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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Baroque musical style?

harmonies built on the early church modes

Of the following, which region was NOT predominantly Catholic?

northern Germany

The new Baroque style of vocal music for one singer with instrumental accompaniment was known as monophony.


The introduction of monody in music represented a major shift in texture from:

polyphonic to homophonic.

Women's roles in Baroque music:

expanded into professional performance careers including opera

Recitative that is just accompanied by continuo instruments is called secco.


It was through the musical innovations of the __________ that opera was born.

Florentine Camerata

Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea is based on a Greek myth.


A drama that is sung is called:

An opera.

The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from:

the Bible.

Which of the following does NOT describe a chorale?

Chorale tunes were originally conceived for polyphonic settings.

Bach's Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, has __________ movements.


A cantata must be written on a religious or sacred theme.


The first era of Western music history in which instrumental music was as important as vocal music was the:


Valves enabled Baroque trumpet players to become virtuosos.


Handel's Water Music was performed with doubled continuo instruments because it was played outdoors.


Mouret's Rondeau was most likely intended for an indoor theater concert.


Bach composed the Brandenburg Concertos in the spirit of the concerto grosso.


Vivaldi's solo concertos typically had four movements.


The solo concerto is written for a solo instrument with a continuo accompaniment.


Vivaldi lived in Venice, where he taught music at a girls' school.


The harpsichord is incapable of crescendos and diminuendos.


The Beggar's Opera was first presented in:


Which of the following is a set of forty-eight preludes and fugues by Bach?

The Well-Tempered Clavier.

In a fugue, the areas of relaxation where the subject is not heard are called:


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