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The approximate dtes of the Baroque period are:
The text of an opera is called:
the libretto
The compositional technique in which the music vividly mirrored the words is called:
word painting
In opera, a vocal style that imitates speech and is set freely to a sparse accompaniment is called:
A drama that is sung is called:
an opera
The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera is called:
an overture
George Frideric Handel was considered a master of:
the oratorio
Which does NOT characterize an oratorio?
elaborate scenery
The chorale is a type of hymn tune created by:
Martin Luther
Bach was most famous in his day as a performer on:
the organ
Dido sings her famous lament in Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas prior to:
killing herself
Late in life, Handel turned his efforts from the opera to:
the oratorio
The famous choral climax in Part 2 of Handel's Messiah is:
"Hallelujah Chorus"
Which of the following is Handel's most famous oratorio, frequently performed today?
Handel's Messiah is:
an oratorio
An important instrumental form of the Baroque, based on opposition between a small group of instruments and a large group, was:
the concerto grosso
Which was NOT an important keyboard instrument in the Baroque era?
the piano
A keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked by quills is:
the harpsichord
The harpsichord is different from the piano because:
it has two keyboards, its strings are plucked, and it is not capable of a wide dynamic range.
Which of the following is a well-known set of concertos by Vivaldi?
The Four Seasons
The solo instrument in Spring from The Four Seasons is:
the violin
Italian comic opera was:
opera buffa
The artificially created male soprano or alto who dominated opera was known as
the castrato
The element of Baroque music that reflected composers' interest in faraway lands is:
The earliest operas took their plots from:
Greek mythology
Of the following, which is NOT a major work by Bach?
The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from:
the Bible
A solo song with instrument accompaniment is called:
The writer of the text of an opera is called the:
Which of the following composition did Handel NOT write:
The Four Seasons