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the pictures and literary descriptions of the day.
What we know about instruments in church comes mainly from
priests.
In the Middle Ages, most important musicians were
religion.
Trouvère songs of the Middle Ages dealt with all of the following subjects except
the Crusades.
religion.
dancing.
love.
proper pronunciation and tone quality.
Church officials expected monks to sing with
reorganized the Catholic church liturgy during his reign from 590 to 604.
Pope Gregory the Great
distracted the listeners from worship.
The use of organs in church
is monophonic in texture.
Gregorian chant
bowed string instrument.
In the recording of the medieval estampie, the melody is played on a rebec, a
was credited by medieval legend with having created it.
Gregorian chant is named after Pope Gregory I, who
dancing.
One function of secular music in the late Middle Ages was to provide accompaniment for
The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were accordingly ranked on a high social level.
Which of the following statements is not true of secular music in the Middle Ages?
While the notation does not indicate rhythm, it is likely that many of the secular songs of the Middle Ages had a regular meter with a clearly defined beat.
The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were accordingly ranked on a high social level.
Some 1,650 troubadour and trouvère melodies have been preserved.
Knights were able to gain great reputations as musical poets.
Knights were able to gain great reputations as musical poets.
The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were accordingly ranked on a high social level.
Some 1,650 troubadour and trouvère melodies have been preserved.
While the notation does not indicate rhythm, it is likely that many of the secular songs of the Middle Ages had a regular meter with a clearly defined beat.
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The French secular songs of the Middle Ages usually dealt with
love.
the Crusades.
spinning.
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The earliest surviving chant manuscripts date from about the _______ century.
monophonic songs in various languages.
As a young student in Paris, Henri de Malines sang
French nobles called troubadours and trouvères.
The first large body of secular songs that survives in decipherable notation was composed by
Medieval music theorists favored the use of triads, the basic consonant chords of music.
Which of the following statements is not true?
Medieval music theorists favored the use of triads, the basic consonant chords of music.
Perotin was the first known composer to write music with more than two voices.
Paris was the intellectual and artistic capitol of Europe during the late medieval period.
Medieval music that consists of Gregorian chant and one or more additional melodic lines is called organum.
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Hildegard of Bingen was
the first woman composer to leave a large number of works that have survived.
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a visionary and mystic active in religious and diplomatic affairs.
abbess of the convent at Rupertsberg.
The humanists were basically atheistic in their beliefs.
Which of the following statements is not true of humanism?
The humanists focused on human life and its accomplishments.
The humanists were basically atheistic in their beliefs.
The Madonna was treated as a beautiful young woman.
The humanists were captivated by the pagan cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.
addition of a second melodic line to Gregorian chant.
The first steps in a revolution that eventually transformed western music began sometime between 700 and 900 with the
like the major and minor scales in that they consist of seven tones and an eighth tone that duplicates the first an octave higher.
The church modes are
earlier role in pagan rites.
The church frowned on instruments because of their
the office and the mass.
The two types of services at which monks and nuns sang were
ABA.
The form of the chant Alleluia: Vidimus stellam is
on the lowest social level.
The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were
Beatriz de Dia.
A famous French woman troubadour was
focused on human life and its accomplishments.
The intellectual movement called humanism
rhythm.
The notation of the secular songs of the Middle Ages does not indicate
Organum
______________ is a term applied to medieval music that consists of Gregorian chant and one or more additional melodic lines.
melody sung without accompaniment.
Gregorian chant consists of
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The wandering minstrels, or jongleurs, of the Middle Ages
played instrumental dances on harps, fiddles, and lutes.
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lived on the lowest level of society.
performed music and acrobatics in castles, taverns, and town squares.
It is usually polyphonic in texture.
Which of the following is not true of Gregorian chant?
It conveys a calm, otherworldly quality.
Its rhythm is flexible, without meter.
It is usually polyphonic in texture.
The melodies tend to move by step within a narrow range of pitches.
the basic scales of western music during the Middle Ages.
The church modes were
instruments were used.
We know from paintings and literary descriptions of the Middle Ages that
dance.
An estampie is a medieval
organum.
