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5 Matching questions

  1. overture
  2. minstrels
  3. castrato
  4. chamber music
  5. aria
  1. a medieval poet and musician who sang or recited while accompanying himself on a stringed instrument
  2. b an elaborate song for solo voice
  3. c Music for a small instrumental ensemble with one instrument per line of music
  4. d orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  5. e a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  2. Medieval polyphony that consists of Gregorian chant and one or more additional melodic lines
  3. fixed rhythmic patterns of long and short notes, popular in th thirteenth century
  4. cycle of daily services of the roman catholic church, distinct from the mass.
  5. : A broad intellectual movement in 18th‐century Europe that advocated the use of reason in the re‐evaluation of accepted ideas.

5 True/False questions

  1. thematic developmentmusical expansion of a theme by varying its melodic outline, harmony, or rhythm.


  2. a capellawithout musical accompaniment


  3. equal-temperamenta musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies


  4. opera seriaserious opera


  5. Notre Dame schooltitle given to the three prominent composers of the classical era: haydn, mozart, beethoven