4 Written questions
4 Multiple choice questions
- also known as Second Practice, Monteverdi's new text-driven approach to music , reverses the relationship between music and text; music reflects textual/ poetic structure and meaning; textual painting
- (First Practice) Method of making music strictly according to Zarlino's rules of counterpoint.
- an artistic style of the 17th century characterized by complex forms, bold ornamentation, and contrasting elements
- (from Italian concertare: to reach agreement) In 17th c. music, the combination of voices with one or more instruments, where the instruments do not simply double the voices but play independent parts.
3 True/False questions
Basso Continuo → system of notation and performance practice used in the baroque period, in which an instrumental bass line is written out and one or more players of keyboard, lute, or similar instruments fill in the harmony with appropriate chords or improvised melodic lines
Cadenza → Elaborate passage decorating important cadences to Aria's
Ornamentation → note or notes added to the original melodic line for embellishment and added interest