Renaissance Music Hl/Sl Quiz

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Renaissance Music Hl/Sl Quiz

Renaissance music is one that is still performed to date. Some of it has been incorporated in some of the music we hear today. Just how conversant are you with music and musical instruments used in that era? Take up this quiz and go back in time. Have fun while you are at it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the renaissance period, instrumental music was more important than vocal music
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What can be said about the texture of renaissance music?
    • A. 

      Mainly homophonic

    • B. 

      Mainly polyphonic

    • C. 

      Mainly heterophonic

    • D. 

      Mainly telephonic

  • 3. 
    The melodies during this period generally move ...
    • A. 

      Along a scale

    • B. 

      With large leaps

    • C. 

      Downwards

  • 4. 
    This was the "golden age" of what kind of music?
    • A. 

      Monk music

    • B. 

      A cappella music

    • C. 

      Concerto grosso

    • D. 

      The cantata

  • 5. 
    The concept of word painting was yet to be "invented", and there are very few examples of it from the renaissance period.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What were instruments during this period mainly used for?
    • A. 

      Doubling the voice parts

    • B. 

      Providing basso continuo

    • C. 

      Countersubjects for main melodic lines

  • 7. 
    Two good adjectives to describe renaissance music?
    • A. 

      Sharp and loud

    • B. 

      Dynamic and fast

    • C. 

      Terraced and quick

    • D. 

      Calm and restrained

  • 8. 
    If you hear a piece of vocal music where all voices appear independent and the text is "Kyrie eleison". What is the genre and who might be the composer?
    • A. 

      Motet - Palestrina

    • B. 

      Motet - Byrd

    • C. 

      Motet - Monteverdi

    • D. 

      Mass - Byrd

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following was not an important composer of the renaissance period?
    • A. 

      Du Fay

    • B. 

      Des Prez

    • C. 

      Palestrina

    • D. 

      Corelli

  • 10. 
    Write down the main secular genre of the renaissance period
  • 11. 
    The English madrigal was often simpler and lighter than the Italian madrigal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In the beginning of a sacred or secular renaissance piece, such as the "Gloria" of a mass or a madrigal, there was often one certain melody phrase presented as a subject by one voice, and then repeated by the other voices at different pitches. This "fixed melodic idea" is known as ...
    • A. 

      Idée fixe

    • B. 

      Cantus firmus

    • C. 

      Polyphony

    • D. 

      Bach

  • 13. 
    What is a motet?
    • A. 

      A sacred song

    • B. 

      A secular song

    • C. 

      A madrigal in praise of Mary

    • D. 

      The concluding part of a mass

  • 14. 
    Renaissance music is known for its well-defined beat
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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