A Review Of The Music In The Baroque Era

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The Baroque era can be credited as having some of the best composers of all times such as Bach and Vivaldi. Concerto, opera and Sonata were some of the new styles the world was introduced to. What else do you know about music during this period? Take the test and see.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. Which of the following represents the musical era 1600-1750 that unfortunately meant overly ornamented as in art history at that time?
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Medieval

  • 2. 
    2. The quality of work depended on how strongly which of the following affected the observer or listener?
    • A. 

      Renaissance era music

    • B. 

      Baroque era music

    • C. 

      Medieval era music

  • 3. 
    3. In the 17th Century view of human experience also shared by by philospher, Rene Descartes, states of mind came to be associated with which of the following?
    • A. 

      Doctrine of Ethos

    • B. 

      Doctrine of Affections

    • C. 

      Council of Trent

  • 4. 
    4. That reason supersedes all authority is characteristic of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Humanism

    • B. 

      Rationalism

    • C. 

      Relativism

  • 5. 
    5. Which of the following represents a new musical dimension that had a polarized texture between melody and bass?
    • A. 

      Bass continuo

    • B. 

      False bass

    • C. 

      Unfigured bass

  • 6. 
    6. Categorising vocal music into stylus ecclesiaticus (Church style), stylus cubicularis (chamber style), and stylus theatralis (theatrical style) was done by whom in the following list?
    • A. 

      Jean Baptiste Lully

    • B. 

      Marco Scacchi

    • C. 

      Antonio Vivaldi

  • 7. 
    7. A play in which the characters sing rather than speak their parts, usually accompnied by instruments is defined as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      Aria

    • C. 

      Intermedi

  • 8. 
    8. Which of the following is the first opera created in 1594 and staged in 1598?
    • A. 

      "Orfeo"

    • B. 

      "Euridice"

    • C. 

      "Dafne"

  • 9. 
    9. Which of the following is considered to be the first masterpiece of opera?
    • A. 

      "Orfeo"

    • B. 

      "Euridice"

    • C. 

      "Dafne"

  • 10. 
    10. Use of recitative to carry drama and dialogue is characteristic of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Aria

    • B. 

      Opera

    • C. 

      Oratorio

  • 11. 
    11. Who in the following list of composers is most responsible for the establishment of the oratorio?
    • A. 

      Jean Baptiste Lully

    • B. 

      Antonio Vivaldi

    • C. 

      Giacomo Crissimi

  • 12. 
    12. A short instrumental part that was used at the beginning as well as the end of an aria is called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Ritornello

    • B. 

      Concerto

    • C. 

      Sonata

  • 13. 
    14. Which of the following adopted the texture of one or a small number of melodic parts accompanied by bass continuo?
    • A. 

      Aria

    • B. 

      Sonata

    • C. 

      Overture

  • 14. 
    15. The pairing of slow and fast dances gradually extended to more movements is commonly called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Motet

    • B. 

      Suite

    • C. 

      Ricercar

  • 15. 
    16. The tradition of classical drama as well as a form of theatre that was a combination of music and drama is called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Ballet

    • C. 

      Opera

  • 16. 
    17. A piece of music that serves as an introduction to a longer work such an opera, oratoria, or play is called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Overture

    • B. 

      Cantata

    • C. 

      Concerto

  • 17. 
    18. Which of the following was one of the most important vocal forms of the Baroque era having a composition of voices and instrumental accompaniment consisting of several movements?
    • A. 

      Concerto

    • B. 

      Opera

    • C. 

      Cantata

  • 18. 
    19. Which of the following pertains to the technique of combining two or more independent melodies to make up a harmonious texture?
    • A. 

      Contratenor

    • B. 

      Contrapuntal

    • C. 

      Contratextual

  • 19. 
    20. Who in the following list is considered the greatest of the Italian Baroque concerto?
    • A. 

      Antonio Vivaldi

    • B. 

      George Handel

    • C. 

      Johann Bach

  • 20. 
    21. The ___________ of the 1570s objected to polyphonic text settings since it was felt that it created confusion.
  • 21. 
    22. The ________________ were motets for one, two, or three voices with an unfigured basso continuo, ie, a bass line without the numbers written above or below the staff.
  • 22. 
    23. The _____________________ was developed from the motet and sacred concerto as an outgrowth of the musical settings of biblical text in dialogues.
  • 23. 
    24. The solution to the textless _________________ was to have one point of imitation (subject) through the entire piece.
  • 24. 
    25. An opera based on a serious subject such as heroic or mythological topics is called a __________.
  • 25. 
    26. Late 17th Century Italian opera became a chain of _____________ and _________.
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