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1

The texture of Renaissance music is chiefly _____________?

Polyphonic

2

A leading english composer of lute songs was ____________?

John dowland

3

Most of the instrumental music composed during the Renaissance was intended for ____________?

Dancing

4

The movement in which the Catholic church sought to correct abuses and malpractices within its structure is known as_____________?

The Counter Reformation

5

The Renaissance in music occurred between __________ and ___________.

1450 1600

6

Gregorian chant consists of ____________?

Melody sung without accompanied

7

The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were ___________?

on the lowest social level

8

Hildegard of Bingen was ___________?

All answers are correct

9

True or False? The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were accordingly ranked on a high social level.

False

10

A cappella refers to ________?

unaccompanied choral music

11

Many prominent Renaissance composers, who held important posts all over Europe, came from what was then ___________.

Flanders

12

What we know about instruments in church comes mainly from __________?

The pictures and descriptions of the day

13

Italian and French music of the fourteenth century is called __________.

Ars Nova

14

The _________ was the most popular instrument in the Renaissance home.

Lute

15

The Renaissance may be described as an age of __________.

All answers are correct

16

The church frowned on instruments because of their__________?

Earlier role in pagan rights

17

The Council of Trent attacked the church music of the Renaissance because it _________?

used secular tunes, noisy instruments, and theatrical singing.

18

Secular music in the fourteenth century _____________.

All answers are correct

19

The phrase Middle Ages refers to the period of European history spanning ___________ to __________.

450 to 1450

20

____________ is not a part of the Renaissance mass.

Alleluia

21

A new system of music notation that allowed composers to specify almost any rhythmical pattern had evolved by the ___________.

early 14th century

22

The ars nova or new art differed from older music in that
___________.

a new system of notation permitted composers to specify almost any rhythmic pattern.

23

During the Renaissance every educated person was expected to ____________.

All answers are correct

24

the basic scales of western music during the Middle Ages were __________.

The Church Modes

25

During the Middle Ages, what institution was the center of musical life?

The church

26

The first large body of secular songs that survives in decipherable notation was composed during ___________.

The twelfth and thirteenth century

27

The two main forms of sacred Renaissance music are the mass and the ____________.

Motet

28

An estampie is a medieval ___________.

Dance

29

Gregorian chant is named after Pope Gregory I, who was _____________.

credited by medieval legend

30

A versatile plucked string instrument with a body shaped like half a pear, popular during the Renaissance, was the__________.

Lute