A drama that is sung
The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflections of speech
It was through the musical innovations of the ____ the opera was born
A highly emotional song in an opera
The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera
The text of an opera
Who is best viewed as the first mater of opera?
The earliest operas took their plots from
A type of English entertainment combining music, poetry, and dance was called
The greatest native-born English composer of the Baroque was
Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas” was composed for:
Production at a girls’ school
Who was the librettist of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”
On which epic poem was Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas” based?
Dido sings her famous lament in Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas” just prior to:
Dido’s Lament from Purcell’s opera is composed:
Over a ground bass
Why does the opening melodic line ascend in Strozzi’s “Amor dormiglione”?
It suggests Cupid waking
The sacred cantata was an integral part of the:
Lutheran church service
Which of the following does NOT describe a chorale?
Chorale tunes were originally conceived for polyphonic settings
During his lifetime, Back held the position of:
All of the above
Bach was most famous in his day as a performer on:
What is the form of the chorale tune “Wachet auf”?
Bar form (A-B-A)
Bach’s Cantata no. 140 has ___ movements?
The opening movement of Bach’s cantata “Wachet auf” is best described as:
A grand chorale fantasia
The duet from Bach’s cantata “Wachet auf” (movement 3) is in _____ form.
De capo (A-B-A)
Which of the following does NOT characterize an oratorio?
The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from:
George Frideric Handel was considered a master of:
_____ was born in Germany and studied in Italy, but spent much of his creative life in England
When Handel arrived in London, he established his fame by composing:
Late in life, Handel turned his efforts from the opera to:
Which of the following is Handel’s most famous oratorio, frequently performed today?
“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 music was the:
Which is NOT a major difference between Baroque and modern violins?
The general shape of the instrument
Of the following wind instruments, which was not made of wood?
Which of the following does NOT characterize the suite?
Each movement is in a contrasting key
Which of the following dance types was NOT standard in a Baroque suite?
A gigue is best described as:
A lively sextuple-meter dance
What is the form of each individual movement in a suite?
The concept of the suite was applied to:
All of the above
“Water Music” by Handel is best described as a:
Why is the music for Handel’s “Water Music” marked by lively rhythms and catchy melodies?
It was performed outdoors on barges
The “Alla hornpipe” movement from “Water Music” is characterized by:
Instrumental groups exchanging motivic ideas
Who was the court composer to Louis XIV that was central to the development of French opera?
The dominant instrument in Mouret’s Rondeau is:
The form of the rondeau is:
The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called a:
The typical solo concerto has ____ movements?
A concerto based on the opposition of small and large groups of instruments is called a:
Who was the greatest and most prolific Italian composer of concertos?
Vivaldi was known as “the red priest” for:
The color of his hair
Vivaldi lived and worked in:
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:
Which of the following does NOT characterize “The Four Seasons”?
The concertos avoid ritornello form
The opening movement of “Spring” features:
In the slow movement of “Spring” Vivaldi evokes a dog barking through:
An ostinato rhythm
Who composed the “Brandenburg Concertos”
Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos” comprise _____ separate concertos.
The accompanying group in a concerto grosso is called:
The solo group in a concerto grosso is called:
What is a toccata?
An improvisatory, virtuosic keyboard work
The ____ is a keyboard form based on the principle of voices imitating each other.
Which is NOT a contrapuntal device that alters the original theme?
How many preludes and fugues are contained in the two “Well-Tempered Clavier” volumes?
How many voices are there in “The Art of Fugue”
Opera buffa is comic opera from: