Study Session 6

The accompanying group in a concerto grosso is called
the ripieno
The text of an opera is called
the libretto
Today, Baroque music is played exclusively on modern instruments
It was through the musical innovations of the ____ that opera was born
Roman forum???
Which of the following is Handel's most famous oratorio, frequently performed today?
The opening movement of Spring from The Four Seasons features
ritornello form
Who was the greatest and most prolific Italian composer of concertos?
Dido sings her famous lament in Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas just prior to
killing herself
The first era of Western music in which instrumental music was as important as vocal music was the
Baroque era
Baroque composers, like their Renaissance counterparts, generally did not specify instrumentation
The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflections of speech is called
A highly emotional song in an opera is called
an aria
A gigue is best described as
a lively sextuple-meter dance
Dido's Lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aenaes is composed
over a ground bass
Vivaldi was known as "the red priest" for
the color of his hair
The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera is called
an overture
Vivaldi lived in Venice, where he taught music at a girls' school
The standard Baroque suite consists of a variety of international dance types
Who is best viewed as the first master of opera?
Which does NOT characterize Vivaldi's concertos The Four Seasons?
The concertos are based on poems?
A drama that is sung is called
an opera
The Baroque era witnessed the appearance of the
both a and b
Who composed the Brandenburg Concertos?
The solo concerto is:
a vocal work, usually in three movements, that features one performer supported by an accompanying choir
The solo instrument in Spring from The Four Seasons is
the violin
The chorale tune A Mighty Fortress Is Our God is heard in a simple, homophonic four-part setting in
The greatest native English composer of the Baroque was
Henry Purcell
The solo group in a concerto grosso is called
the concertino
The Baroque period was the first in which instrumental music was comparable in importance to vocal music
Vivaldi lived and worked in
The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from
the Bible
Antonio Vivaldi became known as "the red priest" because of his fanatical religious beliefs.
Handel's Water Music opens with a
French overture
The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called
the suite
Which of the following is a well known set of concertos by Vivaldi?
The Four Seasons
Handel's Messiah is
an oratorio
When Handel arrived in London, he established his fame by composing
The "Hallelujah Chorus" is the climax of the Easter section of Messiah
Dido's lament, from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, is a da capo aria
A cantata must be written on a religious or sacred theme
A chorale is a hymn tune associated with German Protestantism
The oratorio was a dramatic, staged work with elaborate scenery and costumes
Purcell's Dido and Aeneas was first performed at the girls' boarding school where he taught
Handel's Water Music was performed without continuo instruments when played outdoors
In The Four Seasons, Vivaldi based each concerto on a sonnet
Handel wrote his oratorio Messiah over a period of four years
In opera, the lyric melodies that release emotional tension are called recitatives
The aria "When I am laid in earth" is unified by a descending chromatic scale ground bass