The Pope Marcellus Mass was written for six voice parts.
In which language is Josquin's motet text written? a) Italian b) French c) Latin
Palestrina avoided changing the density (the number of voices singing at one given time) and texture in this Mass movement.
Which was a recommendation of the Council of Trent regarding music for the church? a) Use more instruments in the Mass. b) Make the words more understandable. c) Combine secular elements into the music for the Mass.
Make the words more understandable.
The Catholic Church's effort in the early sixteenth century to recapture the loyalty of its followers through a return to true Christian piety is known as the: a) Reformation. b) Counter-Reformation. c) Magna Carta
The following statements are true about Josquin's motet EXCEPT: a) The meter changes within the piece, moving from duple to triple and back to duple. b) Each voice sings a different text praising the Virgin Mary. c) The text is a rhymed poem
Each voice sings a different text praising the Virgin Mary.
The predominant texture in Josquin's motet Ave Maria...virgo serena is: a) homorhythm. b) imitative polyphony. c) monophony. d) All of the above.
d) All of the above. homorhythm, imitative polyphony, monophony
Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass was probably intended for a cappella performance.
Palestrina's Gloria from the Pope Marcellus Mass belongs to the Proper, the variable part of the Mass celebration.
Which of the following make up the sections of the Mass Ordinary? a) Kyrie, Gloria, Collect, Epistle, Gradual, Canon b) Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei c) Kyrie, Introit, Gradual, Communion, Ite missa est
b) Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
How does Josquin set off the final two lines of the text, "O Mater Dei, memento mei"? a) in long note values b) in a homorhythmic texture c) neither a nor b. d) both a and b.
d) both a and b. -in long note values, in a homorhythmic texture
Which of the following is NOT typical of the Renaissance motet? a) multivoiced, sometimes based on a chant b) set to Latin texts, often in praise of the Virgin Mary c) monophonic texture and sung in the vernacular
monophonic texture and sung in the vernacular
The text of the Gloria is easily understood, due largely to its syllabic nature and Palestrina's frequent use of homorhythm.
The harmony of the Palestrina's Gloria is best described as full and consonant.
Which is NOT true of cantus-firmus technique in the Renaissance? a) Only Gregorian chant was used as the fixed melody b) Fragments from either sacred or secular music could serve as the fixed melody. c) Renaissance composers employed this procedure to unify their Masses.
a) Only Gregorian chant was used as the fixed melody
During the Renaissance, the Mass was recited and sung in the vernacular (the language of the people)?
The text of Josquin's motet Ave Maria...virgo serena praises the virtues of: a) Saint Anne. b) The Virgin Mary. c) The Holy Spirit.