Music Final H

20 August 2022
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Which excerpt is an example of accelerando? (2:41 & 3:43) 1) Neither excerpt 2) Both excerpts 3) Excerpt A 4) Excerpt B
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3) Excerpt A
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The predominant meter of this example is: 2:53 1) Duple 2) Nonexistent 3) Mixed and changing 4) Triple
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4) Triple
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Which combination of beat and tempo is present in this excerpt? 2: 35 1) Strong and slow 2) Weak and fast 3) Strong and fast 4) Weak and slow
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3) Strong and fast
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The following excerpt is an example of ritardando. 4:43 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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Which excerpt suggests tempo rubato? 13:33 & 4:25 1) Excerpt B 2) Neither excerpt 3) Excerpt A 4) Both excerpts suggest tempo rubato
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3) Excerpt A
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Tempo is an Italian universal musical term that refers to the speed at which a music composition is played. 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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The following excerpt is an example of ritardando. :59 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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According to the text, reaction to the beat of music is often spontaneous and automatic. 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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Which of the following is a false statement? 1) Tempo and rhythm are interchangeable terms. 2) The Italian terms for tempo cover variations in speed from slow to fast. 3) Tempo primo may be used to indicate a return to the original tempo. 4) Tempo rubato is Italian for "stolen time".
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1) Tempo and rhythm are interchangeable terms.
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The following excerpt is an example of duple meter. 5:54 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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The trumpet melody in the following excerpt can be best described as: 7:19 1) Disjunct 2) Smooth 3) Repeated tone 4) Narrow range
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1) Disjunct
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The following excerpt is: 7:19 1) And With His Stripes from Messiah 2) The Hallelujah Chorus by Handel played on the trumpet 3) The River theme from The Moldau 4) The Triumphal March from the opera Aida
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4) The Triumphal March from the opera Aida
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In this musical excerpt, it is fair to say that each melodic phrase exhibits a melodic contour that moves in a downward direction. 11:36 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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Does the following excerpt move mainly by disjunct, conjunct, or repeated tones? 3:29 1) Repeated tones 2) The excerpt features all three 3) Conjunct 4) Disjunct
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2) The excerpt features all three
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Does the following excerpt move mainly by disjunct, conjunct, or repeated tones? 3:29 1) Disjunct 2) Conjunct 3) Repeated tones 4) The excerpt features all three
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3) Repeated tones
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Which description of the excerpt is correct: 3:29 1) There is no melodic contour in this example 2) The melodic contour moves upward and then downward 3) The melodic contour only moves downward 4) The melodic contour only moves upward
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2) The melodic contour moves upward and then downward
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Does the following excerpt move mainly by disjunct, conjunct, or repeated tones? 7:19 1) Repeated tones 2) Disjunct 3) Conjunct 4) The excerpt features all three
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4) The excerpt features all three
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The melody in the following excerpt is comprised of: 7:19 1) Two long, sweeping melodies 2) Three contrasting melodies 3) One single, balanced melody 4) Several small melodic ideas
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4) Several small melodic ideas
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Which statement is correct? 1) Melodic motion and melodic repetition are both effective ways of creating tension and relaxation. 2) None of these options 3) Composers rarely repeat melodic and rhythmic patterns to stress musical ideas. 4) If the highest tone of a melody is within four to five tones of the lowest tone, we describe it as having a wide range.
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1) Melodic motion and melodic repetition are both effective ways of creating tension and relaxation.
