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Chapter 5 Renaissance
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What are the approximate beginning and ending dates of the Renaissance?
Which of the following outcomes resulted from the invention of the printing press? Check all that apply.
Performers could make a good living by providing music or dance instruction to members of wealthy families.
Printed music became scarce.
The average person could learn to read and play music.
How were Europeans during the Renaissance able to have and use coffee, tobacco, and chocolate?
Exploration of the New World outside Europe resulted in trade of these goods.
What do we mean when we call someone a "Renaissance man"?
The person is well educated and talented in many fields.
Which of the following statements is not true in regard to the Reformation?
Though they disagreed with the Roman Catholic Church on matters of interpretation, Protestants still saw themselves as subject to papal authority.
Which of the following people were leaders of the Protestant Reformation? Check all that apply.
How many voice parts are in this composition? Ave Maria
In what order do the voice parts enter at the beginning? Ave Maria
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass
What happens to the speed of the flow of notes when the meter changes from duple to triple? Ave maria
The notes speed up
What does triple meter symbolize in the Roman Catholic religion?
The Trinity, and it also signifies purity
What is the general subject of the text in this composition? Ave Maria
Praise of Mary
What texture do you hear at the very end of the piece, and how does it draw special attention to that text? Ave Maria
Homophonic texture gives the feeling that the singers are unified in asking that Mary remember them.
Do you hear any instruments accompanying the voices in this composition?
There are no instruments accompanying the voices.
If you were going to describe this music to a friend, what might you say? Ave Maria
The music sounds gentle, flowing, and describes the praise stated in the text.
Which one of the following musical techniques occurs more often in "Ave Maria" than in "Kyrie"?
Western classical music often uses musical devices to symbolize extra-musical ideas. Which of the following would be a good way for a composer to symbolize the Holy Trinity?
Use of triple meter
How does "Kyrie" achieve a more flowing rhythmic quality than "Ave Maria"?
The use of polyphony obscures a regular sense of meter.
Check all the ways that the text from "Kyrie" differs from that of "Ave Maria."
It is secular, not religious.
its in Greek
Choral music without instrumental accompaniment is performed ____________
A ____________ is a sacred song, associated with the Lutheran Church.
The practice of decorating musical lines by adding notes or ornaments is known as ____________ .
Repetition of a melody by an additional voice or voices, in close succession and usually at a different pitch level, is known as ____________ .
A ____________ , also known as an ayre in England, is composed for a ____________ accompanying a solo voice.
lute song, lute
A polyphonic vocal piece set to a short poem is called a ____________ .
A chorus that includes sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses can be referred to as ____________ .
When ____________ , one looks at musical notation instead of having memorized the music in advance.
An arrangement of a composition for a medium other than that for which it was originally written is known as a ____________ .
The word ____________ means "all," or "the entire ensemble."
Representation of the literal meaning of a text through musical means is known as ____________ .
Though ____________ was the most influential composer of his day, he still sought employment as a singer in various courts around Europe.
Josquin des Prez
German composer ____________ began his career as a church organist, but he moved on to a position as court musician for a duke.
________ spent most of his life as choirmaster at St. Peter's in Rome, but he still managed to compose motet masterpieces and important Masses.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Not a lot is known about the life of ____________ , who worked as an organist and choral director in Dublin until about 1600.
Balletts, simplified versions of madrigals, were characterized by
a fa-la-la refrain.
What is the meaning of the term "Franco-Flemish" as it applies to Renaissance music?
Renaissance music that began in northern France, Holland, and Belgium.
Which date range best represents the Renaissance period in music?
1450 to 1600
Which of the following is not Renaissance secular vocal music?
Which of the following is not a keyboard instrument?
What is the difference between a whole consort of musical instruments and a mixed consort of musical instruments?
A whole consort consists only of musical instruments in the same family. A mixed consort includes musical instruments from different families.
Being able to play or sing music from notation rather than from memory is a skill called
Palestrina is best known for
returning church music to the simplicity and purity of earlier times.
Which of the following is an example of word painting?
A madrigal in which the melody ascends on the word heaven
What would Renaissance composers occasionally do that composers from the medieval period would have thought inappropriate?
Use a secular tune as one of the voices in their religious compositions
Which composer's work is most closely associated with the reforms from the Council of Trent (1545 to 1563)?
Which statement about the Renaissance madrigal is false?
The Renaissance madrigal is often sung in Latin.
Many melodies from the early German lieder were eventually used for
chorale sacred songs in the Lutheran Church.
Who was one of the most influential composers of the early Renaissance?
Josquin des Prez
Music that is performed a cappella is performed
without instrumental accompaniment.
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