Music Appreciation Midterm

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Created Oct 7, 2011
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1
What 2 institutions vied for political control during the Middle Ages?
 
The Church and the Court
2
What began in the monasteries of Western European around the year 1000 C.E.?
 
musical notation, with note-heads placed on lines and spaces
3
The music heard at all medieval churches was what we today call Gregorian Chant, named in the...
 
Pope Gregory the Great
4
Gregorian Chant
 
All of the above (is sung a cappella, has neither meter nor regular rhythms,...
5
Given to the church as a tithe while still a child, this composer of Gregorian Chant later...
 
Hildegard of Bingen
6
The period from 1150-1350 is often called the "Age of the Cathedrals" because:
 
much of the commercial wealth generated in the cities was used to construct splendid new...
7
What is the term for the early polyphony of the Western Church
 
organum
8
All early polyphony written in rhythmic notation was composed in:
 
triple meter to honor the Holy Trinity
9
The foremost composer of fourteenth-century France was:
 
Guillaume de Machaut
10
The French secular songs of the Middle Ages created by the troubadours or trobairitz were usually...
 
Love
11
During the Middle Ages, and later during the Renaissance, women:
 
were not allowed to sing in the church
12
In the late Middle Ages, the principal musical instrument of the monastery and Cathedral was...
 
pipe organ
13
What instrument, because it could play a melody while also providing a basic chordal accomplishment,...
 
vielle
14
Which musician is not considered a medieval composer?
 
Palestrina
15
Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning the Renaissance?
 
Religious music was more important than secular music
16
What does "humanism" mean?
 
The belief that people have the capacity to shape their world. and create good and beautiful...
17
Which of the following statements is NOT true of the composer Josequin Desprez?
 
he wrote 70 Gregorian Chants
18
This temperamental  and egotistical composer, who was described as the musical equivalent
 
Josequin Desrez
19
The term "a cappella" means:
 
to sing without instrumental accompaniment
20
The process by which one or more musical vioces, or parts, enter and duplicate exactly for...
 
imitation
21
Which of the following was NOT a response by the Roman Catholic Church to the Protestant Reformation?
 
talking in church was not allowed
22
Most polyphonic church choirs in the Renaissance were exclusively male, the soprano...
 
all of the above (choir boys, adult men singing in falsetto, and castrati)
23
A single castrato could produce as much volume as:
 
Two men singing in falsetto or 3-4 boys
24
Giovanni Palestrina  was called the "savior of church music" for..
 
his role in maintaining a place for composed polyphony within the Catholic church
25
Whose music was so widely admired that later composers, including Bach and Mozart, incorporated...
 
Palestrina
26
Popular musicians in the Middle Ages preformed without benefit of musical notation because
 
most people were illiterate, and unable to read music... and manuscripts were very expensive.
27
In 1460, what invention revolutionized the world of information no less than did the computer...
 
the printing press
28
Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning madrigals?
 
it was written to be sung by 1 solo voice
29
When music artfully depicts, or even mimics, the text, the result is called:
 
word painting
30
Which of the following was a composer of madrigals?
 
Thomas Weelkes


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