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Though there are exception, music in minor mode can sometimes be described as________, where as that in major mode can sometimes be described as ___________.
Which shows the correct order from lowest range to highest range in the violin family?
double bass, cello, viola, violin
How is sound produces in a brass instrument?
The player's lips vibrate as air is blown between them into the small cup-shaped mouthpiece.
Which lists the brass family in order from the lowest range to the highest range?
tuba, trombone, french horn, trumpet
Who is traditionally associated with collecting and codifying the chants of the church?
Pope Gregory I
The most convincing and diplomatic composer of Roman Catholic Church music during the Counter-Reformation was:
These refer to the volume (loudness and softness) of sound in a composition or single moment within a composition.
Which 2 instruments would most likely have played in a basso continuo in the Baroque era?
cello and harpsichord
In Baroque music, what is the notational system in which there is a bass line with figures written underneath, that are realized by the basso continuo?
Opera provided the perfect vehicle for the Baroque idea of:
expressing the emotions of the individual on emotion at a time.
An aria is:
an extended piece for a solo singer having more musical elaboration and a steadier pulse than recitative.
The 3 main institutions where Baroque composers could make a living were:
the church, the opera house, and the court
In the early 18th century, court musicians had a better sense of new musical trends than church musicians because:
they were required to travel with their employer.
The collection of 48 preludes and fugues in every major and minor key by Bach is called:
The Art of Fugue
The singing style characterized by fast runs and scales, a large pitch range, cadenzas, and virtuosic displays of all sorts is:
Bach composed for many purposes, but one unifying theme in his work was that he
composed for the glory of God.
Which new institution supported the development of orchestral music in the 18th century?
the concert hall
The 2 descriptions applicable to most Classical music are:
full of "natural" simplicity and pleasing variety
Which is true of Classical music?
Composers of Classical music worked extensively with dynamics to add variety and flexibility.
The 1st movement in most classical symphonies is generally:
a moderate or fast movement in sonata form
The second movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
a slow movement with beautiful, relaxing melodies.
The last movement in most Classical symphonies if generally:
the fastest, lightest movement in sonata form or rondo form
In the final section of the 1st movement of a classical composition, the soloist performs a solo passage called a :
The Heiligenstadt Testament was:
a letter written by Beethoven expressing his feeling principally about his growing deafness.
What European political figure inspired Beethoven to dedicate Eroica Symphony to him (he then removed the dedication)?
Which is true of the style period of Beethoven?
They progress from Classical to innovative to heroic.
The composer most responsible for elevating music to a new level of self-expression to begin the Romantic era was:
Which describes the emotional goal of music in the 19th century?
a search for freedom of individual self-expression, artistic freedom
The composer who started a music magazine (The New Music Journal) to defend the music of the Romantics against public indifference was:
The quality most prized by Romantic artists was:
the integrity of the expression of individual feeling
Romantic treatment of tone color included:
combining and blending different instrumental tone colors in innovative ways with larger orchestras
Compared to the Classical orchestras, the typical Romantic orchestra was:
larger and blended tone colors in new ways.
Music without singing but derived from poem, story, or other literary source, is called:
In composing a Romantic "grandiose" composition, composers created works with;
more movements, longer length and bigger orchestras
The performing forces of the Erlking are consistent with all German Leid and they are:
one soloist and piano
Which is true of the 5th movement of Fantastic symphony?
A plainchant melody, Dies Irae, is hear in the selection
In the 19th century, what instrument was the most likely to be composed for and played as a solo instrument?
The composer____ is generally regarded as the most flamboyant pianist and greatest virtuosos of the romantic era.
Which is true of program music?
It refers to some non-musical idea such as a poetic or literary work
An orchestral work composed later in the Romantic period in one movement with a free form and with a program is called
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