the sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another
Mozard composed his Requiem
on commission from a stranger
An art song is a musical composition for
solo voice and piano
Symphonic bands differ from symphonic orchestras in that they
do not contain a string section
The glissando, a techinque widely used the twentieth century, is
a motive or phrase that is repeated persistently at the same pitch throughtout a section
A slow, lyrical intimate composition for piano, associated with evening and night time, is the
nocturne
Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form except the
opera
The contrasting epidsodes of Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony are unified by the recurrence of a theme known as the
idee fixe
The is an instrumental composition based on a chorale
chorale prelude