Medieval music that consists of Gregorian chant and one or more additional melodic lines is called
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Alleluia
may be translated as "praise ye the Lord".
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is a Latinized form of the Hebrew word hallelujah.
is often used in Gregorian chants.
were not permitted to sing in church.
During the Middle Ages, women
vocal.
Most medieval music was
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Gregorian chant is seldom heard today because
it is too old-fashioned for modern services.
the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65 decreed the use of the vernacular in church services.
it is very difficult to sing, and those who know how are dying out.
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vigorously with manliness.
Bernard of Clairvaux ordered his monks to sing
humanism.
The dominant intellectual movement of the Renaissance was called
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Gregorian chant
retained some elements of the Jewish synagogue of the first centuries after Christ.
was the official music of the Roman Catholic church for more than 1,000 years.
is set to sacred Latin texts.
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stepwise within a narrow range of pitches.
Gregorian chant melodies tend to move
during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
The first large body of secular songs that survives in decipherable notation was composed
Hildegard of Bingen.
The earliest extant liturgical morality play, Ordo virtutum (Play of the Virtues), was composed by
It was intended for religious services.
Which of the following statements is not true of the medieval estampie?
It was intended for religious services.
The manuscript contains only a single melodic line.
The manuscript does not indicate which instrument should play the melody.
It is one of the earliest surviving pieces of instrumental music.
Gregorian chant.
The music the Medieval monks sang was called
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The Renaissance may be described as an age of
curiosity and individualism.
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the "rebirth" of human creativity.
exploration and adventure.
used only as a discreet accompaniment.
The view of the later medieval church on music during religious services was that it should be
the mass.
The highlight of the day for monks and nuns was
monks in monastery choirs began to add a second melodic line to Gregorian chant.
The first steps toward the development of polyphony were taken sometime between 700 and 900, when
monks in monasteries.
A virtual monopoly on learning during the Middle Ages was held by
wanted music only as a discreet accompaniment to
Church authorities in the Middle Ages ____________________ their religious services.
one of a number of women troubadours.
Beatriz de Dia was
450-1450.
The phrase Middle Ages refers to the period of European history spanning
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Guillaume de Machaut was a ______________ as well musician.
poet
priest
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court official
lute.
A versatile plucked string instrument with a body shaped like half a pear, popular during the Renaissance, was the
homophonic
Lute songs are mostly in texture
stately dance in duple meter similar to the pavane.
The passamezzo is a
word painting.
Thomas Weelkes's As Vesta Was Descending is notable for its
dancing.
Much of the instrumental music composed during the Renaissance was intended for
the late 1590's to the 1620's.
The lute song was widely cultivated in England from
motet.
The two main forms of sacred Renaissance music are the mass and the
the Counter-Reformation.
The movement in which the Catholic church sought to correct abuses and malpractices within its structure is known as
it is set for six voices instead of four.
Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass sounds fuller than Josquin's Ave Maria because
piece for several solo voices set to a short poem, usually about love.
The Renaissance madrigal is a
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During the Renaissance every educated person was expected to
read musical notation.
play a musical instrument.
be skilled in dance.
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Renaissance music sounds fuller than medieval music because
the typical choral piece has four, five, or six voice parts of nearly equal melodic interest.
the bass register is used for the first time.
composers considered the harmonic effect of chords rather than superimposing one melody above another.
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Italy.
Josquin Desprez spent much of his life in
John Dowland.
A leading English composer of lute songs was
Christopher Columbus.
Josquin Desprez was a contemporary of
Paris.
The center of polyphonic music in Europe after 1150 was
Italy.
The Renaissance madrigal began around 1520 in
Josquin spent most of his life in the province of Hainaut, today a part of Belgium.
Which of the following statements is not true?
Josquin's Ave Maria . . . Virgo serena uses polyphonic imitation, a technique typical of the period.
Josquin's compositions include masses, motets, and secular vocal pieces.
Josquin's compositions strongly influenced other composers, and were praised enthusiastically by music lovers.
Josquin spent most of his life in the province of Hainaut, today a part of Belgium.
Much of the instrumental music composed during the Renaissance was intended for church use.
