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CHAP13

CHAPTER 13
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TRUE/FALSE. The text setting in Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is mostly syllabic
ANSWER: FALSE
The text Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is from which portion of the Mass?
a) the Ordinary
b) the Proper
B. THE PROPER
The texts of the Mass service that are specific to a particular feast day are called the Ordinary
false
FEASTS OF THE MASS ARE SPECIFIC TO THAT FEAST
Which era does this chanson exemplify?
a) Ars antiqua
b) Ars nova
B. ARS NOVA
Which statement is NOT true about medieval instrumentalists?
They performed only music written specifically for instruments.
The medieval French chanson can be described as a secular vocal composition set to a courtly love poem.
TRUE
The liturgy refers to the set order of services and structure of each service.
TRUE. SERVICES TO THE CHURCH.
Instrumental music in the Middle Ages was generally improvised rather than played from notation.
TRUE
Music performed with exchanges between a soloist and chorus is called:
responsorial singing
Puis qu'en oubli has no repeated musical sections.
FALSE. Puis qu'en oubli form, IS a basic musical idea - the theme - is repeated over and over ...
Machaut's Puis qu'on oubli is best classified as:
secular music
WROTE LOVE SONGS
The two main services for the Roman Catholic Church are the daily Offices and the Mass.
TRUE
Troubadours, medieval poet-musicians from the southern region of France, belonged to:
mainly the upper classes and the aristocracy.
Most surviving examples of Gregorian chant are anonymous.
TRUE
A unique feature of Hildegard's chant is her occasional use of an upward leap of a fifth, lending an expansive feel to the musi
TRUE
The text of Machaut's chanson tells of
courtly love
The medieval motet can be characterized as a polyphonic vocal composition, either sacred or secular.
true
One of the most important forms of polyphonic music fromc 1250 to 1750.
Puis qu'en oubli is in a triple meter with gently syncopated rhythms
True
Machaut's music is rich in affective harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and interplay between double and triple meters.
Hildegard was known for all the following EXCEPT:
her historical writings about the saints.
The vocal range of Puis qu'en oubli is low, best suited for men's voices
true
Gregorian chant features regularly phrased melodic lines supported by instrumental accompaniment
false
The repeated text and music heard in Machaut's chanson is:
the refrain.
Early notation used neumes, little ascending and descending signs written above the words that suggested the shape of the melodic line
TRUE
NEUMES, are the basic elements of Western and Eastern systems of musical notation prior to the invention of five-line staff notation. The word neume is a Middle English corruption of the ultimately Greek word for breath (pneuma
The poems of the troubadour and trouvère repertory include:
a) political and moral songs.
b) love songs centered on the idea of unrequited love
c) Both a and b.
a) political and moral songs.
b) love songs centered on the idea of unrequited love
c) Both a and b.

C. BOTH A AND B
In which poetic form is Machaut's chanson set
A. rondeau
The rondeau form calls for a rigid pattern of repetition of verse and refrain,
Hildegard's chant Alleluia, O virga mediatrix was intended for performance on a feast day for the Virgin.
TRUE
To which category of medieval instruments do the sackbut and shawm belong?
loud (haut) instruments
sackbut The sackbut is a trombone from the Renaissance and Baroque eras
shawm=The shawm was a medieval and Renaissance musical instrument of the woodwind family made in Europe from the 12th century (at the latest) until the 17th centurY
The chants of the church used only the major and minor scale patterns found in later music
false
A single line melody that consists of a sigle line melody that is monphonic in texture and lacks harmony and counterpoint is know as ?
Gregorian chant or Plain chant
What are the three main groups of chant melodies
Syllabic-one note sung to each syllable of text
Neumatic: a small group of up to 5-6 notes sung to a syllable
melismatic. long groups of notes set to a single syllable of text
modal
Western use of a variety of scale patterns or mode. The adjective modal refers to various melodic and harmonic types
Series of services offered throughout the day at monasteries and convents
Offices
what are two of the are divided into two types
offices and the mass
Collection of prayers that make up the mass falls into what two categories
Proper-texts that vary from day to day
Ordinary-texts that remain the same in every mass