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  1. He was the master of opera seria
  2. Writing in Vienna, his symphonies featured contrasting themes.
  3. What instrument was featured in solo sonatas?
  4. Which of the following characterizes a typical opera buffa?
  5. Among Mozart's finest chamber works are the string quintets for which combination of instruments?
  6. Which of the following is not true of mid-seventeenth century Italian opera style?
  7. What did Erdmann Neumeister introduce to Lutheran sacred music?
  8. The heightened expression found in Haydn's symphonies of 1768-1772 is associated with which style?
  9. Which of the following does not characterize the classical style?
  10. The Querelle des bouffons was a dispute about _______.
  11. Of the following, who was not known as a composer of Lieder?
  12. Which city attracted instrumental performers, including Geminiani and Locatelli?
  13. The large instrumental ensemble in a concerto grosso is referred to as the _________.
  14. Which historic figure composed an early example of opera comique?
  15. The forces of the small-scale sacred concerto typically consisted of ________.
  16. The zarzuela was ________.
  17. Most of Mozart's piano works were composed for _____.
  18. Bach's duties in Leipzig did not include ________.
  19. The Classic-era genre that combines characteristics of the symphony and the concerto is called the _______.
  20. How do Handel's oratorios differ from Italian oratorios?
  21. Of the following, which instrument was invented in 1710 and became a standard woodwind member by 1780?
  22. Patronage of seventeenth-century music consisted of ________.
  23. Stadtpfeifers were ________.
  24. How did Cromwell's prohibition against stage plays effect music performances?
  25. Monteverdi's seventh and eighth books of madrigals are best known for ______.
  26. What is the name of the musical entertainment performed between the acts of a serious opera or play?
  27. Of the following which characterizes opera comique?
    Simple recitative
  28. In which city did Vivaldi spend most of his career?
    Venice (not Vienna!)
  29. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of sonata as described by Heinrich Christoph Koch?
    The form is divided into three principal sections.
  30. Which of the following is not characteristic of Roman oratorios?
    They were elaborately staged
  31. Which of the following was an important contribution of opera buffa?
    ensemble finales
  32. The earliest opera plots were based on ______.
    Mythological characters and events
  33. Stylized dance music suites in France were most often performed by _______.
    Lute or harpsichord
  34. This poet's librettos established opera seria traditions.
  35. Henry Purcell's employer was ______.
    The English Monarchy
  36. Of the following, which is not a late symphony by Mozart?
  37. The small instrumental ensemble in a concerto grosso is referred to as the _______.
  38. The texture of Baroque music is marked by ______.
    a polarity between bass and treble lines
  39. Which of the following was not part of the Enlightenment movement?
    A belief that religion should govern public morality
  40. The Querelle des bouffons was a dispute about ________.
    The relative merits of French and Italian opera
  41. San Petronio in Bologna was known for being a center for developments in ________.
    instrumental music.
  42. Jean-Baptiste Lully is best knwon for his contribution to the development of _____.
  43. An opera by Lully might also be called a(n) ________.
    tragedie en musique
  44. Which instrument uses hammers to strike strings?
  45. Haydn's last symphonies were composed for _____.
    London concerts
  46. Figured bass is ______.
    A bass line notated with numbers to indicate chords above it.
  47. Which of the following is not true of mid-seventeenth century Italian opera style?
  48. Which scoring is typical of Lully's orchestration?
    five-part string orchestra augmented by woodwinds (ONLY! NOT BRASS OR KEYBOARDS)
  49. In Rome, roles for high voices were sung by _______.
    men who had been castrated as boys
  50. In modern editions of Baroque music, small notes in a keyboard part indicate _______.
    editorial suggestions to flesh out unnotated parts
  51. A repeating bass line used as the basis of variations is called ______.
    Ostinato bass
  52. Artusi criticized Monteverdi's Cruda Amarilli because it _______.
    violated Zarlino's counterpoint rules.
  53. The poet who wrote the text for some of the first operas was ____.
  54. Of the following who was not known as a composer of lieder?
    J.S. Bach
  55. The term Baroque is now applied to ______.
    arts from ca. 1600-1750
  56. Which publication uses a theme by Frederick the Great?
    A Musical Offering
  57. The style of monody in which a solo singer sings speechlike dialogue to the accompaniment of simple chords _____.
  58. Which composer inspired Haydn's oratorios?
  59. Which of the following is one of Vivaldi's important contributions to the concerto genre?
    Preference for three-movement structures
  60. The form of the typical late seventeenth-century toccata is ________.
    a series of short sections in free style alternating with longer ones in imitative counterpoint
  61. Of the following statements, which characterizes Handel's operas?
    simple recitative
  62. Who persuaded Haydn to come to London?
    Johann Peter Salomon
  63. The instrumentation for a trio sonata typically consisted of
    two treble instruments, an optional cello or viola da gamba, and harpsichord or organ
