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Muisc Exam 2

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  • 1. 
    The usual order of movements in a classical sympyhony is?
    • A. 

      Fast, dance-related,slow, fast

    • B. 

      Fast,slow,dance- related,fast

    • C. 

      Fast,slow,fast,slow

    • D. 

      Slow, fast,slow,fast

  • 2. 
    The lyrical slow movement of a symphony is most often the
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Forth

  • 3. 
    A concerto is a large-scale work in several movements for
    • A. 

      An instrumental soloist

    • B. 

      An instrumental soloist and orchestra

    • C. 

      Any combination of soloists

    • D. 

      Symphonic instruments

  • 4. 
    The first movement of classical concerto
    • A. 

      Is in the same form as a classical symphony

    • B. 

      Has two expositions

    • C. 

      Is usually a long cazenda

    • D. 

      Does not have a developmental section

  • 5. 
    A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performers virtuosity is called
    • A. 

      A cadenza

    • B. 

      A fermata

    • C. 

      A pause

    • D. 

      Da capo

  • 6. 
    Classical chamber music is designed
    • A. 

      To display the virtuosity of the players

    • B. 

      For the intimate setting of a small room

    • C. 

      Exclusive for performance by paid proffessional musicians

    • D. 

      To be conducted by experienced orchestra directors

  • 7. 
    A major factor that distinguishes chamber music from the symphony or concerto is that chamber music
    • A. 

      Does not use sonata form

    • B. 

      Is performed in concerto in concert halls

    • C. 

      Does not have difficult part

    • D. 

      Is performed by one player per part

  • 8. 
    The string quartet
    • A. 

      Usually consists of four movements

    • B. 

      Is the most important form in classical chamber music

    • C. 

      Is written for two violins,viola, and cello

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 9. 
    The classical string quartet is a musical compsostion for
    • A. 

      Violin, viola, cello, and brass

    • B. 

      Two violins, viola, cello

    • C. 

      Violin,guitar,viola,cello

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 10. 
    The piano trio is a musical compostion for
    • A. 

      Three pianos

    • B. 

      Violin, piano, and narrorator

    • C. 

      Violin,cello, and piano

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 11. 
    Haydn's contract of employment shows that he was considered
    • A. 

      A skilled servant

    • B. 

      A free-lance musician

    • C. 

      A visiting guest composer

    • D. 

      An equal by his employer

  • 12. 
    In the baroque era, dynamics consisted mainly of sudden alterations between loud and soft called
    • A. 

      Cantus firmus

    • B. 

      Terraced dynamics

    • C. 

      Bass continuo

    • D. 

      Basso ontiano

  • 13. 
    The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ and the
    • A. 

      Clavicord

    • B. 

      Harpsicord

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Accordian

  • 14. 
    A vivaldi concerto usually has         movements
    • A. 

      A variable number of

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 15. 
    Vivaldi was famous and influential as a virsuoso
    • A. 

      Harpsicordist

    • B. 

      Opera singer

    • C. 

      Lutenist

    • D. 

      Violinist

  • 16. 
    While at leipzig, Bach
    • A. 

      Taught organ and composition, gave recitals, and was often asked to judge the construction of organs

    • B. 

      Was responsible for the musical education of some 55 students in the st. thomas school.

    • C. 

      Reheasrsed, conducted, and usually composed and extended work for choruses

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 17. 
    Bach was recognized as the most eminent,           of his day.
    • A. 

      Organist

    • B. 

      Composer

    • C. 

      Violinst

    • D. 

      Celloist

  • 18. 
    Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form except the
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      Concerto

    • C. 

      Fugue

    • D. 

      Sonata

  • 19. 
    Bach's personal musical style was drawn from
    • A. 

      Italian concertos

    • B. 

      French dance pieces

    • C. 

      German church music

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 20. 
    The          is a lutheran  congregational hyme tune
    • A. 

      Canata

    • B. 

      Chorale

    • C. 

      Chorale prelude

    • D. 

