Music Exam review test two

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A drama that is sung is called
an opera

The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflects of speech is called

It was through the musical innovations of the:
Florentine camerata

A highly emotional song in an opera is called
an aria

The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera is called
an overture

The text of an opera is called
the liberetto

Who is best viewed as the first master of opera

The earliest operas took their plots from
Greek mythology

A type of English entertainment combining music poetry and dance is called

The greatest native-born English composer of the baroque was
Henry Purcell

On which epic poem was purcell’s opera dido and aeneas based
Virgil Aeneid

Dido sings her famous lament in purcell’s opera dido and aeneas about
killing herself

Dido’s lament from purcell’s opera dido and aeneas is composed
over a ground bass

The sacred cantata was an integral part of the
Lutheran church service

Bach was most famous in his day as a performer on
The organ

Which of the following did Not characterize an oratorio
Elaborate scenery

The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from
the bible

George Frideric Handel was considered a master of
The oratorio

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

Handels Messiah is
an oratorio

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion” from Messiah is an example of
a da capo aria

The famous choral climax in Part II of Handel’s messiah is
the “Hallelujah Chorus”

The first era of western music history in which instrumental music was as important as vocal

Of the following which is NOT a major difference between Baroque and modern violins
The general shape of the instruments

Of the following wind instruments, which was not made of wood

Which of following des NOT characterize the suite?
Each movement is in a contrasting key

Water music by Handel is best described as a

The dominant instrument in Mouret’s Rondeau is:
the trumpet

The form of the rondeau is

The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is:

The typical solo concerto has how many movements?

A concerto based on the opposition of small and large groups of instruments is:
concerto grosso

Vivaldi was known as “the red priest” for:
the color of his hair

The solo instrument in spring, from the four seasons is:
The violin

which of the following does NOT characterize Vivalidi’s the four season:
The concerto avoid ritornello form.

Who composed the Brandenburg Concertos

Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos comprise how many separate concertos

The accompanying group in a concerto grosso is called
The ripieno

The solo group is a concerto grosso is called
the ritornello

Which of the following was NOT an important keyboard instrument
The piano

A keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked by quills is:
The harpsichord

What is a toccata?
An improvisatory, virtuosic keyboard work

A chorale prelude
displays the virtuosity of the organist, introduces the chorale to be sung by the congreation, and is a work for organ

The _____________ is a keyboard form based on the principle of voices imitation each other.

What is the principle element of a fugue
A chorale tune

After the fugue subject is stated, the second entrance of the subject is called:
the answer

Of the following which is NOT a contrapuntal device that alters the original theme?

In a jugue, the technique of stating the theme in a faster rhythmic values is called:

The opening section of fugue, in which all voices successively introduce the subject is called the

How many preludes and fugues are contained in the two Well-tempered clavier volumes?

Bach’s last demonstration of contrapuntal mastery was
the art of fugue

How many voices or individual lines are there in bachs Contrapunctus I from the art of fugue?

The Beggar’s Opera was first presented in

John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera is best described as:
a ballad or dialogue opera

Opera buffa is a comic opera from

A recitative that is just accompanied by continuo instruments is called secco. True or false

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

Johann Sebastian Bach lived a short, unhappy life and had no children True or False

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

The oratorio was a dramatic, staged work with elaborate, scenery and costumes. True or false

The role for the chorus was especially important in the oratorio.

True or False


The liberetto for Handel’s oratorio Messiah is a compilation of verses from the bible. True or False

The “Hallelujah Chorus” is the climax of the christmas section of Messiah. True or False

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