music appriciation

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  1. The two giants of baroque composition were George Frideric Handel
    Johann Sebastian Bach.
  2. Baroque style flourishe in music during the period
  3. Baroque painters exploited their materials to expand the potential of ___________ to create totally structure worlds
    Color, Ornament and detail, depth
  4. The early baroque was characterized by
    homophonic texture
  5. Composers in the middle baroque phase favored writing compositions for instruments of the ____________ family.
  6. Affections in baroque usage refers to
    emotional states or moods of music.
  7. A baroque musical composition usually expresses ____________ within the same movement.
    one basic mood
  8. The compelling drive and energy in baroque music are usually provided by
    repeated rhythmic patterns.
  9. Baroque melodies often are
    elaborate and ornamental.
  10. Melodic sequence refers to
    the successive repetition of a musical idea at higher or lower pitches
  11. Terraced dynamics refers to
    the sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another.
  12. The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ and the
  13. The most characteristic feature of baroque music is its use of
    basso continuo.
  14. The word movement in music normally refers to
    a piece that sounds fairly complete and independent but is part of a larger composition.
  15. The position of the composer during the baroque period was that of
    a high-class servant with few personal rights.
  16. In Italy, music schools were often connected with
  17. The large group of players in a concerto grosso is known as the
  18. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is unusual in that
    it gives a solo role to the harpsichord.
  19. A polyphonic composition based on one main theme is the
  20. The main theme of a fugue is called the
  21. An ____________ is a play, set to music, sung to orchestral accompaniment, with scenery, costumes, and action.
  22. The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the
  23. ____________ refers to a vocal line that imitates the rhythms and pitch fluctuations of speech.
  24. An ____________ is an orchestral composition performed before the curtain rises on a dramatic work.
  25. Members of the Camerata wanted to create a new vocal style based on the
    music of the ancient Greek tragedies.
  26. The stage machinery of baroque opera
    bordered on the colossal
  27. Castrati
    • received the highest fees of any musicians.
    • combined the lung power of a man with the vocal range of a woman.
    • were male singers who had been castrated before puberty.
    • All answers are correct.
  28. Embellishments are
    ornamental tones not printed in the music that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century performers were expected to add to the melody
  29. ____________ is a musical idea repeated over and over in the bass while melodies above it constantly change.
    Basso ostinato
  30. Baroque trio sonatas usually involve ____________ performers.two
  31. Vivaldi wrote approximately ____________ concerti grossi and solo concertos
  32. Bach was recognized as the most eminent ____________ of his day.
  33. Sets of dance-inspired instrumental movements are called
  34. A two-part collection of preludes and fugues, one in each major and minor key, basic to the repertoire of keyboard players today, is Bach's
    Well-Tempered Clavier.
  35. The ____________ is a Lutheran congregational hymn tune
  36. A sung piece, or choral work with or without vocal soloists, usually with orchestral accompaniment, is the
  37. A large-scale composition for chorus, vocal soloists, and orchestra, usually set to a narrative biblical text, is called
  38. Oratorio differs from opera in that it has no
    acting, scenery, or costumes.
  39. The ____________ in an oratorio is especially important and serves either to comment on or to participate in the drama.
  40. Handel's Messiah is an example of
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