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5 Matching questions

  1. absolute music
  2. the patronage system
  3. polyphony
  4. sturm und drang
  5. fugue
  1. a sponsorship of an artist or a musician, historically by a member of a wealthy or ruling class.
  2. b a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
  3. c Music that is independent of words, drama, visual images, or any kind of representational aspects.
  4. d storm and stess: late eighteenth century movement in germany toward more emotional expression in the arts
  5. e music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  2. serious opera
  3. title given to the three prominent composers of the classical era: haydn, mozart, beethoven
  4. a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
  5. Music for a small instrumental ensemble with one instrument per line of music

5 True/False questions

  1. word paintingmusical representation of specific poetic images


  2. Rococoornate; highly decorated


  3. canonFrench polyphonic song especially of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, set to either courtly or popular poetry


  4. basso continuoBaroque era, instrumental, continuous bass part


  5. divertimentoa musical composition in several movements