      Recititive

  • 21. 
    A large-scale composition for chorus,vocal soloists, and orchestra, usually set to a narrative biblical text, is called
    • A. 

      Chorale

    • B. 

      Aria

    • C. 

      Recititave

    • D. 

      Oratorio

  • 22. 
    Oratorio differs from opera in that it has no
    • A. 

      Orchestral accompaniment

    • B. 

      Acting, scenery, or costumes.

    • C. 

      Choral part.

    • D. 

      Vocal soloists.

  • 23. 
    Baroque painters exploited their materials to expand the potential of ____________ to create totally structured worlds.
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Ornament and detail

    • C. 

      Depth

    • D. 

      All answers are correct.

  • 24. 
    Baroque style flourished in music during the period
    • A. 

      1000-1250.

    • B. 

      1000-1250.

    • C. 

      1450-1600.

    • D. 

      1600-1750.

  • 25. 
    The two giants of the baroque composition were George Friederic Hanel and
    • A. 

      Johan christian bach

    • B. 

      Johan sebastian bach

    • C. 

      Giovanni gabrielli

    • D. 

      Galileo Galilei.

  • 26. 
    Affections in baroque usage refers to
    • A. 

      The nobility's manner of deportment

    • B. 

      The doctrine of universal brotherhood.

    • C. 

      Terraced dynamics.

    • D. 

      Emotional states or moods of music.

  • 27. 
    Baroque melodies often are
    • A. 

      Elaborate and ornamental.

    • B. 

      Easy to sing and remember.

    • C. 

      Impossible to play

    • D. 

      Short and simple.

  • 28. 
    All of the following composers worked in the early years of the twentieth century except?
    • A. 

      Arnold Schoenberg

    • B. 

      Claude Debussy

    • C. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Hector Berlioz

  • 29. 
    Composers in the twentieth century drew inspiration from?
    • A. 

      Folk and popular music from all cultures

    • B. 

      The music of Asia and Africa

    • C. 

      European art music from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 30. 
    In twentieth-century music
    • A. 

      String players are sometimes called on to use the wood instead of the hair on their bows.

    • B. 

      Percussion instruments have become very prominent and numerous

    • C. 

      Dissonance has been emancipated

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 31. 
    The absence of key or tonality in  a musical composition is known as?
    • A. 

      Polytonality.

    • B. 

      Ostinato.

    • C. 

      A tone cluster.

    • D. 

      Atonality

  • 32. 
    Impressionist painting and symbolist poetry as artistic movements originated in
    • A. 

      Bohemia

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Austria

  • 33. 
    After graduating from Yale, Charles Ives
    • A. 

      Went into the insurance business

    • B. 

      Began playing the trumpet professionally

    • C. 

      Began teaching

    • D. 

      Went into professional athletics

  • 34. 
    The romantic period was generated with
    • A. 

      Dramaticism, ornamentation (highly decorated, melodies)

    • B. 

      Dreams, imagination, emotion, story-telling through music

    • C. 

      Elements of representation, abandonment of representation

    • D. 

      Clarity, reason, proportion, balance, symmetry

  • 35. 
    The romantics were more interested in                than in form, and most of them considered the classical rules of formal design confining
    • A. 

      Oppression

    • B. 

      Exposition

    • C. 

      Modulation

    • D. 

      Expression

  • 36. 
    Who wrote symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67?
    • A. 

      Mozart

    • B. 

      Haydn

    • C. 

      Beethoven

    • D. 

      Schubert

  • 37. 
    The musical masterpiece of primitivism,  Le Sacre du Pritemps, ( the rite of spring) was written by russian composer
    • A. 

      Franz Kafka

    • B. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • C. 

      Sergei Diaghilev

    • D. 

      Wassily Kandinsky

  • 38. 
    The three main sections of the classical sonata-allegra form are the
    • A. 

      Introduction, Development, Recapitulation

    • B. 

      Introduction, Recapitulation, Transition

    • C. 

      Exposition, Development, Recapitulation

    • D. 

      Thematic Material, Transition, Coda

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