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11/10/2008

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The Opening Melody of the star spangled banner is best described as:
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disjunct
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A Texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called:
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monophonic
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texture that single voice takes melodic interest while other voices support it:
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homophonic
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A short melodic, rythmic, or harmonic pattern repeated throughout a piece:
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ostinato
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the smallest fragment of a theme that forms a melodic-rythmic unit:
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motive
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the quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice from another:
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timbre
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how do idiophones produce sound?
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by shaking, scraping, or striking the instrument itself
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in which group of instruments does a bass drum belong?
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membranophones
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dates of the middle ages?
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500-1450
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the most important patron of music in the middle ages?
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the roman catholic church
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medieval poet-musicians of southern france
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troubadours
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medieval poet-musicians of southern france
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troubadours
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minstrels who wandered among the courts and towns of france
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jongleurs
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dates of the renaissance era
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1450-1600
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after the protestant revolt the roman catholic church responded with?
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the Counter-Reformation
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musica transalpina was:
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a collection of Italian madrigals published in England
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the two important sacred genres of the renaissance were:
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the mass and motet
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baroque period introduced a new musical style, single vocal melody with accompan
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monody
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baroque artists etc. whose aim was to resurrect musical drama of ancient greece
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the florentine camerata
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artificially created male soprano or alto who dominated opera
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the castrato
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who is best viewed as the first master of opera?
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monteverdi
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which is not monteverdi? Dido and Aeneas, Orfeo, the coranation of poppea?
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dido and aeneas
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greatest native english composer of the Baroque was?
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henry purcell
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Bachs most important keyboard music was:
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the well-tempered clavier
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late in life, handel turned his efforts from the opera to:
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opera seria
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two types of baroque sonatas
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sonata di chiesa, sonata da camera
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three main sections of sonata allegro are:
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exposition, development, recapitulation
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frequently found in fourth movement of multimovement cycle
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rondo
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a string quartet consists:
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2 violins, viola, and cello
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classical symphony had roots in
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opera overture
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third movement of a classical symphony is frequently in:
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minuet and trio
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haydns principal patron
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prince esterhazy
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which genre is haydn's "the creation" representative?
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oratorio
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Beethoven is a:
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transitional composer whose works led the way to romanticism
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How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
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32
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what is the name for german comic opera?
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singspiel
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bach wrote his sacred cantatas for sacred use in which church?
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Lutheran
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The famous four-note figure at the beginning of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 is best described as:
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a Motive
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a melody can be characterized by:
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its shape, its range, and the way it moves
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compound duple meters
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6 6 6
4 8 12
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a texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called:
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Monophonic
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When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called:
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polyphonic
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a texture in which a single voice takes over the melodic interest while the accompanying voices are subordinate is called:
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homophonic
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counterpoint is a compositional style that is associated with ------ texture.
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polyphonic
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a short melodic, rythmic, or harmonic pattern repeated throughout a musical work is called:
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an ostinato
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instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string
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chordophones
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Bowed string instruments from highest to lowest in range
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violin, viola, cello, double bass
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approximately two-thirds of a symphony orchestra consists of?
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strings
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the Frankish emperor who encouraged education and the concept of a centralized government was:
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Charlemagne
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The late middle ages witnessed
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the building of great cathedrals, the founding of universities, the rise of the middle class
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a setting of Gregorian chant with four notes per syllable is called:
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neumatic
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chief form of italien secular music in the Renaissance
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the madrigal
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the late Renaissance madrigal came to full flower in the music of:
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Claudio Monteverdi
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What was Concerto delle donne?
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an ensemble of professional women singers
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How many notes make up a pentatonic scale?
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5
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the term Baroque derives from:
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a Portugues word for a pearl of irregular shape
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the ideas of this group (in question 13) led the way toward the development of:
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opera
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the french Baroque opera style that combined monumental choruses with colorful dances and stories of heroic adventure is:
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tradie lyrique
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how many players are generally necessary to perform a trio sonata?
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four
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most important genre during the Baroque period?
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opera
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in a simple four-part harmonization, the choral melody was most likely put in:
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the soprano voice
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the keyboard instrument with a soft, gentle tone which was a favorite for use in homes was:
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the clavichord
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the instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called:
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the concerto