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Religion remained a driving force behind power struggles in the Baroque era.


One of the most significant changes in music history occurred during the Baroque era: the transition from medieval church modes to major-minor tonality.


The primary tonality used during the Baroque period was:


Improvisation played little or no part in Baroque musical practice.


During the Baroque era, some boy singers were castrated to preserve the high register of their voices, allowing them to sing high-pitched operatic roles.


In opera, the lyric melodies that release emotional tension are called recitatives.


In seventeenth-century England, the masque was a popular type of aristocratic entertainment that combined vocal and instrumental music with poetry and dance.


Why does the opening melodic line ascend in Strozzi's Amor dormiglione?

It suggests Cupid waking

Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas was composed for:

a girl's school production.

During his lifetime, Johann Sebastian Bach was primarily known as a great organist.


Which of the following does NOT characterize an oratorio?

elaborate scenery

Late in life, Handel turned his efforts from the opera to:

the oratorio.

Chorales were intended to be sung by a trained choir.


The Alla hornpipe from Handel's Water Music is in A-B-A form.


Which of the following does NOT characterize the suite?

Each movement is in a contrasting key.

Baroque composers, like their Renaissance counterparts, generally did not specify instrumentation.


The dominant instrument in Mouret's Rondeau is:


Who was the greatest and most prolific Italian composer of concertos?


The typical solo concerto has __________ movements.


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


Vivaldi lived and worked in:


The three main keyboard instruments of the Baroque were the harpsichord, organ, and piano.


John Gay's The Beggar's Opera makes use of ballads from the popular music of his day.


The Beggar's Opera was written by:

Gay and Pepusch.

Opera buffa is comic opera from:


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