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Which best describes how Baroque musicians made a living?
as servants to royalty or nobility
as members of the church
as employees of a free city
The Baroque period witnessed a new style of music, which featured a single vocal melody with accompaniment. This was known as:
The introduction of monody in music represented a major shift in texture from:
polyphonic to homophonic.
The group of early Baroque writers, artists, and musicians whose aim was to resurrect the musical drama of ancient Greece was known as:
the Florentine Camerata.
The ideas and music of the Florentine Camerata led the way directly toward:
the development of opera.
Which two instruments would most likely have played the basso continuo in the Baroque era?
cello and harpsichord
The Baroque technique of placing numerals, indicating the harmony required, above or below the bass notes, is called:
A system of slightly adjusting the tuning of intervals within the octave, thus making it possible to play in every major and minor key, was called:
All of the following characterize Baroque musical style EXCEPT:
harmonies built on the early church modes.
The Baroque performance practice where musicians embellished the melodies was called:
The opening movement of Bach's cantata A Mighty Fortress Is Our God is best described as:
a chorale fugue.
The first era of Western music in which instrumental music was as important as vocal music was the:
The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called:
The solo concerto is:
an instrumental work, usually in three movements, that features one performer supported by an accompanying group of instruments.
During his lifetime, Bach held the position of:
-cantor of St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig.
-court organist and chamber musician to the duke of Weimar.
-court musician to the prince of Anhalt-Cthen.
Which of the following is a set of forty eight preludes and fugues by Bach?
The Well Tempered Clavier
The harpsichord is different from the piano because:
it usually has two keyboards, rather than one.
its strings are plucked, rather than struck.
it is not capable of a wide dynamic range.
A chorale prelude:
is a work for organ.
introduces the chorale to be sung by the congregation.
displays the virtuosity of the organist.
The opening section of a fugue, in which all voices introduce the subject successively, is called the:
How many voices, or individual lines, are there in Bach's Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue?
In which voice is the subject first heard in Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue?
the second to top voice, or alto
The new Baroque style of vocal music for one singer with instrumental accompaniment was known as monophony. T/F
During the Baroque era, some boy singers were castrated to preserve the high register of their voices, allowing them to sing high pitched operatic roles. T/F
The Baroque period was the first in which instrumental music was comparable in importance to vocal music. T/F
Baroque composers, like their Renaissance counterparts, generally did not specify instrumentation. T/F
Antonio Vivaldi became known as "the red priest" because of his fanatical religious beliefs. T/F
The three main keyboard instruments of the Baroque were the harpsichord, organ, and piano. T/F
Bach's chorale prelude A Mighty Fortress Is Our God is based on a well known Lutheran chorale tune. T/F
A fugue is a contrapuntal composition in which a single subject is the focal point, thus unifying the work. T/F
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