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When a melody acquires significant importance within a given composition, it is called a: 1) Theme 2) Wide-ranging melody 3) Section 4) Transition
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1) Theme
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The following excerpt represents: 2:58 1) Melody alone 2) Melody with harmonic accompaniment 3) Neither A or B
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2) Melody with harmonic accompaniment
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The following excerpt represents melody with harmonic accompaniment. 3:47 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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The following excerpt is dissonant. 2:49 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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This music example illustrates a chord played one note after another. This is called: 1:52 1) Arpeggio 2) Bowing 3) Sliding 4) Plucking
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1) Arpeggio
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Although the violin is mostly a single melody instrument, violinists can also play chords using an instrumental technique known as: 8:05 1) Double stops 2) Vibrato 3) Unison 4) Pizzicato
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1) Double stops
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The following excerpt represents melody by itself without harmonic accompaniment. 6:50 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Two simultaneous pitches of the same letter name and pitch (e.g., C, G, or D) constitute a harmony. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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The smallest harmonic unit is made up of three pitches called a chord. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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The following excerpt is dissonant. 1:00 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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This excerpt demonstrates: 5:21 1) Dissonant harmonies at the end of the passage 2) Consonant harmonies that give a feeling of stability throughout 3) How dissonant harmonies create tension and instability throughout 4) Mainly consonant harmonies disrupted by dissonance at the beginning of the passage
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3) How dissonant harmonies create tension and instability throughout
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Which type of musical texture is primarily represented in the following example? 14:06 1) Homophony 2) Monophony 3) None of these options 4) Polyphony
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1) Homophony
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Which of the following types of texture does it represent? 3:11 1) Homophony 2) Cacophony 3) Polyphony 4) Monophony
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4) Monophony
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In general, operatic arias of the Romantic period, for example those by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), provide good examples of homophonic music. 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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Which of the following statements is correct? 1) Texture in music refers to the ways in which monophony, polyphony, and homophony combine to create harmony. 2) None of these statements 3) Texture in music refers to the feeling created by the combination of melody and harmony. 4) Texture in music refers to the ways in which the horizontal strands of melody and the vertical strands of harmony relate to one another.
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3) Texture in music refers to the feeling created by the combination of melody and harmony.
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The following excerpt represents monophonic texture. 7:57 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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This piece of music is a good example of: 1:38 1) Homophonic texture 2) A mixture of monophonic and homophonic textures 3) Polyphonic texture 4) Monophonic texture
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3) polyphonic texture
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This music passage is an example of: 3:29 1) Polyphony 2) Cacophony 3) Homophony 4) Monophony
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3) Homophony
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Which of the following choices is the defining characteristic of polyphony? 1) The sequential arrangement of separate melodic lines 2) The presence of many melodic lines of music regardless of their relationship 3) The independence and equality of concurrent melodic lines 4) The interrelation of melodic lines played in unison
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3) The independence and equality of concurrent melodic lines
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This music excerpt is an example of: 35:31 1) Homophonic texture 2) Monophonic texture 3) Cacophonic texture 4) Polyphonic texture
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4) Polyphonic texture
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Bach was known as a master of presenting a singular musical texture throughout his vocal music to help communicate the text. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Form can be defined as the constructive or organizing element in music. 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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This piano piece exemplifies: 2:34 1) Binary form 2) Rondo form 3) Theme and variations 4) Ternary form
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4) ternary form
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This movement from a piano sonata by Beethoven exemplifies: 4:25 1) Binary form 2) Ternary form 3) Theme and variations 4) Rondo form
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4) Rondo form
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The following musical excerpt represents strophic form. 3:22 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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According to the text, which two essential factors do composers manipulate to hold the listener's interest? 1) Change and contrast 2) Unity and variety 3) None of these options 4) Structure and organization
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2) Unity and variety
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Which of the following forms is not based on the principle of repetition? 1) Rondo form 2) Binary form 3) Strophic form 4) Theme and variations
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2) Binary form
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Which of the following forms is not based on the principle of contrast? 1) Strophic form 2) Ternary form 3) All forms are based on the principle of contrast 4) Binary form
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1) Strophic form
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Which excerpt most likely represents theme and variations form? 15:33 & 3:59 1) Excerpt A 2) Excerpt B 3) Both excerpts represent theme and variations form 4) Neither excerpt represent theme and variations form
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1) Excerpt A
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According to the text, in rondo form, the repeating themes are separated by: 1) contrasting episodes 2) variations 3) strophes 4) rondos
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1) contrasting episodes
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According to the text, ternary form uses a mixture of repetition and contrast. 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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This excerpt is most likely from a... 6:03 1) Madrigal 2) Troubadour song 3) Liturgical drama 4) Gregorian chant
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2) Troubadour song
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Which of the following is a distinguishing characteristic of Gregorian Chant from the Medieval period? 1) Smooth melodies sung a cappella with monophonic texture 2) Strong rhythms and disjunct melodies 3) Homophonic texture and melodies with wide intervals 4) Features instrumental accompaniment and duple meter
