Lessons 1-3: Pavanes are often paired with
Which of the following is not a chief characteristic of the late medieval motet?
intricate and complex rhythmic combinations
smooth, regular rhythms and long, lyrical melodies
Which of the following is not a characteristic of Notre Dame organum?
the first use of fixed patterns of surface rhythm
use of textures in which some voices move quickly; others, more slowly
use of long-held notes in the lower parts
texts and music based on the form A BB CC DD . . . E!
A vocal work without instrumental accompaniment is said to be performed:
Josquin’s Pange lingua Mass uses what kind of form or technique?
Which is the correct sequence of prayers in the typical setting of a mass by a Renaissance composer?
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
All of the following represent the thinking of the Renaissance except:
an exclusively religious orientation
A feature of Renaissance musical textures, in which the lines move generally at the same rate of speed and are all similarly melodic in character, is called:
equal voiced polyphony
Which of the following compositions is a Gregorian antiphon?
Which of the following is not characteristic of Renaissance music in general?
The earliest type of polyphony, dating from around AD 900, was
Gregorian chants are so named because Pope Gregory I:
organized the chants
Which of the following were the medieval poetmusicians of southern France?
The technique featured in Josquin’s music—whereby each phrase of text is given a different melody and taken up in turn by many of the voices, one beginning several beats after another—is called:
points of imitation
A medieval mode is:
one of a system of scales
Baroque Lessons 4-6:Which of the following is not true of the oratorio?
It is performed as part of a religious service.
The person who first organized congregational hymn singing in Protestant churches was:
The plot of Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea involves:
Nero; his mistress Poppea; his wife, Ottavia; and his adviser, Seneca
Handel knew how to follow the tastes of the public in his compositional style. This is shown in his switch from writing _____ to writing _____.
operas / oratorios
What did the Florentines (specifically, the Florentine Camerata) develop, and when?
opera, ca. 1600
The ritornello form is based on:
a periodic return of a central, homophonic theme
In Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I, which of the following is/are the instrument(s) featured in the quiet, central solo section?
the flute and violin
Which of the following is not true of recitatives?
The singer meditates, in beautiful melody, on the situation at hand.
Which of the following works features echoing semichoirs?
“O magnum mysterium”
Which of the following is not true of an aria?
It has no set meter. The meter and melody serve the text first and
Which of the following uses a ground bass technique?
Dido and Aeneas, “Dido’s Lament”
The texture of Bach’s Contrapunctus 4 is:
The instruments featured as soloists in the first movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 are:
the flute, violin, harpsichord
Which two instruments would most likely have played the basso continuo part in a baroque composition?
the cello and harpsichord
The operatic equivalent of a soliloquy or mediation is a(n):
Classical Lessons 6-8: The first movement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 95 contains a _____.
Which ruler in the classical era was known for his generous encouragement of the arts?
Emperor Joseph II
“Ho capito” is sung with fury and sarcasm by _____.
The interest in changing dynamic levels among classical composers is reflected in their growing interest in the _____ and their declining interest in the _____.
Piano / harpsichord
The fourth movement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 95 is in _____.
Which instruments aren’t heard until the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5?
Which of the following represents the form of a classical minuet?
A B A
The first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is dominated by a(an) _____.
A short melodic motif
In sonata form, which section contains the most modulation?
Which of the following is not one of the standard classical forms?
Da capo form
The most progressive style of opera in the latter part of the eighteenth century was:
The light, decorative, frivolous style of art and music that developed during the mid-eighteenth century was called:
The form diagrammed as A B A B C A is a:
In classical music, counterpoint was used to create _____ and was often found in _____ sections.
Tension / developmental
Lesson 10: Romantic treatment of form was:
free and spontaneous
Which does not characterize romantic music?
devotion to the forms of composition
Which opera composer of the nineteenth century used the orchestra more than the voice to carry the main melodic elements of the music?
What did Wagner call his new style of opera from the 1850s?
Verdi’s early operas were associated with:
the Italian liberation movement
he romantic movement in literature first arose in:
England and Germany
The first nineteenth-century composer to create an important body of art songs was:
Which was not a typical theme found in romantic art song poetry?
praise of the Virgin Mary
Which musical devices help portray the child’s terror in Schubert’s “Erlkönig”?
a constantly rising range and dissonant harmonies
In Schubert’s “Erlkönig,” the obsessive triplet rhythm in the piano accompaniment represents the:
galloping of the horse
Which of the following was not included in the fifth movement of Berlioz’s Symphony?
A setting of a (usually) brief poem for solo vocalist and piano is called a/an:
A type of formal structure used in art songs, in which the composer does not repeat large sections of music, but rather sets each section of the poetry afresh, is called:
An orchestral work composed in one movement with a free form and a program is called a:
Lesson 11: Serialism was first referred to as:
the twelve-tone system
Which of the following is not true of the compositional style of Charles Ives?
He used mostly consonant harmonies and steady, unchanging meters.
Which of the following does not characterize Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire?
use of an original text by Schoenberg himself
Which of the following is a way in which Stravinsky departed from the romantic style?
He used mechanistic rhythms and frequently changing meters.
Bartók borrowed which of the following traits from J.S. Bach?
Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire is an example of a/an:
ad-hoc chamber ensemble
The major works of Stravinsky’s early period were:
Which of the following characterizes Debussy’s use of tone color?
subtle, blended, mysterious shades of tone colors
The free use of all twelve tones of the chromatic scale is called:
Which of the following was not part of the musical career of Béla Bartók?
developing the serialist technique
In which piece would you hear the technique of Sprechstimme?
Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire
Berg’s opera Wozzeck is best described as:
atonal and Expressionistic
Appalachian Spring is a(n):
ballet about a pioneer celebration in Pennsylvania
Which of the following is true of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring?
It features irregular rhythms and surrogate tonalities.
Which of the following is a feature of the music of Bartók?
traditional instruments played in new ways