Music Appreciation Mid-Term

The quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice from another is?

A specific area within the range of a voice or instrument, such as high, middle, or low, is called its?

The standard ranges of the human voice, from highest to lowest, are?
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Which of the following voices has the lowest range?

The generally accepted term for the high male vocal range is?

The human voice:
possesses lyric beauty and expressiveness that has been a model for instrument builders and players

Bonus: Instruments that produce sound by using air as the vibrating means are called?

Bonus: Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called?

A fairly large group of singers who perform together is called a(n)?

The term a cappella refers to choral music performed:
without any accompaniment

What distinguishes chamber music from orchestral music?
The number of players on each part

Approximately two-thirds of a symphony orchestra consists of?

Which instruments are traditionally placed in the front of the orchestra?

The term band refers to?
All of the following: a rock group, a jazz group, and a marching ensemble

What general term suggests something of the overall character of a work as well as its function?

Titles of musical compositions may be indicated by?
All of the following: Genre and Key, Opus Number, and Descriptive Words

The preservation of music without the help of written notation is called?
Oral Transmission

The concept style can be identified with?
All of the following: Individual artworks, A creator’s personal manner of expression, and the music of an entire culture.

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The style of a historical period is defined by?
The total language of all its artists

Which of the following is the proper chronological order of musical style periods?
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, twentieth century

The Classical period:
followed the Baroque and preceded the Romantic era

In the Lutheran Church, the weekly hymns sung by the congregation were called?

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

The expansion of the chorale with new poetry resulted in the?

What would listeners hear in a typical Bach chorale?
All of the following: intricate choral movements, simple; hymnlike settings, and solo arias

The fourth movement of Bach’s cantata Wachet auf has three musical lines:
Boys sopranos, unison strings, and continuo

In musical compositions, a theme is?
a musical idea that is used as a building block

A composer can fragment a theme by dividing it into smaller units called?

The repetition of a motive at a higher or lower pitch level is called a?

Which of the following best describes absolute music?
A music without a story or text

In absolute music, the lack of a prescribed story or text to hold the music together makes the element of _________ especially important.


A string quartet consists of?
Two violins, Viola, and Cello

Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 76, No.3 was nicknamed the Emperor because?
The slow movement is based on a hymn written for Emperor Franz II

The form of the slow movement of Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 76, No.3 is
Theme and Variations

The melody of the slow movement of Haydn’s String Quartet, Op.76, No.3 became the national anthem of?

Who was Haydn’s principal patron?
Prince Esterhazy

Haydn enjoyed phenomenal musical success with two trips to?

How many movements are in a Classical concerto?

A typical feature of a concerto is a free solo passage without orchestral accompaniment called the?

Bonus: The first movement of a Classical concerto is in sonata-allegro form with a?
Double exposition

The typical first movement of a Classical concerto begins with?
The Orchestra

The cadenza in the Classical concerto appears?
near the end of the first movement

Mozart wrote the Piano Concerto in G Major, K. 453, for a performance by?
Babette von Ployer

What is the form of the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in G Major, K.453?
first-movement concerto form

How does the orchestral exposition of the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in G Major, K.453 differ from the exposition in a symphony sonata-allegro?
It remains in one key area

What is the form of the second movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in G Major, K.453?
Theme and Variations

How many piano sonatas did Beethoven compose?
thirty two

Beethoven suffered from perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies for a musician. What was it?

How many symphonies did Beethoven write?

Beethoven gave his Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 the designation?
Quasi Una Fantasia

Beethoven’s famous Moonlight Sonata has __________ movements.

The third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 is?
filled with restless emotion

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