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chap 14 medival music

One of the most important religious reformers to emerge from this period was:

Martin Luther

Renaissance society was characterized by:

an increased secular orientation.

All of the following characteristics define the Renaissance EXCEPT:
a) an interest in scientific and intellectual inquiry.
b) an era of acceptance in faith and authority.
c) the interest in a rationally ordered world.
d) the development of Humanism.

b) an era of acceptance in faith and authority.

The rise of music printing, the merchant class, and secular music are all traditionally associated with the emergence of the amateur musician.


The Renaissance first flourished in Italy, and later spread to other parts of Europe, including England, influencing such writers as Shakespeare and Marlowe.


An a cappella performance of a vocal work might feature an improvised instrumental accompaniment.


The Renaissance represents

a sudden rebirth in learning and the arts.

The chief institutions of musical patronage in the Renaissance include the:
a) church.
b) city and state.
c) aristocratic courts.
d) All of the above.

d) All of the above.
church, city and state, aristocratic courts.

Musicians in the Renaissance took apprenticeships with all the following professionals EXCEPT:
a) master singers.
b) conductors.
c) instrument builders.
d) instrumentalists.

b) conductors.

The predominant texture of Renaissance vocal music was monophony.


The expressive device Renaissance composers favored that linked the text more closely to the music is called:

word painting

Renaissance artists strove to capture the human form in a more life-like fashion.


Supporting musical institutions that flourished during the era include:
a) church choirs and schools.
b) civic wind bands.
c) Both a and b.
d) Neither a nor b.

c) Both a and b.
church choirs and schools.
civic wind bands.

Renaissance composers often turned to old devices, such as the use of a cantus firmus, or fixed melody, as the basis of their composition.


Artists and writers in this era looked to the culture of the early Christian Church for inspiration


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