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baroque era music
study guide Baroque music
The two giants of baroque composition were George Frideric Handel
Johann Sebastian Bach.
Baroque style flourishe in music during the period
Baroque painters exploited their materials to expand the potential of ___________ to create totally structure worlds
Color, Ornament and detail, depth
The early baroque was characterized by
Composers in the middle baroque phase favored writing compositions for instruments of the ____________ family.
Affections in baroque usage refers to
emotional states or moods of music.
A baroque musical composition usually expresses ____________ within the same movement.
one basic mood
The compelling drive and energy in baroque music are usually provided by
repeated rhythmic patterns
Baroque melodies often are
elaborate and ornamental.
Melodic sequence refers to
the successive repetition of a musical idea at higher or lower pitches
Terraced dynamics refers to
the sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another.
The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ and the
The most characteristic feature of baroque music is its use of
The word movement in music normally refers to
a piece that sounds fairly complete and independent but is part of a larger composition.
The position of the composer during the baroque period was that of
a high-class servant with few personal rights.
In Italy, music schools were often connected with
The large group of players in a concerto grosso is known as the
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is unusual in that
it gives a solo role to the harpsichord.
A polyphonic composition based on one main theme is the
The main theme of a fugue is called the
An ____________ is a play, set to music, sung to orchestral accompaniment, with scenery, costumes, and action.
The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the
____________ refers to a vocal line that imitates the rhythms and pitch fluctuations of speech.
An ____________ is an orchestral composition performed before the curtain rises on a dramatic work.
Members of the Camerata wanted to create a new vocal style based on the
music of the ancient Greek tragedies
The stage machinery of baroque opera
bordered on the colossal
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.
ornamental tones not printed in the music that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century performers were expected to add to the melody
____________ is a musical idea repeated over and over in the bass while melodies above it constantly change.
Baroque trio sonatas usually involve ____________ performers.two
Vivaldi wrote approximately ____________ concerti grossi and solo concertos
Bach was recognized as the most eminent ____________ of his day.
Sets of dance-inspired instrumental movements are called
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
The ____________ is a Lutheran congregational hymn tune
A sung piece, or choral work with or without vocal soloists, usually with orchestral accompaniment, is the
A large-scale composition for chorus, vocal soloists, and orchestra, usually set to a narrative biblical text, is called
Oratorio differs from opera in that it has no
acting, scenery, or costumes
The ____________ in an oratorio is especially important and serves either to comment on or to participate in the drama.
Handel's Messiah is an example of