AMI201 Exam Prep - History Vocab
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A melodic vocal solo with instrumental accompaniment, often found in an opera.
A dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement presented by a group or an individual dancing to a musical accompaniment, usually with costumes and scenery, and telling a story.
The group that performs the ballet.
A musical work for chorus and soloist or soloists, often with orchestral accompaniment.
Compositions traditionally intended for a performance in a small room or concert hall, and written for an instrumental ensemble, usually with one player for each part.
Any musical instrument with a keyboard, such as a piano, harpsichord, clavichord or organ.
A practice whereby a composer is hired to write a piece of music in exchange for a fee.
A musical work for solo instrument, sometimes alone, sometimes with an accompaniment of one or more instruments (for example, a concerto for a clarinet with piano accompaniment), and sometimes accompanied by an orchestra.
A school of music or dramatic art.
The people who compose, conduct, or perform music at the place of residence of a king, queen, leader, or dignitary.
A style of painting and music that developed in France during the 1870s, characterized by an impression produced by a scene, or the creation of an emotion, or feeling.
The text or written words of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera.
The verb to march means to walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others. The musical noun, march, means a composition to accompany marching that suggests a steady and rhythmical progression.
A musical setting of certain parts of the celebration of the Eucharist, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Beneductus and Agnus Dei, in the Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant churches.
A composition in the rhythm of a stately pattern dance, with three pulses per measure, for groups of couples, originating in seventeenth century France.
Drama set to music and sung by performers, with orchestral accompaniment, scenery, acting, and sometimes dancing.
The group that performs the opera.
A production that has many musical elements of an opera, but is lighter and more popular in subject and style, and may contain spoken dialogue.
A musical composition that has been numbered to designate the order of a composer's work.
A person, often quite young with age, with exceptional talents or powers.
A man or woman who supports or protects something, such as an orchestra, a composer, or an event, or a cause.
Church music without strict meter and traditionally sung without accompaniment; also called a plainchant.
A style of music characterized by an unusual rhythmic pattern (syncopation) in the melody against an even accompaniment.
A composition for solo piano or a group of instruments, most often including a first and second violinist, a violist and a cellist. Or, a musical work written for this combination of instruments.
A set or series of pieces. Originally, a suite was a succession of dance forms in one key. The modern suite aims at lightness, and more freedom is taken with keys and forms.
1. An extended composition in three or more movements for orchestra. Beethoven added a chorus, therefore calling it a choral symphony.
2. A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments
A dance-like composition with three pulses per measure and having a strong accent on the first pulse.