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1) Smooth melodies sung a cappella with monophonic texture
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Which excerpt is from Ordo virtutum, a morality play by Hildegard von Bingen? 2:35, 4:27, & 8:53 1) Excerpt C 2) Excerpt A 3) Excerpt B
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3) Excerpt B
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Which 8th- and 9th-century ruler had a profound influence on Church music? 1) Charlemagne 2) Hildegard von Bingen 3) Julius Caesar 4) Pope Gregory I
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1) Charlemagne
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The dates for the Medieval period are generally considered to be: 1) 1050 - 1275 AD 2) 1150 - 1450 AD 3) 1450 - 1600 AD 4) 1100 - 1400 AD
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2) 1150 - 1450 AD
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Which excerpt is an example of a gradual, or one of the responses to the reading of the epistle during the Mass, composed by PΓ©rotin? 2:09, 4:32, & 3:53 1) Excerpt C 2) Excerpt A 3) Excerpt B
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2) Excerpt A
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Which excerpt is an example of a lai, or variation of a virelai, by Guillaume de Machaut? 2:35, 2:38, & 2:08 1) Excerpt C 2) Excerpt A 3) Excerpt B
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3) Excerpt B
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Which of the following is a salient characteristic of secular music from the Medieval period? 1) Strong, dance-like rhythms performed by a combination of instruments and voices 2) Smooth melodies sung a cappella moving at a very lively pace 3) Slow tempos with unmeasured rhythms and monophonic texture 4) Features mainly unaccompanied vocal solos
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1) Strong, dance-like rhythms performed by a combination of instruments and voices
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Which of the following were sacred genres in the Medieval period? 1) Anthems and ballades 2) Organum and madrigals 3) Masses and motets 4) Cantus firmus and virela
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3) Masses and motets
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The composer of this excerpt is... 3:43 1) Guillaume de Machaut 2) Rondeau 3) Anicius Boethius 4) Guido d'Arezzo
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1) Guillaume de Machaut
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Which piece is not from a Renaissance mass? 3:06, 5:19, 10:26 1) Excerpt A 2) Excerpt B 3) Excerpt C
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1) Excerpt A
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The following example is played on an instrument that was very popular during the Renaissance. That instrument is the: 5:54 1) Zither 2) Lute 3) Guitar 4) Harp
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2) Lute
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This instrument, which was very popular during the Renaissance, is called a
This instrument, which was very popular during the Renaissance, is called a
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lute
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This example is: 2:10 1) From the opening of Renaissance liturgical drama 2) Not from the Renaissance because such lively music did not exist in that time period 3) From a Renaissance composition having its roots in folk songs 4) From a Renaissance madrigal
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3) From a Renaissance composition having its roots in folk songs
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Concentration on vocal music during the Renaissance period meant that instrumental music continued to be used as mere accompaniment for voices. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Which of the following pieces is a madrigal is by Thomas Weelkes? 3:56, 12;15, 3:49 1) Excerpt B 2) Excerpt C 3) Excerpt A
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2) Excerpt C
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The Renaissance period saw inventions and developments that: 1) Were of minor significance, historically speaking. 2) Changed the physical and intellectual landscape of Europe. 3) Were of utmost importance in their day, but mainly as regards the Catholic Church. 4) Were very important, but not enough to have major repercussions in later historical periods.
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2) Changed the physical and intellectual landscape of Europe.
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Venit ad Petrum was often used as the cantus firmus for the mass. 1) True 2) False
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1) True
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The Renaissance madrigal was a sacred music form used to convey the meanings behind the poems on which they were based. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Despite advances in other areas, Renaissance harmony and polyphony remained restricted to the music rules that governed most of the Medieval period. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Which one of the following pairs of words or phrases represents the two main concepts behind Baroque music? 1) Doctrine of Affections; Music for double bass 2) Flute music; Orchestral Suite 3) Polyphony; Aria 4) Basso continuo; The Doctrine of Affections
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4) Basso continuo; The Doctrine of Affections
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The sacred text and overall musical style of this example suggests that it is part of a/an: 1:29 1) Opera 2) Oratorio 3) Madrigal 4) Suite for orchestra
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2) Oratorio
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Which group was credited with inventing the recitative? 1) The Bach family 2) The Florentine Camerata 3) The castrati 4) The Goliard scholars
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2) The Florentine Camerata
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A Baroque oratorio is... 1) A secular piece for choir and soloist 2) A single piece for choir to be sung as part of a workshop 3) A multi-movement sacred work similar to opera 4) A musical play based on Greek dramas
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3) A multi-movement sacred work similar to opera
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The Baroque concerto is... 1) The instrumental introduction to an opera 2) A piece that contrasts a soloist or group of soloists against an orchestra 3) A piece for solo instrument with basso continuo as accompaniment 4) Any piece intended to be performed in a public concert rather than in a church
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2) A piece that contrasts a soloist or group of soloists against an orchestra
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The following excerpt is most likely from a/an: 3:40 1) Symphony 2) Sonata 3) Suite 4) Opera
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4) Opera
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Listen to this music example and answer the following question: Who would be a likely composer for this work? 1:29 1) Bach or Handel 2) Dufay or Desprez 3) Hildegard von Bingen or Pope Gregory I 4) Luther or Calvin
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1) Bach or Handel
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The following excerpt is most likely from a: 4:20 1) Sonata 2) Symphony 3) Suite 4) Concerto
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4) Concerto
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Early baroque music is characterized by frequent use of polyphonic texture. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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One characteristic of this excerpt that suggests it might be from the Baroque Period is: 3:06 1) It uses polyphonic texture. 2) Its texture is mainly monophonic. 3) It has gradual changes in dynamics. 4) It contrasts a group of instruments with a solo instrument.
