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Listening InQuizitive 2: Alleluia, O virga mediatrix
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What best describes the text setting in Hildegard's Alleluia, O virga mediatrix? (Hildegard, Alleluia0:44)
a mix of nematic and melismatic
After the choir repeats the opening music first sung by the soloist, the choir continues with new music. How is this new music different from the opening music? (opening0:12) (new music0:12)
the new music begins on higher pitches than the opening music
Which choice below accurately describes Hildegard's Alleluia?
no instruments used
What best describes the relationship between the different voices of the choir in Hildegard's Alleluia?
all voices sing one melody (monophonic texture)
Monophony is single-line texture, or melody without accompaniment. It doesn't matter how many people are playing or singing that melody. When you hear one melody without accompaniment, like this Alleluia, you are listening to monophonic texture.
solo verse section2:11
After the choir finishes singing "Alleluia," the soloist returns to sing the verse, beginning like the opening "Alleluia" but then moving to a new melody. What best describes the solo verse section?
it is longer than the choral "Alleluia" section
In the verse, Hildegard uses only one melody to express the text. (Remember, monophonic texture has no harmony, and chant has no notated rhythm.) The verse's final text line refers to the Virgin Mary's chastity ("pudoris tui").
How does Hildegard highlight this text in the melody?
with higher pitches
The form of the first two sections can be written as A-B: the "Alleluia" section followed by the verse. After the soloist finishes the verse, the choir returns by singing the opening "Alleluia" section.
What is the overall form of Hildegard's Alleluia?
What best describes the performing forces of Hildegard's Alleluia?
This music alternates between soloist and choir (singing the same line, or, in monophony)
Listen to the opening melody, which is sung by a soloist:
This is directly followed by the choir singing:
By comparing these two clips, you can hear that the choir sings ____________.
the opening melody followed by new melodic material
Which of the following are correct descriptions of chant?
What best describes the texture of chant?
Hildegard's Alleluia is an example of ______________ singing.
responsorial (alternation between soloist and choir)
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