Which of the following statements regarding the Renaissance is not true?
Secular music contained more rapid changes of mood than sacred music.
A wealth of dance music published during the sixteenth century has survived.
Much of the instrumental music composed during the Renaissance was intended for church use.
Secular vocal music was written for groups of solo voices and for solo voice with instrumental accompaniment.
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Among other causes, secular music became more important than sacred music in the fourteenth century because
rival popes claimed authority at the same time, thereby weakening the authority of the church.
the feudal system had gone into decline.
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the literature of the time stressed earthly sensuality.
used secular tunes, noisy instruments, and theatrical singing.
The Council of Trent attacked the church music of the Renaissance because it
polyphonic.
The texture of Renaissance music is chiefly
Josquin Desprez
Which of the following composers is not an important madrigalist?
Thomas Morley
Luca Marenzio
Thomas Weelkes
Josquin Desprez
three
John Dowland's Flow My Tears consists of musical sections that are each immediately repeated.
polyphonic choral work set to a sacred Latin text other than the ordinary of the mass.
The Renaissance motet is a
Perotin.
An outstanding composer of the school of Notre Dame was
Guillaume de Machaut.
An outstanding composer of the ars nova was
Italian and French music of the fourteenth century.
The term ars nova refers to
unaccompanied choral music.
A cappella refers to
love songs with instrumental accompaniment.
Guillaume de Machaut's compositions consist mainly of
Italy.
The leading music center in sixteenth-century Europe was
Ave Maria
Which of the following is not a part of the mass ordinary?
Ave Maria
Gloria
Credo
Kyrie
Instrumental music became more important than vocal music during the Renaissance.
Which of the following statements is not true of Renaissance music?
The Renaissance period is sometimes called "the golden age" of a cappella choral music.
Renaissance composers often used word painting, a musical representation of specific poetic images.
Instrumental music became more important than vocal music during the Renaissance.
The texture of Renaissance music is chiefly polyphonic.
lute song
Besides the madrigal, the was another type of secular vocal music which enjoyed popularity during the Renaissance.
Rome
Palestrina's career centered in
melancholy
The expression of , as heard in John Dowland's Flow My Tears, was a prominent feature of English literature and music in the time of William Shakespeare.
a new system of notation permitted composers to specify almost any rhythmic pattern.
The ars nova or new art differed from older music in that
the publication in London of a volume of translated Italian madrigals.
The development of the English madrigal can be traced to 1588 and considered a result of
early fourteenth century.
A new system of music notation that allowed composers to specify almost any rhythmical pattern had evolved by the
1450 and 1600.
The Renaissance in music occurred between
lute
The was the most popular instrument in the Renaissance home.
Leonin and Perotin.
The earliest known composers to write music with measured rhythm were
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Leonin and Perotin are notable because they
indicated definite time values and a clearly defined meter in their music.
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are the first important composers known by name.
were the leaders of the school of Notre Dame.
syncopation.
One of the major characteristics of ars nova music is its use of
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Secular music in the fourteenth century
became more important than sacred music.
was not based on Gregorian chant.
included drinking songs and pieces in which bird calls, dog barks, and hunting shouts were imitated.
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is subordinate to the voice.
In most lute songs, the lute accompaniment
the melody often moves along a scale with few large leaps.
Renaissance melodies are usually easy to sing because
Michael Praetorius.
Terpsichore, a collection of over 300 dance tunes, was arranged for instrumental ensemble by
music includes 104 masses and some 450 other sacred works.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's
music includes 104 masses and some 450 other sacred works.
training, like Josquin's, was in Flanders.
career centered in Florence.
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Flanders.
Many prominent Renaissance composers, who held important posts all over Europe, came from what was then
The Catholic church was even more powerful in the Renaissance than during the Middle Ages.
Which of the following statements is not true of the Renaissance?
deliberations of the Council of Trent.
An attempt was made to purify Catholic Church music as a result of the
Queen Elizabeth I.
The madrigal anthology The Triumphes of Oriana was written in honor of
placing new melodic lines against known chants.
In medieval times, most polyphonic music was created by
Alleluia.
Which of the following is not a part of the Renaissance mass?
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