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1

In the Baroque period, musical devices corresponded to ___.

Affects (emotions).

2

Coloratura Singing

Vocal virtuosity including fast, brilliant runs, scales, high notes, vocal cadenzas, etc. for its own sake.

3

What are the two important factors for all Baroque sacred music genres?

- Participation of the choir.
- Strong tendency to borrow from secular vocal music (opera).

4

List the Baroque sacred music genres:

Oratorio and passion, cantata, Mass, and motet.

5

Oratorio

Long semi-dramatic piece on a religious subject for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.

6

Oratorio substituted for operas in ___.

Lent.

7

Cantata

A composition in several movements for solo voice(s), instruments, and perhaps also chorus. Depending on the text, cantatas are categories as secular or church cantatas.

8

Chorale

German for hymn; also used for a four-part harmonization of a Lutheran hymn, such as Bach composed in his Cantata No. 4 and other works.

9

Gapped Chorale

A setting of a chorale melody in which the tune is presented in phrases with "gaps" between them, during which other music continues in other voices or instruments.

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