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4.15 Test Review
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an accompaniment used in Baroque music consisting of an independent bass line continuing throughout a piece.
a dynamic technique used in the Baroque era with a sudden shift from loud to soft or soft to loud
adding notes to written music through improvisation; the term would be used to describe any embellishment to a melody, like a trill.
Baroque keyboard instrument that played at one dynamic level and had keys that were colored opposite of the modern-day piano
a long, beautiful, strong melody in which a solo character stops time and explores deep emotional states.
music written for a small group of instruments; originally intended to be played in the home, rather than for a formal concert; there is only one player per part.
there may be many people playing the same part. Instrument families include, percussion, strings, brass, & woodwinds.
sonata, toccata and fugue
Three forms of chamber music.
a soloist or a small group of instruments interacts with a larger orchestral group
oratorio and cantata
musical compositions for voices and instruments that tell a sacred story; Unlike an opera, they are usually unstaged.
A serious or tragic opera, with moral and heroic themes on ancient Greek texts. Followed predictable formula that alternated arias and recitative.
Bach's "Brandenburg Concerti" are an example of which musical style?
a twentieth century musical form.
viola de gamba
Baroque stringed instrument, like the cello, that fell out of popularity
Who was the master of the fugue?
Which style of sacred vocal music did Handel write after the decline of opera music?
Which term describes when the orchestra plays a recurring theme throughout a piece, like in Vivaldi's "Spring"?
Who wrote "The Four Seasons"?
Which style of music created by Richard Wagner is continuous music throughout an opera to symbolize drama?
an enormous production that integrates music, dance, sets, and costumes to enhance the telling of a story.
singing in a speech-like way with little music accompaniment to help move the plot along quickly.
Italian opera form that poked fun at society, exposing the tension between the upper and lower classes. Example: Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
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