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Quiz 4 Choral Lit
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conductor of the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra, and the acknowledged master of choral
conducting in the United States. He was discovered by another
prominent American conductor, Fred Waring.
Passion of St. Matthew
In music, the telling of the story of the sufferings of Christ, from
the Last Supper to His Death and Resurrection. Bach's and St. John settings are the most widely known.
Iowa choral conductor who formed his own professional choir after attending St. Olaf Choir College in Minnesota. Still alive, his important recordings of music (including compositions of
Dominick Argento and Vincent Persichetti) are archived at University of Cincinnati, and constitute some of the most important examples of contemporary choral works in the country.
A baroque dance formula, this is based on a short
bass pattern which is repeated throughout the composition. It is called an ostinato, due to its obstinate nature. It is believed to
have Spanish or Oriental influence. Motets appearing after 1450 sometimes had short sections which mimicked the ostinato. A
solo example is "When I Am Laid in Earth," the famous aria from Purcell's DIDO AND AENEAS.
The director of "The Pennsylvanians," a professional chorus which appeared regularly on some early television performances. His legacy includes a distinctive method of diction notation which utilized rather complex spellings designed to convey the proper enunciation of texts. His chorale was well-known in America after the World War II era.
Popular composer, conductor and arranger, she is best known for her collaboration with Robert Shaw on a series of publications of American folk arrangements. She was a sought-after clinician.
17 th and 18 th century round which often had suggestive texts and
sudden exclamations uttered in a humorous way. The spelling of
this word indicates that the composition is English, and is the
counterpart of the Italian caccia which featured the imitative line
ostensibly trying to catch the following phrase.
Caccini's treatise and collection of music illustrating the "new
style" marking the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque.
It was the madrigals which appeared within that illustrated the
basso continuo, which became a standard feature of Baroque
Contemporary German choral conductor who founded the
Oregon Bach Festival in 1970. Having studied conducting with
Leonard Bernstein, he commanded the attention of much
of the musical world with his interpretations of Bach's music,
which often included faster tempos and an emphasis on the
unbridled energy of the style.
A composite work of religious nature which constitutes a drama
performed most often without costumes or physical action. The
forerunners of the form include the mystery plays and liturgical
dramas of Medieval times.
The site of the first performance of Handel's Messiah, which was initially performed to benefit an orphanage. A well-known work all over the world, Messiah features both an Easter and a Christmas portion.
Populous city in the former Saxon region of Germany which is the home to St. Thomas Kirche, Bach's church at which many of his signature works were performed.
German home to Handel, where his church and home are visited by musical pilgrims from all over. A museum, presumably at his home has a spectacular display of historical instruments.
Eleven (perhaps twelve) anthems, mostly derived from Psalms composed by George Frederick Handel when he was employed
by the Duke, who lived in what is modern-day, suburban London.
Los Angeles Master Chorale
The resident professional chorus of the city-named Symphony, which performs in the prominent Disney Hall. Roger Wagner, an American choral director, formed the group.
They are closely associated with composers-in-residency, which include Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Shawn Kirchner.
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