  64. Among Mozart's finest chamber works are the string quintets for which combination of instruments?
    two violins, two violas, cello
  65. The composer who published some of his keyboard sonatas with the title Essercizi was
    Domenico Scarlatti
  66. Which of the following statements best describes the Italian secular cantata?
    Many short, contrasting sections with recitatives and areas for solo voice with continuo
  67. Which of the following statements best describes the soloists in the Brandenburg Concertos?
    There are a wide variety of soloists, often treated in the style of the solo concerto
  68. Who was Haydn's principal employer throughout his long career?
    Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy
  69. Which of the following characterizes a typical opera buffa
    tuneful arias with short, periodic phrases
  70. The seventeenth century was an era in which
    scientists combined deductive reasoning and direct observation for the first time
  71. Which of the following statements best describes the form of the French overture?
    a slow opening marked by dotted rhythms, followed by a fast fugal section, with an optional slow closing section
  72. The Banchetto musicale was
    a collection of suites using dance movements in a standard sequence
  73. Bach's Orgelbuchlein contains what type of works?
    Chorale preludes
  74. Of the following, which Baroque instrumental genre continued into the Classic era?
    solo concerto
  75. Which composer did not exert a strong influence on Mozart?
  76. Of the following, which statement does not describe the changing Western world of the eighteenth century?
    People continued to move away from urban centers to live in rural villages
  77. Monteverdi called his approach to composition
    seconda pratica
  78. Which city attracted instrumental performers, including Geminiani and Locatelli?
  79. Of the following, what characterizes the concerto from J. C. Bach
    The ritornellos serve as a frame for a sonata form structure
  80. In which region did the symphony originate?
  81. Which of the following statements best describes the Renaissance antecedents of opera?
    There were several genres that included some of the elements of opera
  82. Haydn's patron asked him to compose chamber music for which instrument?
  83. The concertato medium consisted of
    a mixed grouping of voices and instruments
  84. Mozart's final work, left incomplete at this death, was
    Requim Mass
  85. What is the language of the oratorios that Handel composed in London?
  86. What was the primary type of sacred music in New England during the colonial period?
  87. Monody is the modern term for
    all accompanied solo singing of the early seventeenth century
  88. Which of the following statements accurately reflects Bach's reputation after his death?
    His compositions were not performed until they were revived in the nineteenth cetury
  89. The main composer of Roman oratorios?
    Giacomo Carissimi
  90. Author of Dialogo della musica antica et della moderna, he attacked vocal counterpoint.
  91. What was the most common instrumentation for the sonata after ca. 1650?
    One or two treble instruments (usually violin(s)) and harpsichord
  92. What instrument uses a mechanism that plucks the strings?
  93. Which of the following operas is a Singspiel?
    The Magic Flute
  94. Louis XIV and other members of the nobility took part in performances of which genre?
    the court ballet
  95. Partonage of 17th century music consisted of ____
    wealthy patrons, churches, and public performances of operas and concerts
  96. He is considered to be one of the leading composers of symphonies in France.
  97. The instruments of the coninuo group usually consist of _____
    one bass instrument, such as a viol, plus a keyboard or lute
  98. Composed Jewish liturgical polyphonic music
    Salamone Rossi
  99. The galant style originated in
  100. Which city has conservatories that became centers of music training, especially for singers?
  101. What is the subject matter of Couperin's L'art de toucher le clavecin?
    instructions on playing the harpsichord
  102. Of the following, which describes concert life in the late eighteenth century?
    Public concerts became more important
  103. The large instrumental ensemble in a concerto grosso is referred to as the _______.
    concerto grosso
  104. In baroque music, "affections" can be defined as ______.
    the spirits or "humors" believed to harbor emotions, and which could be brought into balance with contrasting moods of music
  105. Published more cantatas than any other composer of the early seventeenth century
    Barbara Strozzi
  106. Henry Purcell is best known for composing in which genres?
    English opera, semi-opera, and incidental music for plays
  107. Divisions and partite are terms for ______.
    variations movements
  108. Seventeenth-century sculpture sought to _______.
    Portray more drama and emotion
  109. The standard order of movements in seventeenth century French suites was ______.
    • allemande, courante, sarabande, gigue
  110. Stile brise, developed by lutenists, was imitated in _____.
    Harpsichord music
  111. The scholar whose study of ancient Greek texts led him to believe that all Greek plays had been sung was ______.
  112. Mozart was a child prodigy on which instrument or instruments?
    keyboard and violin (NOT FLUTE OR CELLO)
  113. The heightened expression found in Haydn's symphonies of 1768-1772 is associated with which style?
    Sturm und drang
  114. Bach's duties in Leipzig did not include ______.
    composing music for court entertainments
  115. Concerts of sacred music given by Buxtehude were called ________.
  116. Rameau's first major opera in Paris was ______.
    Hippolyte et Aricie
  117. Antonio Stradivari was instrumental in the development of the ______.
  118. The emfindsam style is most closely associated with _______.
    C.P.E. Bach
  119. How do handel's oratorios differ from Italian oratorios?
    extended use of the chorus
  120. Most of Vivaldi's concertos were first performed by ______.
    female students
  121. Frederick the Great regularly performed on the _____.
  122. Of the following which describes Vivaldi's Four Seasons?
    It contains four works that have programmatic images.
  123. The typical movements of a Torelli concerto were _______.
    fast-slow-fast (thats it)
  124. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of singspiel?
    farcical subjects
  125. Musical figures were _______.
    counterpoint patterns that had become associated with specific emotions
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