Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called:
After the Civil War, the Union Army band was directed by Patrick S. Gilmore.
Which element could be considered the most innovative in The Rite of Spring?
The symphonic poem was created in the nineteenth century.
Some Asian composers have merged music of their heritage with Western traditions.
During the Middle Ages, the status of women:
was raised through the concept of chivalry held by knights and idealized in music.
Mozart was consistently supported by Vienna's most important patrons.
In his early years, William Grant Still was associated with which artistic movement?
Most musical cultures share the concept of melody or musical line.
Baba Yaga was the witch in Grimm's tale "Hansel and Gretel."
The opening-night audience of The Rite of Spring was undoubtedly startled and repelled by the pagan rites being enacted.
The length or size of a vibrating object has no effect on pitch.
Jan DeGaetani sang the premiere of Crumb's song cycle Ancient Voices of Children.
The melody for the slow movement of Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3 became the national anthem for:
Which of the following make up the movements of the Ordinary of the Mass?
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
The origins of the Romantic concerto reach back to the Renaissance.
Nationalism found natural expression in music, among other arts.
Beethoven was unable to compose music after he became deaf.
Unity in film music through the use of leitmotifs was inspired by which nineteenth-century composer?
The complexity of rhythm in modern Western music far exceeds that in Asian and African music.
The Beggar's Opera was written by:
Which of the following dance types was NOT standard in a Baroque suite?
In Germany, aristocratic poet-musicians were called:
David Bowie and Elton John are representatives of the ____________ style.
Most percussion instruments fall into the categories of idiophones and aerophones.
For which work was Ives given a Pulitzer Prize?
Chopin is credited with creating:
The modern piano style.
Puccini's operas are associated with the verismo movement.
Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music?
Which of the following does NOT characterize the Interrupted Intermezzo from Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra?
What is the form of the chorale tune Wachet auf?
A combination of tones that sounds discordant, unstable, or in need of resolution is called:
Berg's opera Wozzeck centers on:
The term orchestra may be applied to various musical ensembles around the world.
What is the principal element of a fugue?
Which of the following instruments would you NOT find in a standard mariachi band?
The medieval ancestor of the modern trombone is:
Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, was subtitled Moonlight by:
Which of the following is NOT a type of orchestral program music?
A large-scale work in several movements for solo instrument(s) and orchestra is called:
In what language are tempo markings generally given?
Why is the music for Handel's Water Music marked by lively rhythms and catchy melodies?
It was performed outdoors on barges
The fixed melody used as a basis for elaborate polyphonic writing in the Renaissance was called:
A cantus firmus.
Nationalistic composers expressed their nationalism by:
basing songs on dances/people, folklore, peasant life, operas, symphonic poems
An interval smaller than our semitone, or half step, is called:
The most important development in art music in the 1950s and 1960s was the increasing importance of:
Which instrument did Louis Armstrong play?
trumpet (also cornet irl)
The use of preexisting literary sources such as books and plays for the plots of musicals helped the new genre to gain maturity and permanence.
The famous choral climax in Part II of Handel's Messiah is:
Which of the following was NOT one of the stages in the development of electronic music?