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Arts and Humanities
Understanding and Enjoying Music
An Appreciation Music in Renaissance (Part II, Chapter 2)
Terms in this set (28)
Which country became the leading Renaissance music center in the sixteenth century?
True or false; According to the Renaissance ideal, an educated person was discouraged taking musical training or playing a musical instrument.
Select all the characteristics of Renaissance music
-It uses harmonies that help express the emotions of the words
-It demonstrates a humanistic interest in language
-It uses word painting to represent poetic images
Select all the statements comparing the meter and the mass in the Renaissance that are correct
-A mass ordinary has five texts and takes more time to perform than a motet
-The words of the mass are those of the ordinary, whereas the motet uses other sacred text
-The motet and mass were the primary forms of sacred music during the Renaissance
True or false; Joaquin Desprez, one of the greatest Renaissance composers, wrote only religious works, such as motets and masses for the church
Select all the statements that correctly describe what happens in Josquin's motet Ave Mario... virgo Serena
-A voice will enter while the preceding entry is in he middle of its melodic line
-The four opening melodic phrases all use the same text
-The composer uses polyphonic imitation
What were some of the criticisms about the church music that were addressed during the Council of Trent?
-Catholic Church music used noisy instruments and complex polyphony.
-The use of secular tunes and theatrical singing in Catholic church music
-Catholic Church music has lost its purity
Which of the following correctly describes this excerpt form the Pope Marcellus Mass?
It has voices that constantly imitate each other
Select all the elements that become common in Renaissance secular music.
-When the music depicts the text
Which characterizes the music heard?
This is an English madrigal, with polyphonic texture, no instruments, and abundant word painting
The Triumphes of Oriana, by Thomas Weelkes, is an anthology of works that contains which of the following?
English madrigals in honor of "Oriana" or Queen Elizabeth I
Select all statements that correctly describe the use of the technique called word painting in this recording of a work by Thomas Weelkes.
-A duet sings "two by two"
-Fast, descending rhythms are used to represent "running"
-All the voices sing the word "together"
Which is the plucked string instrument used to accompany Renaissance secular songs?
Select all the methods John Dowland uses to express sorrow and melancholy in Flow My Tears
-A minor key
-A slow tempo
-Descending melodic lines representing falling tears
Select all the elements depicted in the illustration of the Emperor Maximillian in his music workshop
-In the lower center, at the front of the picture there is a harp
-In the middle-right edge of the picture, an early keyboard instrument is seen on the table
-In the lower left corner of the picture, there is an organ, and in the upper left (with the singers) is a Cornett.
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