Music Flashcards

Music Appreciation 1010 – Exam #3

The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ and the ____? harpsichord
The most characteristic feature of baroque music is its use of ________. basso continuo
To what does the word movement in music normally refer? A piece that sounds fairly complete and independent but is part of a largercomposition
The music director of a baroque court was usually not responsible for ________. publicity in reaching an audience
A concerto grosso most often has ________ movement(s). three
In the baroque period, the ordinary citizen’s opportunities for hearing music usuallycame from the ________. church
The concerto grosso most often has three movements whose tempo markings are ____? fast, slow, fast
The middle baroque period spanned the years ________. 1640-1690
A type of polyphonic composition based on one main theme is a ________. fugue
The solo instruments in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 are the ________, violin,and harpsichord. flute
The early baroque period spanned the years ________. 1600-1640
The late baroque period spanned the years ________. 1690-1750
Baroque style flourished in music during the period ________. 1600-1750
The baroque style was well suited to the ________. aristocracy
The two giants of baroque composition were George Frideric Handel and ________. Johann Sebastian Bach
The first opera house in Europe to offer entry to anyone with the price of admissionopened in 1637 in ________. venice
Baroque trio sonatas usually involve ________ performers. four
A baroque musical composition usually expresses ________ within the samemovement. one basic mood
Sets of dance-inspired instrumental movements are called ________. suites
Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form except ________. opera
Instrumental music became as important as vocal music for the first time in the________ period. late baroque
A song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment is called a(n) ________. aria
An ________ is a play, set to music, sung to orchestral accompaniment, with scenery,costumes, and action. opera
Vivaldi was famous and influential as a virtuoso ________. violinist
Baroque melodies often are ________. elaborate and ornamental
Although all the movements of a baroque suite are in the same key, they differ in________. all answers are correct
The most characteristic feature of baroque music is its use of ________. basso continuo
A sonata intended to be played in church, and therefore dignified and suitable forsacred performance, was called a ________. sonata da chiesa
The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the ________. libretto
To evoke angry or warlike feelings in some of his texts, Monteverdi introduced neworchestral effects, including pizzicato and ________. tremolo
________ refers to a vocal line that imitates the rhythms and pitch fluctuations ofspeech. recitative
While at Leipzig, what did Bach do? He taught organ and composition, gave recitals, and was often asked to judge theconstruction of organs.
Composers in the middle baroque phase favored writing compositions for instrumentsof the ________ family string
The longest period of Johann Sebastian Bach’s professional life was spent as director ofmusic at St. Thomas’s Church in ________. leipzig
An ________ is an orchestral composition performed before the curtain rises on adramatic work. overture

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