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The only place to see a live performance of "classical" music is in a major urban center like New York or Los Angeles
the following is a term that can be used to label a piece of music that is composed?
Composition and work
Which of the following is NOT a recommended technique to study music?
a. Putting the music examples on as background for relaxation
i. Other options:
1. Listening to a recording multiple times
2. Seeing a live performance of music
Understanding a bit about the music before listening to it can help develop a deeper appreciation toward it
Oftentimes in a concert there is a break where you can move around. This break is called the
When is the best time to arrive at a "classical" concert?
At least 20 minutes in advance of the performance
Which of the following is NOT a tradition in live Western "classical" music performances?
a. Audience participation on the stage
i. Right answers
1. Knowing when to clap
2. The dress of the performers
If a performance is well received, an audience can request a (an) ________ by extended applause.
In a concert in which a symphony is performed the audience is generally expected to clap
Only at the end of the final movement
A round is based on the principle of ____________ where each voice enters in succession with the same melody.
One person singing Happy Birthday with simple chords accompanying the melody produces a _________ texture
The best description of melodic idea that is presented in one voice, then restated in another, is
The early Christian church had very little power in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Our understanding of the musical culture of ancient civilizations is limited by the few fragments of music that have survived
The violent series of events that took place as part of an attempt to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims is known as:
One woman composer and author who was active in church society in the Middle Ages was:
Hildegard of Bingen
The Renaissance marks the passing of European society from a predominately secular society to a more sacred one
Musical literacy in the cultivated middle and upper classes in Renaissance society is marked by the rise of the musician who plays for the love of music and not professionally, known as a(n) _________ musician
The act of supporting an artistic project, either financially, intellectually, or both, is known as:
The art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome was of little interest to artists and writers in the Renaissance
One of the major advancements in the Renaissance was the invention of printing, pioneered by
Trade flourished in the later Middle Ages when a merchant class arose outside of feudal society
Early notation used neumes, little ascending and descending signs written above the words that suggested the shape of the melodic line.
True Statements about Notre Dame School
a. Composers there wrote some of the earliest examples of polyphony, called organum
b. The first book containing compositions by composers of this school is called Magnus liber organi
c. Not True:
i. Perotin and Machaut are 2 of the main composers
The chants of the church only used the major and minor scale patterns found in later music (p75,76)
Hildegard was known for all the following (p78)
a. Her visions and interpretation of the scriptures
b. Her poetry and music
c. Not for:
i. Her historical writings about the saints
A unique feature of Hildegard's chant is her occasional use of an upward leap of a fifth, lending an expansive feel to the music. (p78)
Music performed with exchanges between a soloist and chorus is called (p75, 79)
Hildegard's chant Alleluia, O virga mediatrix was intended for performance on a feast day for the Virgin. (p79)
The texts of the Mass service that are specific to a particular feast day are called the Ordinary. (p77)
Gregorian chant features regularly phrased melodic lines supported by instrumental accompaniment (p75)
Which statements are true about medieval instrumentalists? (p 86,87)
a. They were often employed in the performance of vocal music, doubling or accompanying the singers
b. They took part in dance music
c. Not True:
i. They performed only music written specifically for instruments
The recorder, lute, and hammered dulcimer all were categorized into which group in the Middle Ages? (p88)
The repeated text and music heard three times in Machaut's chanson Puis qu'en oubli is called: (p85)
Instrumental music in the Middle Ages was generally improvised rather than played from notation. (p87)
The medieval French chanson can be described as a secular vocal composition set to a courtly love poem. (p85)
The poems of the troubadour and trouvère repertory include: (p83)
a. Political and moral songs
b. Love songs centered on the idea of "unrequited love"
To which category of medieval instruments do the sackbut, crumhorn, cornetto, tabor, and nakers belong? (p88)
The constant imitation from beginning to end in between the voices of Sumer is icumen in is characteristic of its genre, which is : (p83)
Troubadours, medieval poet-musicians from the southern region of France, belonged to (p83)
Mainly the upper classes and the aristocracy
Which of the following is NOT typical of the Renaissance motet? (p89)
Monophonic texture and sung in the vernacular
The predominant texture in Josquin's motet Ave Maria . . . virgo serena is: (p91)
a. Imitative polyphony
The following statements are true about Josquin's motet
a. The meter changes within the piece, moving from duple to triple and back to duple
b. The text is a rhymed poem
i. Each voice sings a different text praising the Virgin Mary
The text of Josquin's motet Ave Maria . . . virgo serena, praises the virtues of: (p89-91)
The Virgin Mary
Which is true of cantus-firmus technique in the Renaissance? (p92)
a. Fragments from either sacred or secular music could serve as the fixed melody
b. Renaissance composers employed this procedure to unify their Masses
i. Only Gregorian chant was used as the fixed melody
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: (p93)
The text of the Gloria in Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass is easily understood, due largely to its syllabic nature and Palestrina's frequent use of homorhythm (p94)
During the Renaissance, the Mass was recited and sung in the vernacular (the language of the people) (p92)
Which was a recommendation of the Council of Trent regarding music for the church? (p93)
Make the words more understandable
How does Josquin provide a contrast in the final two lines of the text, "O Mater Dei, memento mei"? (p91)
a. In long note values
b. In a homorhythmic texture
The harmony of Palestrina's Gloria from the Pope Marcellus Mass is best described as full and consonant (p94)
Palestrina's Gloria from the Pope Marcellus Mass belongs to the Proper, the variable part of the Mass celebration (p94)
Which of the following make up the sections of the Mass Ordinary? (p92)
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
Arcadelt's madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno features the melody mostly in the high voice. (p97)
Which instrument heard in Susato's Three Dances is a cross between a woodwind and a brass instrument? (p102)
The performance forces for Arcadelt's madrigal requires is a four-voice SATB ensemble. (p97,98)
At which point in the text of Fair Phyllis does the work change to an imitative texture? (p100)
"Up and down he wandered"
The musical structure of each of Susato's Three Dances can be described as: (p101)
Two sections, each repeated (A-A-B-B)
Farmer "paints" the first line of the text, "Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone," through (p100)
Tielman Susato was well known for his work as: (p101)
A music printer, a composer, and an instrumentalist
The English madrigal preceded the development of the Italian madrigal by some twenty years (p99)
All of the following characterize the Renaissance chanson and the madrigal (p96)
a. They were set to poetry based on courtly or rustic love
b. They were written in the vernacular (language of the people)
c. They often featured expressive devices, such as word-painting, to bring the words and music more closely together
i. They were meant to be sung for religious occasions
Specific instruments to be used were often identified in the musical scores for Renaissance dance music. (p99)
All of the following statements about Fair Phyllis are true (p99)
a. The texture alternates often between homorhythm and polyphony
b. The music closing mirrors the action and sentiments of the text
i. The text refers to real historical characters
The recording of Susato's dances features mostly soft (bas) instruments. (p101)
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