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4) It contrasts a group of instruments with a solo instrument.
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Which of the following were important composers of the Classical period? 1) Purcell and Lully 2) Mozart and Haydn 3) Bach and Handel 4) Kant and Rosseau
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2) Mozart and Haydn
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From the Classical period onwards, sonata-allegro form was replaced by other forms as the basis for most instrumental music. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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From which of the following pairs would you choose the most likely composer of this example? 8:15 1) Bach or Purcell 2) Rosseau or Kant 3) Palestrina or Handel 4) Haydn or Beethoven
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4) Haydn or Beethoven
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Which of the following is not an overture by Beethoven: 1) Egmont 2) Prometheus 3) Leonore 4) Pastoral
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4) Pastoral
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This excerpt is from a concerto by Beethoven. 6:50 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Choose the excerpt that is from an opera aria by Mozart: 5:45, 3:46, & 6:10 1) Excerpt C 2) Excerpt A 3) Excerpt B
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2) Excerpt A
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Listen to the following example and select the genre that best defines it: 7:41 1) String quartet 2) Serenade 3) Symphony 4) Violin concerto
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3) Symphony
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Which one of the following examples comes from a famous Beethoven symphony? 7:41, 5:32, 8:15, & 16:54 1) Excerpt A 2) Excerpt C 3) Excerpt B 4) Excerpt D
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4) Excerpt D
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We can say that the melody in the following example is typical of the Classical period because it is: 5:53 1) Short, symmetrical, and balanced 2) Long and flowing 3) Stepwise, flowing, and continuous 4) Angular, jagged, and atonal
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1) Short, symmetrical, and balanced
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Who would be the most likely composer of the following excerpt from a piano concerto? 6:40 1) Henry Purcell 2) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3) George Frideric Handel 4) Antonio Vivaldi
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2) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Which one of these composers was considered a national hero in his homeland? 1) Arnold Schoenberg 2) William Walton 3) Jean Sibelius 4) Erik Satie
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3) Jean Sibelius
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In broad terms, music and the other arts of the Romantic period... 1) Expressed feelings of romantic relationships between people in love. 2) Were more concerned with the creation of logical, well-balanced form than with expression of emotion. 3) Expressed national pride through the use of folk songs, dances, and stories. 4) Gave full expression to a wide range of feelings, dreams, and the heroic human potential.
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4) Gave full expression to a wide range of feelings, dreams, and the heroic human potential.
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An important Romantic composer founded the New Journal of Music, an influential musical periodical in which this same composer frequently published his own musical criticism and promoted the works of other musicians. His name is: 1) Chopin 2) Brahms 3) Liszt 4) Schumann
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4) Schumann
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The following selection is from Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique. 8:27 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Which of the following composers did NOT write any choral music? 1) Mendelssohn 2) Brahms 3) Verdi 4) Chopin
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4) Chopin
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An important artistic product of the Romantic period was: 1) Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings 2) Vincent van Gogh's paintings 3) William Shakespeare's plays 4) Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
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2) Vincent van Gogh's paintings
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According to the text, composers of the Romantic period were reluctant to stray from the seven tones of the traditional scale (i.e., A, B, C, D, E, F, G). 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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Which excerpt is not an example of a characteristic Romantic melody? 14:46, 7:19, & 6:50 1) Excerpt A 2) Excerpt C 3) Excerpt B
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2) Excerpt C
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Changes in tempo were rarely found in music of the Romantic period, in keeping with Classical period values. 1) True 2) False
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2) False
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The melody in this composition is representative of Romantic music because it: 13:08 1) Contains many large leaps 2) Introduces a short pattern that is repeated several times 3) Is long, flowing, and singable 4) Avoids the tonic chord, which is the tonal center for the piece
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3) Is long, flowing, and singable